September 2011

September 23, 2011
Richard WeeksPresident and CEO, Weeks MarineOriginally founded by Francis Weeks in 1919, the Weeks Stevedoring Company started with two cranes in the Port of New York, handling bunker coal and dry ballast. By the beginning of World War II, they had purchased their seventh crane and were loading military equipment bound for Europe tosupport the Allied Forces. In the 1980s and 90s, the Weeks organization grew by leaps and bounds by acquiring the assets of well respected marine companies.
September 15, 2011
Kevin Kennedy President and Chief Executive Officer of Avaya Inc.   Kevin Kennedy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems, and services. Prior to joining Avaya Inc. in January 2009, Dr. Kennedy was President and CEO of J.D.S. Uniphase Corporation, a position he held since September 2003. Before joining J.D.S.U., Dr.
September 15, 2011
Steve Levine Vice-president of Panavision Inc.   Steve Levine is Vice-president of Manufacturing for Panavision Inc., which is located just west of Los Angeles, California. In this capacity he is responsible for the entire corporate supply chain. Founded in 1954, Panavision Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems, comprising of film and digital cameras, lenses, and accessories for the motion picture and television industries.
September 14, 2011
Rutgers professor Doyle Knight will receive the rarely given NASA Administrator’s Certificate of Appreciation for Knight’s contributions to the space agency’s “Rockets Study.” Knight, a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, served on a NASA academic and industry team that examined the status of the U.S. rocket industry. The resulting study covered technology, costs, safety and reliability, environmental factors, and international trends in rocket propulsion. According to NASA, it will influence national policy and decisions for years to come.

August 2011

August 31, 2011
The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is a long standing partner with the Rutgers University Engineering School and we would like to welcome the Class of 2015. We wish you a great learning experience and success as you pursue your Engineering degree.  Please visit to learn more about the exciting initiatives taking place at Johnson & Johnson and to learn about the variety of internship and cooperative education opportunities we offer for engineering students.  
August 26, 2011
Jeff Lowinger  Executive Vice PresidentEngineering & Xworx,Bell Helicopter   Jeff Lowinger is the Executive Vice-president of Engineering & Xworx for Bell Helicopter. He is also a member of Bell’s Executive Leadership Team. Mr. Lowinger is responsible for all aspects of the company’s new product development and sustaining engineering for all future and current production of legacy aircraft.   Mr.
August 24, 2011
Rick SapioCEO of Mutual Capital Alliance, Inc.  Rick Sapio is a life-long entrepreneur who started his first company, a bicycle repair business, after the death of his father. He was just 13 years old. Since then he has founded more than 20 companies.   After college, Mr. Sapio worked in the investment industry, and traded distressed securities.
August 24, 2011
Keiko HarveySenior Vice-president of Network Services at Verizon Communications   Keiko Harvey, a graduate of the School of Engineering, B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1972, is a Senior Vice-president for Video Network Services  at Verizon Communications. She is responsible for Verizon's video engineering, planning, and video services. Prior to her appointment to that position. Ms.
August 24, 2011
At a time when most people think manufacturing in this country is on the skids, New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) said he is encouraged to see several small and mid-sized companies in the state doing imaginative manufacturing that is putting people to work. Holt wrapped up a weeklong tour of innovative central New Jersey manufacturers with a stop at Rutgers on Tuesday, where he and congressional colleague Frank Pallone (D-6) held a roundtable discussion to explore ways to expand manufacturing, create jobs, and engage New Jersey’s institutions of higher education.
August 11, 2011
Join the Rutgers University School of Engineering as they hit the West Coast with host and alumnus Terry Stewart, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Reconnect with fellow alumni and network with our partners in industry on the first stop on the 2011 - 2012 Rock & Stomp Tour, brought to the Campaign for SoEvolution