Engineer in Residence Program

Alumnus Todd Antonelli shares the steps of his career with the next generation of engineers.

Our students value and are inspired by interaction with our alumni.

The Engineer in Residence program was established with a gift from Thomas A. Prickett (1997-1999), president of the Systems Engineering and Design Alumni and Industry Advisory Board.

Tom wanted to give alumni and students a chance to interact and discuss issues on a more personal level, especially questions that might be related to careers.

An Engineer in Residence will:

  • Spend approximately 8 hours on campus
  • Speak to our GE 390 class
  • Stay in residence for an afternoon for individual appointments with students
  • Give a second presentation open to all students in the evening

Contact Lee Zerrusen to inquire about being an Engineer in Residence.

Lee Zerrusen

Lee Zerrusen
Coordinator of Student, Alumni, and Corporate Relations
Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
106 Transportation Building M/C 238
104 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
lzerrus2@illinois.edu
(217) 244-1236

Past Engineers in Residence

PRESENTER GRADUATION YEAR TITLE COMPANY
Spring 2015
Todd Antonelli BSIE 1983 Managing Director Berkley Research Group
Saachi Shah BSGE 2013 Technology Consulting Analyst Accenture
Sarah Liang BSIE 2013 IT Strategy Analyst  
Mike Brunetto BSGE 1977 Senior Manager, Special Projects Construction Panera Bread
Caterpillar      
Katrina Appell BSGE 2003 Lean Coach U Michigan Lean
Tim Phillis BSGE 1994 Lead General Engineer US Army
Lawrence Kaplan BSGE 1986 CEO Eudora Global
Darren Guccione BSIE 1991 CEO & Co-Founder Keeper
John White BSGE 1971 Chairman of the Board Universal Technical Institute
Fall 2015
Bob Goldman BSGE 1984, MSGE 1986 Vice President Charles Rivers Associates
Norfolk Southern      
Maria Lupo BSGE 2009 Control Systems Engineer Environmental Systems Design Inc.
Vic Hughes BSGE 1974 CFO Oag Analytics
Mari Kay Scott BSGE 1984 Executive Director, Global Environmental Compliance and Sustainability GM
Tom Tirpak BSGE 1987, MSGE 1989 Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt Nokia
Jim Newman BSGE 1983 President PeerEx
Rich Sykes BSGE 1981 Midwest Office Manager McKinsey & Company
Ralph Wakerly BSGE 1980 Co-Founder & President C-Suite Resources
BNSF Railway      
Spring 2016
Bruce Winter BSGE 1976 Manager SGR Engineering Vesuvius
Scott Cousins BSGE 1990 CIO KeHe
Don Field BSGE 1971 President (Retired) Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas
Uptake      
Andrew Mondi BSGE 2004 Printing Master American Color Labs
Amy Doroff BSGE 2015   Whirlpool
Drew DePriest BSGE 2004 Midwest Regional Sales Manager Automated Logic Corp
Jay Goldberg  BSGE 1979 Associate Professor, Director of Healthcare Technologies Marquette
David Johnson BSGE 2003, MSGE 2005   John Deere