ESD 2017-2018 Board of Directors


ESD President
Douglas E. Patton, FESD

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

ESD Vice President
Daniel E. Nicholson

Vice President, Global Propulsion Systems
General Motors Company

ESD Treasurer
Steven E. Kurmas, PE, FESD

Vice Chairman
DTE Energy

ESD Secretary
Robert Magee

Executive Director
The Engineering Society of Detroit

Immediate Past President
Kouhaila G. Hammer, CPA

President & CEO
Ghafari Associates, LLC

Members at Large

Larry Alexander
President and CEO
Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau

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
Head of Vehicle Integration and Validation—Product Engineering
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
Managing Member
Goodwin Management Group, LLC

Ronald R. Henry, AIA, NCARB
Corporate Vice President – Real Estate, Design and Construction
Beaumont Health

Marc Hudson
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Rocket Fiber

Alex F. Ivanikiw, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Vice President
Barton Malow Company

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

Ali Jammoul
Global Director, Body Exterior and
Safety Engineering
Ford Motor Company

Scott Penrod
Vice President

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

Kirk T. Steudle, PE, FESD
Michigan Department of Transportation

William J. Vander Roest, PE
Engineering Director

Lewis N. Walker, PhD, PE, FESD
Lawrence Technological University

Terry J. Woychowski, FESD
Vice President
North American Test Operations
Link Engineering Company