ESD 2018-2019 Board of Directors


ESD President
Daniel E. Nicholson, PE

Vice President, Global Electrification, Controls, Software & Electronic Hardware
General Motors Company

ESD Vice President
Kirk T. Steudle, PE, FESD

Senior Vice President

ESD Treasurer
Alex F. Ivanikiw, AIA, LEED AP, FESD

Executive Vice President
Barton Malow Company

ESD Secretary
Robert Magee

Executive Director
The Engineering Society of Detroit

ESD Immediate Past President
Douglas E. Patton, FESD

Retired, Executive Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Engineering Division
DENSO International America, Inc.

Members at Large

Larry Alexander
President and CEO
Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau

Carla Bailo
President and CEO
Center for Automotive Research

Katherine M. Banicki, FESD
President and Chairman of the Board
Testing Engineers & Consultants

Michael D. Bolon, FESD
Retired, Senior VP, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy Business Sector
General Dynamics Land Systems

Michael J. Cairns
Director of NAFTA Design Integrity and Global Implementation
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Patrick J. Devlin
Chief Elected Officer
Michigan Building Trades Council

Robert A. Ficano, JD
Wayne County Community College District

Farshad Fotouhi, PhD
Dean, College of Engineering
Wayne State University

Alec D. Gallimore, PhD
Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering,
Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor,
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan

Lori Gatmaitan
SAE Foundation

Malik Goodwin
President & Managing Member
Goodwin Management Group, LLC

Kouhaila G. Hammer, CPA
President & CEO
Ghafari Associates, LLC

Ronald R. Henry, AIA, NCARB
Senior Vice President
Sachse Construction

Marc Hudson
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Rocket Fiber

Leo C. Kempel, PhD
Dean, College of Engineering
Michigan State University

Scott Penrod
Vice President

Robert A. Richard
Senior Vice President of Major Enterprise Projects
DTE Energy

Bill Rotramel
Director – Vehicle Integration
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. 

William J. Vander Roest, PE
Retired, Engineering Director

Terry J. Woychowski, FESD
Vice President, Advanced Technology Department
Link Engineering Company