ESD 2019-2020 Board of Directors


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ESD President
Kirk T. Steudle, PE, FESD

Senior Vice President


ESD Treasurer
Alex F. Ivanikiw, AIA, LEED AP, FESD
President and Founder
OAC Advisors, LLC

ESD Vice President
Robert A. Richard
Executive VP Corporate Services, Customer Service & IT
DTE Energy


ESD Secretary
Robert Magee

Executive Director
The Engineering Society of Detroit


ESD Immediate Past President
Daniel E. Nicholson, PE
Vice President, Global Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronics
General Motors

Members at Large

Paul C. Ajegba, PE
Michigan Department of Transportation

Carla Bailo
President and CEO
Center for Automotive Research

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

Mike Boss
President and CEO
Dürr Systems, Inc.

Denise Carlson
Vice President, North American Production Innovation Center Division
Executive Lead, Diversity & Inclusion
DENSO International America, Inc.

Sean P. Conway
Director, Product Marketing and Engineering
American Axle and Manufacturing

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
Executive Director
SAE Foundation

Malik Goodwin
President & Managing Member
Goodwin Management Group, LLC

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

Marc Hudson
Managing Partner
Bamboo Detroit

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

Thomas McCarthy
Vice President and Head of Safety Compliance & Product Analysis
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US

Dan Milot
Senior Vice President Engineering
ZF Group

Claude Molinari
President and CEO
Visit Detroit

Scott Penrod
Group Vice President

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

Terry J. Woychowski, FESD
Executive Vice President
Caresoft Global