IISE announces its 2018 Fellow Award recipients

NORCROSS, Ga. – July 11, 2018 – The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the IISE Fellow Award, which recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial and systems engineering. A fellow is the highest classification of IISE membership.

The awards were presented May 21 at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. The list of recipients also appears in the July 2018 issue of ISE magazine.

The 2018 recipients are:

  • Yves Belanger, Wolseley Canada
  • Elizabeth Cudney, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Jack Feng, Commercial Vehicle Group
  • Michael Foss, Amazon
  • Ola Harrysson, North Carolina State University
  • Mingzhou Jin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Elaine Johns, EnerVision Inc.
  • Jeffrey Kharoufeh, University of Pittsburgh
  • J. Cole Smith, Clemson University
  • Ariela Sofer, George Mason University
  • Joan Tafoya, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur
  • John Usher, Mississippi State University
  • Kevin Vliet, Target Corp.

Fellow candidates must excel in their professional careers in management, technical innovation or practice innovation. They also must qualify in two of three specific criteria and excel in at least one: IISE service, interdisciplinary activity and leadership in promoting industrial and systems engineering. Nominees must be at least 40 years old and must have been a senior member of IISE for a specific, consecutive number of years.

About the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers: The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial and systems engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of its members, customers and the profession. Visit the IISE website at www.iise.org.

For more information about IISE honors and awards, contact Bonnie Cameron at (770) 449-0461, ext. 105, bcameron@iise.org or visit www.iise.org/honors.