Biographical Information on Committee Members
DONALD N. FREY is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences in the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. He has been active in both the academic and corporate workplace during his career, most recently serving as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Bell and Howell Company from 1971 to 1988. During that time, he also served as lecturer and adjunct professor at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. Prior to his position at Bell and Howell, Dr. Frey began his career in the metallurgical department in Ford Motor Company's Scientific Laboratory in 1951, and progressed to the position of vice president of the product development group at Ford in 1967. In November 1990 he received the National Medal for Technology award from the President of the United States. Dr. Frey received his B.S. in metallurgical engineering, M.S. in engineering, and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan.
ROBERT C. FORNEY is a retired executive vice president, member of the board of directors, and member of the executive committee of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Dr. Forney held positions of increasing responsibility in Du Pont, including product manager, director of the Products Marketing Division, general director of the Marketing Division, and vice president and general manager of the Textile Fibers Department. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Purdue Foundation and serves as a director on several boards. Dr. Forney received his B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Purdue University.
MARTIN GOLAND is the president of Southwest Research Institute. He is active in numerous scientific advisory groups at the national level and has broad experience in aircraft design, applied mechanics, and operations research. Previously, Mr. Goland held positions in Midwest Research Institute and the Curtiss-Wright Corporation and was an instructor at Cornell University. He is the author of more than 60 papers on structures, aerodynamics, dynamics, mathematics, engineering analysis, research administration, and other subjects. He was awarded the prestigious Hoover Medal in 1987 and the U.S. Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Award in 1988. Mr. Goland received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
GEORGE N. HATSOPOULOS is the founder, chairman of the board, and president of Thermo Electron Corporation. The comany's principal businesses include manufacturing of environmental and analytical instruments, alternative-energy power plants and prepackaged cogeneration systems, industrial process and power equipment, and biomedical products. Dr. Hatsopoulos served on the faculty of MIT from 1956 to 1962 and continued his association with the Institute, serving as Senior Lecturer until 1990. He is a member of the governing Council of the National Academy of Engineering, and a vice chairman of the American Business Conference, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from 1982 through 1989 and as its chairman in 1988 and 1989. He has testified at numerous Senate and congressional hearings on national energy policy and capital formation, and he has served on many national committees on energy conservation, environmental protection, and international exchange. Dr. Hatsopoulos received his education at the National Technical University of Athens and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his B.S., M.S., M.E., and Sc.D. degrees in mechanical engineering.
TREVOR O. JONES is chairman of the board of Libbey-Owens-Ford Company and also president of the International Development Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. A native of Maidstone, England, Mr. Jones started his U.S. engineering career with General Motors in 1959, where he spent 19 years working in aerospace activities and in 1970 was charged with bringing aerospace technology to automotive safety and electronic systems. He became director of GM's newly organized Automotive Electronic Control Systems group in 1970, was appointed director of Advance Product Engineering in 1972, and became director of GM's Proving Grounds in 1974. Mr. Jones was employed by TRW in a number of executive positions, including vice president of engineering for TRW Automotive Worldwide, group vice president and general manager of TRW's Transportation Electrical and Electronics
Group, and group vice president of Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Marketing for the Automotive Sector. Mr. Jones completed his formal engineering education in the United Kingdom at Aston Technical College and Liverpool Technical College.
HENRY KRESSEL is currently managing director of Warburg, Pincus & Co., a diversified venture capital and financial management firm. From 1959 to 1983 Dr. Kressel occupied various positions of increasing responsibility at the RCA Laboratories, Princeton, New Jersey. In 1979 he became staff vice president for solid-state research and development. His responsibilities encompassed integrated circuits and optoelectronic devices and systems. He led the development of many semiconductor devices, accomplishing a succession of breakthroughs, most notably in the field of transistors and optoelectronics. Notable achievements include pioneering the development and commercial introduction of the heterojunction semiconductor laser technology. A graduate of Yeshiva College in physics, Dr. Kressel received an M.S. degree in applied physics from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in materials sciences from the same university.
JOHN R. MOORE is a retired vice president and general manager of the Electro-Mechanical Division of the Northrop Corporation and is currently a consultant to high-technology industries. Prior to that, he was president of Actron Division and a corporate vice president at McDonnell Douglas Corp. and served on the faculty at both Washington University and the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1966 he was elected executive vice president of North American Aviation and a member of the board of directors and after the North American Aviation—Rockwell Standard merger, he became head of the North American Aviation part of North American Rockwell, a member of the board, and a member of the executive committee. Mr. Moore is a graduate of the G.E. Advanced Course in Engineering and holds a degree from the UCLA Executive Program and a B.S. from Washington University.
JOHN WILLIAM PODUSKA, SR. is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Stardent Computer Inc. Before founding Stardent, Dr. Poduska was the founder and chairman of the board of Apollo Computer, Inc., and a founder of Prime Computer as well as the vice president of research and development. He was the director of the Honeywell Information Science Center, chief of the Man-Computer Systems branch at NASA's Electronic Research Center, and an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Poduska holds Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
JAMES BRIAN QUINN is the William and Josephine Buchanan Professor of Management at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He joined the Tuck faculty in 1957 and is an authority in the fields of strategic planning, the management of technological change, and entrepreneurial innovations. Professor Quinn has held fellowships from the Sloan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Fulbright Exchange Program. In addition to consulting with leading U.S. and foreign companies and publishing extensively on corporate policy issues, he has the distinction of recently being named the Dean of The International University of Japan. Dr. Quinn earned a B.S. from Yale, an M.B.A. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
SHELDON WEINIG is the founder and chairman of Materials Research Corporation (MRC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony USA Inc. MRC is a multinational company supplying sophisticated materials and equipment to the electronics and computer industries. Before starting the company, he was on the faculty of Columbia University and New York University. In 1988 the government of France awarded Dr. Weinig the rank of Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur. Dr. Weinig was a member of the United States-Japan Scientific Exchange Committee and a member of President Reagan's Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives. He received a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from New York University and an M.S. and D.Sc. in metallurgy from Columbia.