Academy of Distinguished Alumni members at the Distinguished Alumni banquet in April 2016

Academy of Distinguished Alumni
Academy of Distinguished Alumni members at the Distinguished Alumni banquet in April 2016

The Academy of Distinguished Alumni was established by the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Virginia Tech and its Advisory Board on October 14, 1993. Thirty‑eight charter member alumni were inducted and the Marvin H. Agee Distinguished Alumni Award was presented posthumously to Marvin Agee, who, as ISE department head in the early 1970's, founded the ISE Advisory Board. Since its inauguration, the Academy has steadily developed into a group of recognized leaders in the field who have served their profession and society with distinction.

The Academy of Distinguished Alumni

* Deceased

# Inducted Name Class Information
115 2016 John Montague 1967 President of John W. Montague Jr. Inc. (retired)
114 2016 Janis Terpenny 1981, 1996 Chair and Head of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University
113 2016 Don Wittke Honorary alumnus Director of Industrial Engineering at United Parcel Service
112 2014 Rebecca B. Kates 1978, 1981 Owner, Quality Consulting, LLC
111 2014 Martin E. Muscatello 1982, 1987 President & CEO, CCS-Inc. and subsidiaries Qualtrax, Inc. and FoxGuard Solutions, Inc.
110 2014 Chris J. Rockwell 1992 President, Lextant
109 2012 Thomas R. Balzer 1983 Executive Vice President, Balzer & Associates, Inc.
108 2012 Thomas A. Dingus 1985, 1987 Director, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
107 2012 John R. McKnight 1991 Vice President & General Manager, Wyman-Gordon Forgings
106 2010 David (Dave) H. Klein 1983 Principal, BTB Solutions, LLC
105 2010 Kevin E. Layne 1983 President, Kollmorgen
104 2010 Eileen M. Van Aken 1988, 1991, 1995 Interim Department Head, ISE Department, Virginia Tech
103 2008 Kevin W. Leclaire 1995 Founder & Managing Director, ISDR Consulting
102 2008 Charles E. Leslie 1956 President & Owner, Embroidery by Chalaine
101 2008 Jaime A. Smith 1989 Vice President Sales, SunEdison
100 2006 Aditya Tim Guleri 1988 Sierra Ventures
099 2006 Robert (Bob) L. Gunter 1992 Sector Senior Vice President, Northrop Grumman Newport News
098 2006 Robert van Luyn 1963 Staff Engineer, General Electric Aircraft Engines (retired)
097 2006 Bevlee A. Watford 1983, 1986 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
096 2004 Lawrence K. Baker 1957 Engineer, Hearing Aid Industry
095 2004 Dan H. Heflin Jr. 1953 Professional Engineer, Heflin & Williams, Inc.
094 2004 Nancy Bowman Sauer* 1984 President, D2Xchange, LLC
093 2004 Herb H. Thompson 1956 President and CEO, Ball Foster Glass Container Company (retired)
092 2002 Darrell A. Davis 1982, 1984 Vice President - Six Sigma, Empire-Today
091 2002 Timothy Fields Jr. 1970 Senior Vice President, Marasco Newton Group, Ltd.
090 2002 George C. Guynn 1964 President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
089 2002 Oren E. Hopkins Jr.* 1950 Former President, The Coombs-Hopkins Company
088 2002 Joseph (Joe) W. Meredith Jr. 1997 President, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
087 2002 William T. Miller* 1951 President, RBI Corporation
086 2002 Kirk E. Spitzer 1967 President & CEO, Alfa Laval Inc.
085 2002 Thomas Cato Tillar* 1945 W.T. Tillar Company, Inc.
084 1999 Richard (Dick) M. Arnold 1956 Consultant, Ben. Rd. of Global Ministries of the UMC
083 1999 William G. Buchanan Jr.* 1935 Associate Professor, “Voice of the Hokies”
082 1999 Richard L. Francis 1960 Professor, Department of ISE Dept., University of Florida
081 1999 Homer H. Hickam Jr. 1964 Retired NASA Engineer and noted author
080 1999 James Ed Hines 1969 Manufacturing Vice President, Lucent Technologies, Inc. (retired)
079 1999 Harold W. Schneikert 1965 Principal Consultant, International Division, E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.
078 1999 Walter L. Thomas* 1943 Production Control Contracts Administrator, Newport News Shipbuilding, Retired US Army Major
077 1999 Curtis Tompkins 1964, 1967 John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
076 1999 Grover L. Wilson* 1937 Retired Colonel, Industrial Engineer, US Air Force
075 1999 Hal G. Worley 1946 Manager, AT&T Customer Engineering & Quality Administration
074 1998 John G. Casali 1977, 1979, 1982 John Grado Professor, ISE Department, Virginia Tech
073 1998 George A. Costan 1936 Chairman of the Board, Southern Air Inc.
072 1998 Daniel M. Dick 1970 Director, Air Force Programs, General Dynamics Advanced Info Systems
071 1998 John C. Harrell 1963 President, Suffolk Iron Works, Inc.
070 1998 Jesse P. Jacobs Jr. 1949 Retired USAF, Boeing Corporation
069 1998 James L. Jones Jr. 1956 Retired Patent Agent
068 1998 Arthur C. Klages* 1942 Vice President, Burlington Handbags, Inc.
067 1998 Edward H. Lane Jr.* 1937 Vice President, The Lane Company
066 1998 John S. McLellan 1963 President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems
065 1998 Augustus M. Raney 1941 Investment Real Estate
064 1998 T. Frank Smith Jr. 1944 Manager of Southern Region, Exxon Corporation (retired)
