IISE Honors & Awards Honorees

Congratulations to the 2022 award winners presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo May 21-24. Enjoy scenes from the festive Honors & Awards evening held May 23.

IISE’s top award, the Frank & Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award, went to IISE Fellow and long-time member Rajan Batta. “I am extremely grateful and humbled to receive IISE’s Gilbreth award,” Batta told ISE magazine. “Having spent my entire aca­demic career at the University at Buffalo, I believe that my receiving this award is a testament not just to myself, but also to its Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and its deeply supportive culture of encouraging scholarly excel­lence.”

The Gilbreth award is sponsored by The Wm. Michael Barnes ’64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineer­ing at Texas A&M University and recognizes those who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the welfare of mankind in the field of industrial engineering.

The Captains of Industry Awards went to Tony Blevins of Apple, Alexis DePree of Nordstrom and Gregory Hyslop of The Boeing Co. The awards are presented to business or gov­ernment leaders who successfully used industrial engineering in the workplace.

The Class of 2022 IISE Fellows included members who have made significant, recognized contributions to industrial engineering.

  • Ben Amaba, Clarifai
  • Amarnath (Andy) Banerjee, Texas A&M University
  • Barrett Caldwell, Purdue University
  • Grisselle Centeno, Florida Polytechnic University
  • Trevor Craney, Collins Aerospace
  • Brian Denton, University of Michigan
  • Sandra Eksioglu, University of Arkansas
  • Nagi Gebraeel, Georgia Tech
  • George Huang, University of Hong Kong
  • Qiang Huang, University of Southern California
  • Sagar Kamarthi, Northeastern University
  • Steven Kiester, Bell Textron
  • Azad Madni, University of Southern California
  • Maria Mayorga, North Carolina State University
  • Zhijian Pei, Texas A&M University
  • Tiffany Sargent, Intel
  • Rupy Sawhney, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Paul Stanfield, North Carolina A&T University
  • Kevin Taaffe, Clemson University
  • Joan Wagner, Spirit AeroSystems

For more 2022 honors and awards winners, view the brochure at link.iise.org/Honors2022.

Details on IISE’s awards program are available at www.iise.org/Honors.