Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

Featuring the ESD Construction & Design Awards and the ESD Annual Awards

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 
Ford Field, Detroit

CHECK BACK FOR 2018 DETAILS! Last year’s information is below.

Plan to join us as we honor Michigan’s best engineers and technical professionals.  Our most anticipated event of the year, ESD’s Annual Dinner will be held at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, a facility rich with history and beauty.  This one-of-a-kind event brings out the best, brightest, and most diverse group of engineering, design, and construction professionals in Southeast Michigan.

Discover great accomplishments and applaud great achievements during an evening that will feature many awards, including the annual:

2017 ESD Annual Dinner Honorees

Horace H. Rackham Humanitarian Award Recipient 
Jerome C. Neyer, PE, FESD, Retired/NTH Consultants, LTD.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Steven E. Kurmas, PE, FESD, Vice Chairman, DTE Energy

Lifetime Honorary Membership Award
Alycia Meriweather, Interim General Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District

ESD College of Fellows Inductees 
John S. Boulahanis, PE, CSSBB, Managing Member & Owner, AJA Quality Services, LLC
Utpal Dutta, PhD, PE, Professor of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy
John Fillion, Retired/Senior Manager of Powertrain and Chassis Materials Engineering, Chrysler Corporation
Alex Ivanikiw, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, Barton Malow Company
Frenae F. Smith, Codes & Standards/Laboratory Services, DTE Energy Gas Operations

Distinguished Service Awardees
Daniel Brooks, PE, Senior Associate, Wade Trim
John T. Danic, Retired/Electrical Inspector, Redford Township
Linda Gerhardt, PhD, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, General Motors Company
Gary Kuleck, PhD, Dean, College of Engineering and Science, University of Detroit Mercy
Janice K. Means, PE, LEED AP, FESD, Associate Professor, Lawrence Technological University
Garth Motschenbacher, Director of Employer Relations, Michigan State University

Outstanding Leadership Awardees
Michael Cloud, PhD, Professor, Lawrence Technological University
Shannon M. Dobreff, Senior Accountant, Financial One Accounting, Inc.
Mark Fetters, Mechanical Engineer
David R. Finley, PhD, PE, Acting President and Dean, College of Business & Engineering, Lake Superior State University
Ken Mahnick, Manager, General Motors
Latonya Waller, Civil and Environmental Engineer

TechCentury Image Awardee 
Bruce J. Annett, Jr., Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs, Lawrence Technological University

Corporate Partner of the Year Award
Colliers International 
Greg Bockart, Senior Vice President
Peter McGrath, Associate

Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Awardee
Lauren Bukowski, PE, Project Manager, Barton Malow Company

Outstanding College Student Engineer of the Year Awardees
Mateusz Gibiec, Lawrence Technological University
Ashraf Jaber, Wayne State University
Nada Saghir, Lawrence Technological University
Joseph D. Yudasz, Lawrence Technological University

Outstanding High School Student of the Year Awardees
James G. Berry, Detroit Catholic Central
Allison Hurley, Canton High School
Julia Toye, South Lyon High School
Tyler Washington, Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology
Sean M. Wendling, Memphis High School

2017 ESD Construction & Design Award Winners

University of Michigan Ross School of Business Kresge Renovation and Jeff T. Blau Hall
Owner:  The University of Michigan
Designer: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Contractor: Walbridge

DTE Energy DSI ACI Installations for MATS Compliance
Owner:  DTE Energy
Designer: Black & Veatch
Contractor: Barton Malow Company

Brembo North America Foundry
Owner:  Brembo North America
Designer: Foundry Solutions & Design & NSA Architects, Engineers, Planners
Contractor: The Christman Company

Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy
Owner:  Detroit Medical Center
Designer: Harley Ellis Devereaux
Contractor: The Christman Company

Polk Penguin Conservation Center
Owner:  Detroit Zoological Society
Designer: Albert Kahn Associates, Inc./Jones & Jones
Contractor: DeMaria/Wharton-Smith JV

2017 ESD Construction & Design Award Honorable Mentions

General Motors Design Dome Renovation
Owner:  General Motors
Designer: SmithGroupJJR
Contractor: Roncelli, Inc.

University of Michigan Clements Library Renovation and Addition
Owner:  The Regents of the University of Michigan
Designer: SmithGroupJJR
Contractor: Phoenix Contractors, Inc.

Dürr North American Headquarters
Owner:  Dürr Systems, Inc.
Designer: SmithGroupJJR
Contractor: The Christman Company

5:30 p.m. Networking Reception
6:45 p.m. Dinner followed by the Presentation of Awards

Individual: $150 Member/$175 Non-Member
Table of 10: $1,350

Cost includes hors d’oeuvres, one drink ticket, dinner and dessert.  Business attire is appropriate.

To Register: 
Register online by using the link to the left, or call 248-353-0735 to register by phone.

For sponsorship information, contact Elana Shelef at 248-353-0735, ext. 119, or