063 1998 Harry D. Temple* 1934 United States Army
062 1998 John W. Thomas Jr. 1949 Chairman of Board, Thomas Built Buses, Inc.
061 1996 Leon P. Harris 1964 President, Keltech, Inc.
060 1996 James P. Ignizio 1971 Manager, Modeling and Simulation, Intel Corporation
059 1996 Robin L. Keesee 1976 Director, US Army Human Ergonomics Lab
058 1996 Gordon A. Mapp 1968 Vice President and General Manager, Thermo King Corporation
057 1996 C. Alexander Neely 1973 President, Burlington Menswear
056 1996 L. Thomas Wilburn Jr. 1951 Chairman, President & CEO, Bethesda Services
055 1996 Paul J. Woo Jr. 1969 President and CEO, Sterlie Concepts, Inc.
054 1995 Elwin I. Brawner 1966 Chairman of the Board, ICI Explosives, Inc.
053 1995 Bennie J. Butts Jr.* 1950 Adjunct Associate Professor, North Carolina A&T State University
052 1995 John R. Canada* 1957, 1961 Professor Emeritus, IE Department, NC State University
051 1995 Thomas (Tom) A. Carpenito 1973, 1974 Vice-President of Global Infrastructure, Computer Sciences Corporation
050 1994 Robert F. Allnutt 1957 Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Assoc.
049 1994 Vinod Chachra 1968, 1971 President, VTLS Inc.
048 1994 Charles M. Forbes* 1949 VP Development & University Relations, University of Delaware
047 1994 Larry M. Goodall 1970 Attorney,  McGuire, Woods & Battle
046 1994 D. Joe Long 1956 Owner and President, Regency Bedspread Mfg. Company
045 1994 Ellis P. Monroe 1956 President, Monroe Sales Company, Inc.
044 1994 Douglas C. Montgomery 1965, 1967, 1969 Regents' Professor of Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University
043 1994 J. Frederick Moring* 1957 Attorney & Partner, Crowell and Moring
042 1994 J. Landon Short* 1952, 1956 Director of Education, The Robert & Janice McNair Foundation
041 1994 Wayne C. Turner 1964, 1970, 1972 Professor, IE Department, Oklahoma State University
040 1993 Warren E. Abrams* 1950 President, Warren Elliott Associates, Inc.
039 1993 John A. Bachmann 1965, 1968, 1970 President, Proteus Performance Group
038 1993 Jerry R. Batt 1972 Consumer Billing Systems Vice President, AT&T Corporate
037 1993 Charles J. Brown III 1969 President, Entergy Power Group
036 1993 Thomas C. Burns 1949 Chairman and Managing Director, AIT/BAC New Zealand Ltd.
035 1993 David H. Burrows* 1942 Chairman and CEO, Wiley N. Jackson Company
034 1993 Fred T. Campbell* 1950 Past President, Campbell and Associates, Inc.
033 1993 W. John Campbell* 1953 President, Tobacco Technologies Group
032 1993 Gerald D. Clarke 1968 Retired President and CEO, Energy Services Group
031 1993 William S. Cross Jr. 1941 CEO and Director, Cross Sales and Engineering Co., Inc.
030 1993 Charles W. Davies Jr. 1971, 1976 President and CEO, Tultex Corporation
029 1993 John W. Donehower 1969 Senior Vice President and CFO, Kimberly Clark Corporation
028 1993 Robert D. Dryden* Honorary alumnus Dean of Engineering, Portland State University
027 1993 Phillip E. Frankfort 1940 Union Camp Corporation (retired)
026 1993 Leroy O. Gillette* 1944 Director of IE, Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
025 1993 Charles O. Gordon, Sr* 1942 Chairman, Bydand Corporation
024 1993 Charles O. Gordon, Jr. 1969 Senior Vice President, Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc.
023 1993 Jack C. Gordon* 1977 President, The Bydand Corporation
022 1993 John Grado* 1948 Retired Chairman and CEO, Technographics, Inc.
021 1993 Dale B. Hartman* 1950 President, Cam-I
020 1993 Robert H. Holland 1966, 1969, 1972 President and Chairman, Holland Systems Corporation
019 1993 O. P. Johnson 1952 President, L-TEC Welding & Cutting Systems
0018 1993 Barry A. Latimer 1971, 1972 President, Whites Advertising, Inc.
017 1993 Robert H. Levine 1944 President, Raleigh Junk Company
016 1993 Earl F. Myerholtz* 1948 Vice President, TRW Inc. Industrial Product Group
015 1993 Charles G. O'Brien 1956 Retired Executive Vice President, Thomasville Furniture Industries
014 1993 Frederick T. Parker II* 1965 President, Virginia Peanuts, Inc.
013 1993 Charles J. Parks* 1948 Vice President in Operations, Union Carbide Corp., Nuclear Division
012 1993 Hal G. Prillaman 1955 President, Prillaman Brothers, Inc.
011 1993 Wiley E. Ring, III 1958 President, Kingsport Foundry & Manufacturing Co.
010 1993 B. Fielding Rolston 1964 Vice President, Eastman Chemical Company
009 1993 Donald L. Sage 1956 Engineering Manager, AT&T Microelectronics
008 1993 John F. Sweers 1946 Corporate Vice President, The Gap Stores, Inc.
007 1993 Robert E. Taylor P.E. 1970 Associate Professor Emeritus, ISE Department, Virginia Tech
006 1993 Joseph C. Thomas* 1943 President, Thomas Brothers, Inc.
005 1993 Paul E. Torgersen* Honorary alumnus Honorary Professor & John Hancock Chair, ISE Department, Virginia Tech
004 1993 John A. Urquhart 1949 President, John A. Urquhart Associates
003 1993 James R. Vilseck 1951 President, Island Creek Coal Company
002 1993 Douglas D. Walker 1963 Vice President Engineering, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
001 1993 John A. White Jr. 1966 Chancellor and Distinguished Professor, University of Arkansas