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Officers on the Board

Sheila King, IEEE
Rockwell Automation
Senior Project Engineer
President Elect
Missi Zender-Sakach, SPE
Summit Educational Service Center
Science, Health, and Physical Education Content Consultant

Executive Director
David Perry, ACS
S4 Mobile Laboratories
Chief Technology Officer
David Schultz, SPE
Harwick Standard Distribution Corporation
Technical Director, Retired

Past President
Min Gao, MSNO
Liquid Crystal Institute
Electron Microscopist
Michael Dowell, ACS


Edward Seroka
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Senior Engineer

Robert Handelman
Chemstress Consultant Company, Chief Executive Officer

George Haritos
University of Akron, Professor, Departments of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Joe Mattingly
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Global Technology Project Management Advisor

Carla McBain
OMNOVA Solutions, Technlogy Director Specialty Coatings and Ingredients

Randy Theken
Theken/NextStep Companies, Founder

Katrina Halasa
Akron Public Schools, Science and Health Learning Specialist

Cara Adams
Bridgestone Americas, Director, Race Tire Engineering and Manufacturing, Chief Engineer, Motorsports


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