Directors

ESD 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Officers

ESD President
Kirk T. Steudle, PE, FESD

Senior Vice President
Econolite

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
Biography

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

Members at Large

Paul C. Ajegba, PE
Director
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

Jeffrey L. Baxa
Senior Vice President of Automotive
Barton Malow Company

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.

Louay Chamra, PhD
Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science
Oakland University

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

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

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
Walbridge

Trevor Sherts
Design Activation Lead
Ford Motor Company

Jasmine L. Sisson, PE, FESD
Assistant Vice President, Michigan Structures
Group Manager, Project Delivery Manager for the Midwest and Plains Districts
WSP USA Inc.

Terry J. Woychowski, FESD
Executive Vice President
Caresoft Global