Honoring Officer Sean Collier
For complete coverage of Officer Collier’s Memorial Service, how to donate and offer condolences, go to: Officer Sean Collier.
The Service video is very moving, especially the remarks of MIT Chief of Police John DiFava and those of Sean's brother. These begin about 1:05 into the video which is Here
Nominees for Office 2013-2014
At its April meeting, the Board accepted the Nominating Committee slate of candidates for election to our Board of Directors for the Term beginning July 1, 2013. The Election will be held on June 22nd at the Annual Meeting of the Club at San Dieguito County Park in Del Mar. The Bylaws provide that we propose one candidate per office, but members of the Club may make nominations by writing to our Secretary, Dick Hodgman. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting. Our nominees are listed below.
The Committee: William Collins, Chairman ’67 XV, ’65 II, Jeff Clough ’72 II, XIII, Laura Robinson ’80 III, Drew Terry ’00 II, XV
President—Jerry Feitelson Ph.D. (’75 SB VII) has been active in the Club as a Mem-ber, Officer and the Board of Directors since 1988. He is currently Chief Scientific Officer of Global Clean Energy Holdings, a biofuels feedstock company based in Long Beach, CA. Prior to that, he was Manager of Business Development, IP & Alliances in the Discovery Products Division at Beckman Coulter. Before joining Beckman in Dec 2005, Jerry was Vice President of Technology and Business Development at GenWay Biotech. Dr. Feitelson led a team at Akkadix Corporation to develop novel methods for controlling parasitic nematodes in transgenic plants. Prior to joining Akkadix, Dr. Feitelson was a Science Fellow and Manager of the Department of Molecular Biology at Mycogen Corporation for [nearly] 10 years. He previously served as Senior Research Microbiologist at American Cyanamid and an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology at Rutgers University. He is an inventor on 14 U.S. patents and 7 pending patents, and author of 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications & numerous invited lectures. Jerry's other educational background includes a Ph.D. in Genetics with Joshua Lederberg (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1958) and A. T. Ganesan at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981, and an NIH postdoctoral research fellowship at the John Innes Institute, Norwich, UK in Streptomyces molecular genetics. Jerry has lived in Carmel Valley for 25 years with his wife Éva, where they raised 2 children: Justine and Cory
First Vice President (Programs)—Craig Monsell ('77 SB X) relocated to San Diego in 2011 after retiring from a 28 year career with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Cincinnati, OH. He is currently serving as VP Programs and has previously served as Club Secre-tary. He is an Educational Counselor and was previously an Educational Counselor in Cincinnati. His career at P&G was in Marketing and R&D / Product Development with an expertise in consumer understanding and consumer-driven product and marketing strategy. Craig sings bass in the Pacific Coast Harmony a capella chorus.
Craig and his wife Betsey (Wellesley '77) live downtown. They are excited to be back in the San Diego area (Betsey grew up in La Jolla) and are enjoying getting involved in business and volunteer projects.
Second Vice President (Membership)—Vic Aramati (’71 SM II) professional experience spans over 30 years in Engineering, Manufacturing, Program Management and Quality in communications and computing systems. He was successful in leading Manufacturing Operations, Total Quality and Customer Satisfaction programs and corporate wide business process reengineering initiatives. He initially worked for Bell Laboratories followed by assignments in Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and Hewlett-Packard. His last position was Director, HP's Alpha Systems Quality and Reliability. He retired in the spring of 2002. Vic taught courses on TQM, 6 Sigma and Process Management at the Center for Quality Managements and Tufts and courses in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University. He has numerous internal and professional publications on Quality, Reliability and Customer Satisfaction. Vic also holds a B.S. from Northeastern University in Mechanical Engineering. He speaks four languages. His hobbies include boating, off-roading, camping and racing with the San Diego Porsche club. He currently lives in Coronado, Ca.
Third Vice President (Communications)—Oliver Smoot (’62 SB XIV) has been a member of the Club’s Board since 2007 and currently is VP Communications. His goal is to make the Club’s website useful to and used by all area Alums. Ollie actively consults on standards and intellectual property issues. He chaired the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors in 2001 and 2002, after serving in numerous ANSI leadership posts. For 2003-2004 he was elected President of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). From 2000-2005 he served as vice-president for external voluntary standards relations of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). Prior to that he was ITI’s executive vice-president for 23 years. He is a member of and has held leadership positions in the American Bar Association, International Technology Law Association, and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Ollie also received a JD from Georgetown U.
Treasurer—Gary Eigen (’72 SM II, ’71 SB II) left the snow behind to move to Southern California in 1972 where he began his career as a Process Engineer at 3M in Camarillo. He moved to San Diego in 1997, where he has lived since. His work focuses on manufacturing and operations management. He has worked in the semiconductor industry, electronics manufacturing, and currently at L-3 Communi-cations which provides telemetry devices for the defense industry. He has long been active in the our Club, currently serving as Treasurer where he developed the budgeting process, worked to improve financial reporting, and led efforts to set targets for the club's financial goals. He looks forward to participating in the ongoing improvement of the club.
Secretary—Dick Hodgman (’70 SB VI &XV) started in logic design, then moved to computer product development and management at Intel and Tandem Computers and then independent consulting. He has served as an EC and EC Area Chair (in Kan-sas City), webmaster for his MIT class, as a secretary, a treasurer, and webmaster for not-for-profits, and as a mentor for a FIRST Robotics team. He currently is secretary of the Club. Dick’s other interests include genealogy, digital photography, and photo and video preservation.
Director-at-Large—Robert Booker ('91 SB VI) has previously held the positions of Treasurer and Secretary of the MIT Club of San Diego. He has been an Educational Counselor for the last six years. He is a manager at CareFusion, Inc. and is very inter-ested in medical devices and new company formation. Rob also has his MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business. He is married to his wife Nicole and has two great kids. Rob has been working in the San Diego area since 2003, and the Booker Family has been based in the Talmadge neighborhood of San Diego
Director-at-Large—Gary W. Pace ('75 PhD XX) is an experienced serial entrepreneur and senior operations manager of small to and large-scale life sciences ventures and companies in Australia, the USA and Europe. He has more than 40 years of experience in the development and commercialization of advanced technologies. In 2003 Gary was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government and in 2011 Director of the Year by the San Diego Directors Forum. Dr. Pace co-founded QRxPharma and is currently a Director of QRxPharma Ltd, ResMed, Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Transition Therapeutics Inc., 2 other private companies, and the MIT Enterprise Forum (San Diego). Most recently Dr. Pace founded Sova Pharmaceuticals Inc.; developing drugs for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Pace also holds a B.Sc. (Hons I) from the University of New South Wales. He has authored or co-authored over 50 research and review papers, 24 patents, and co-authored the book “In Search of Health and Fitness.” Also he has held visiting academic positions at MIT and the University of Queensland. Dr. Pace is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, was born in Sydney Australia and holds both US and Australian citizenship. He lives in La Jolla, California, USA with his wife Jinny and 3 children Elaina, Gary William Jr and William Charles.