McCormick Magazine

Class Notes


Samuel A. Culbert
('61), professor of management at the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management, wrote Beyond Bullsh*t: Straight-Talk at Work (Stanford University Press, 2008). He has received the American Association of Publisher's Best Management Book of the Year Award and the Harvard Business Review's McKinsey Award.

Edward F. Voboril
('65), chairman of the board of the Analogic Corporation, was appointed independent lead director of IRIS International's international board of directors.

James F. Mann
('66), formerly at LNR Property Corp. in Atlanta, was named managing director and head of commercial development at HDG Mansur.

Dwight A. Beranek
('68) was named market services manager for the Department of Defense programs of Michael Baker Jr. Inc., an engineering unit of operations and maintenance services provider Michael Baker Corporation.

Richard W. Gochnauer
('72), president and chief executive officer of United Stationers, has been named to the board of directors of AmerisourceBergen Corporation.

Matthew Tirrell
('73) was appointed chair of the department of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Donald P. Monaco
('74), owner of Monaco Air Duluth, was appointed to the Metropolitan Airports Commission of St. Paul.

Kenneth J. Zdunek
('74, MS '75), a research faculty member in electrical and computer engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Paul G. Anderson
(PhD '76) is president-elect of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Meena Mutyala
('77) was recently promoted to the newly created position of vice president and business leader of India strategy at Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel. She also received an honorary doctor of engineering degree from Central Michigan University and is leading a delegation to India to begin pursuing the country's nuclear power market.

Donald Lee Hoffman ('80) has been named chief technology officer at Scayl, an early-stage software startup that he founded with two partners.

Michael Willett
('81) is chief engineer in the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems division of General Dynamics in Chantilly, Virginia.

Richard D. Zorowitz
('81), chief of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, was named to the clinical advisory board at Victhom Human Bionics.

Stephen A. DeBacco
('82), formerly chief operating officer of Workbrain Incorporated, was hired as executive vice president of worldwide sales at Empathica, a provider of customer experience management programs.

Benjamin W. Slivka
('82, MS '85) launched DreamBox Learning K-2 Math, a web-based game that combines individual adaptations, an in-depth math curriculum, and game-like adventures to provide an engaging math-learning experience for children age four to eight.

Steve Bower
('83) is a freelance software developer specializing in the nascent software-as-a-service area. He left Oracle after 10 years as vice president of engineering.

Annetta M. Hewko
('83), most recently director of health and wellness, international, at PepsiCo, was named vice president, international, at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, based in Washington, D.C.

Rita D. Brogley
('87) was named a director and CEO of Amadesa, a web-site testing and personalization firm.

Terence L. Davis
('88), most recently president of U2 Mentoring, was named chief operating officer of Girl Scouts Heart of the South.

Sharon L. Harmsworth
('88) was promoted from assistant vice president of engineering and research to vice president of equipment at TTX Co. in Chicago.

William F. Stanczak Jr.
('89) was named director of commercial sales in the newly launched commercial division of Inspired Electronics Inc.

Todd Curry ('90), formerly president of e-marketing consultancy for Ascenda Partners LLC, was appointed vice president of marketing at Ifbyphone, a hosted telephone application platform company.

Michael A. Molano
('90), most recently a partner at Mayer Brown, was named a partner in the intellectual property practice group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Silicon Valley.

David L. Nichols
('91), a managing partner at Accenture, was named to the Crain's Chicago Business "40 under 40."

Milton M. Morris
('92), most recently director of program management and operations at InnerPulse Corporation, was named vice president of research and development at Cyberonics Inc.

Paul J. Brown
('94), formerly president of Expedia North America, was appointed president of global brands and shared services at Hilton Hotels Corporation, based in Beverly Hills.

John N. Ivan
('94) was promoted to professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Connecticut in August 2006. He is currently on sabbatical leave, working for the spring semester 2009 as a visiting researcher at Lund University in the department of traffic and roads.

Mark Price
('94) began a fellowship in sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital after graduating from Harvard Medical College's combined orthopedic surgery residency programs. He works with many local sports teams, including the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and New England Revolution.

Brian Sabina
('95) is program director of the Chicago branch of Reach the World, an educational program that teaches inner-city students about other cultures and environments through interactive travel adventures. He is mentioned in an article published in the Erie (PA) Times-News about the program's beginnings and a sailing trip around the globe in which he took part.

Peter Banks
('97) was promoted to vice president of engineering at the Nickelodeon Kids and Family Games Group.

Daniel Boss (
PhD '97), previously with USG Corporation, was named vice president of engineering at Serious Materials, a manufacturer of green building materials.

Craig Witsoe
('97), former president and chief executive officer of Tyden Group, was named chief executive officer of Lineage Power Corporation.

Jose Adrian Bayardo
('98) was promoted from vice president of corporate development and investor relations to vice president and chief financial officer of Complete Production Services Inc.

David A. Liebelt ('01) began an orthopedic surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center in July. He received his medical degree and doctorate from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in June.

Scott Van Broekhoven
('01) became a staff member in the aerospace engineering group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory after receiving a master of science degree in engineering systems from MIT in June.

Jerome L. Budzik
(PhD '03), founder and chief technology officer of MediaRiver and a former McCormick faculty member, was elected to the board of directors of the Illinois Mathe--matics and Science Academy.

Jay P. Goyal ('03), an Ohio state representative, was the featured speaker at the National Honor Society induction cere-mony in November 2008 at Lexington High School in Lexington, Ohio, from which he graduated in 1999.

Mark Kevin Klossner
('04) was promoted from managing director to vice president and general manager at Altra Holdings Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer.

Mary Beth Holden
('08) was named a research associate at Abelson Taylor, an independent advertising agency in the health-care field.

Kelly Koenig
(MITP '08), a Chicago-based consultant, had her research findings on quantum nanotechnology as a means of preventing identity theft featured in an article in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Danielle Latoya North ('08) was appointed a technical sales representative at Schulke Inc.

Rodney Priestley
(PhD '08) won the Quadrant Award (first prize) for his thesis titled "Effects of nanoscale confinement and interfaces on the structural relaxation of amorphous polymers monitored at the molecular scale by fluorescence and dielectric spectroscopy." He also joined the department of chemical engineering at Princeton University as an assistant professor.

In memoriam
Don I. Hervig, '36
James H. Pomerene, '42
Donald O. Wilt, '44
Paul W. Koehler, '45
Sidney R. Collis, '47
Ned E. Mitchell, '47
Ralph V. Rentzsch, '48
Ernest M. Roth, '48
Charles O. Barnes, '49
Ralph E. Drewitz, '50
John J. Nimrod, '50
Robert L. Pasek, '50
Richard N. Williams, '50
Ferdinand G. Fender, '51
John Southey Wise Sr., '51
Philip C. Kauffmann, '52
Victor G. Whicher Jr., '53
John K. Cochran, '54
Paul W. Erb, '54
Robert J. Boram Jr., '59
Norbert F. Pasko, '59
Marvin C. Bergwall, '61
George F. Hauck, '64
Roderick P. Donaldson, '65
Jon A. Larson, '65
David B. Bandy, '68
Clarence E. Lowery, '74
Brad Bennett, '77
Cecilia A. Friskie, '83
Scott A. Baarman, '84
James S. Roberts, '95
Charles Joseph Sharp, '05