Leadership

Lawrence Gastwirt, Director, has been leading the Alliance since 1992. Larry came to Stevens after a 30-year career with Exxon (now ExxonMobil) Chemical Company. As an executive in the chemical industry, he managed large multi-national technology organizations, as well as technology-intensive business operations of global scope. His areas of expertise include new product and new business development, product and project management, strategic planning, industrial R&D management, strategic alliances, and intellectual property licensing and protection.

Upon his retirement from Exxon Chemical in 1992, Larry was appointed Affiliate Professor of Management and Engineering Management at Stevens Institute of Technology and Director of the Stevens Alliance for Technology Management. Larry also served for 12 years on the Board of the Stevens Technology Ventures Incubator, in which role he helped guide many early-stage technology companies.

Larry is co-author of the book, "Turning Research and Development into Profits -- A Systematic Approach", published by the American Management Association. He holds a B.Ch.E. degree from City College of New York, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University in Chemical Engineering, and an MBA from NYU in Finance and Economics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Gastwirt

lawrence.gastwirt@stevens.edu

 

Lemuel Tarshis, Director of Management Technology Transfer, has had an industrial career of over 25 years of progressively responsible positions including general management, new product development, project management, strategic planning and R&D management. His experience is diversified, international and multifunctional, in the communications, electronics, consumer products, materials and related industries.

Lem started his industrial career with General Electric, rising through technical and business positions to become General Manager of the Housewares and Audio Business Division. He then served as Executive Vice President of Timex Corporation, and Vice President and General Manager, Communications Systems, for Times Fiber Communications. For General Instrument Corporation, Lem held the positions of Corporate Vice President, Business Development, and Vice President and General Manager, Distribution Systems Division.

Lem came to Stevens Institute in 1991, as Director, Design and Manufacturing Institute, and Research Professor in the Howe School of Technology Management. He has served since the inception of the Alliance as its Director of Management Technology Transfer. He has a consulting practice in the areas of innovation, product development, strategic planning, organization, and technology application.

Lem holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and a Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University, and MBA (equivalent) management courses from General Electric Executive Institute, Stanford University, and the Wharton School.

 

 

 

 

Lem Tarshis

ltarshis@comcast.net

 

Anthony J. Le Storti, Senior Associate, is President of IDEATECTS® Inc., a firm specializing in innovation, leadership, and the dynamics of human systems.  His work focuses especially on problem solving, decision-making, and strategic thinking.  He founded and directed the Center for Creative Studies at Gwynedd-Mercy College and has taught graduate courses at La Salle, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania.  He has published numerous articles on a range of topics including invention/discovery, innovation, conflict resolution, and decision-making. 

Tony is a Colleague of the Creative Education Foundation and a recipient of the American Creativity Association’s Champion of Creativity Award.  A former special operations officer decorated for his combat command skills, he transformed the knowledge gained from his military experience into the book, When You’re Asked to Do the Impossible.  The book sets out the principles and methods of U.S. Army Rangers for use by civilian teams and organizations operating under extremely challenging circumstances.  

Tony holds degrees from La Salle and Temple and Executive Certificates in Strategy & Innovation and Management & Leadership from MIT.  He can be reached at ajls@ideatects.com or 215-348-3720.

 

 


Tony Le Storti

ajls@ideatects.com

Steven A. Jacobs, Senior Associate, is President, Global BioPharm Solutions, LLC.  He is a successful senior business manager, consultant, leader and communicator. He has been heavily involved in innovation, global cultural dynamics, high performing teams, and clinical supply chain operations for pharmaceuticals, biotech products and medical devices. He has presented globally on creativity, leading global teams, emotional intelligence, clinical supplies logistics, project planning, and contract negotiations.

He has been President and Global Chief Operating Officer of a multinational contract organization that served companies like Novartis, Eisai, Lilly and others in the pharmaceutical and biotech sector.  His ability to lead, drive outcomes, and bring teams together to deliver products and services on time and on budget was honed and developed as head of US clinical supply operations for Johnson & Johnson. 

Mr. Jacobs was a logistics and aviation officer in the U.S. Army, where he rose to the rank of Major and was a maintenance test pilot and pilot in command for both rotary wing and fixed wing Army aircraft.

His undergraduate degree is in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and his MBA is from the University of Phoenix with a specialization in global management.  He can be reached at steven_jacobs@comcast.net or 267-496-7901.

 

 


Steve Jacobs

steven_jacobs@comcast.net