The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science Advisory Board is comprised of a diverse group of individuals, distinguished in their careers that span a spectrum of fields related to the educational and research programs of the Schaefer School. The Board meets at least once per year and is charged with reviewing and providing counsel and advocacy to align with the school’s programs and operations. They are also asked to review and approve the core educational objectives for undergraduate engineering programs.
Members of the SES Board of Advisors
Anthony Bazzini '81
former MANAGER, PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIVISION, EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING
Anthony (Tony) Bazzini, Manager of the Project Management Division of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, received his B.E. in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. He has held multiple positions within ExxonMobil throughout his career and worked on a multitude of projects all over the world including the Exxon Valdez recovery efforts in Valdez, Alaska.
Jim Breen '83
VICE PRESIDENT, LEAD BIOLOGIC EXPANSION, JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICAL JOHNSON & JOHNSON
Jim Breen joined Johnson & Johnson in 1997 in Shanghai, China and has progressed through a variety of roles in project management, manufacturing, and engineering in the biologics, pharmaceutical, and corporate groups. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Master of Business Administration from Drexel University and Master of Engineering in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jerome Brown '99
VICE PRESIDENT AND QUALITY OFFICE DIRECTOR, HDR
Jerome Brown is vice president and the quality office director for HDR, overseeing global quality management system development and implementation. A native of Northern California’s Central Valley, Brown earned his bachelor of engineering in mechanical engineering with a concentration in manufacturing technologies at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Jose Bustamante '89
Vice President, STV
Jose Bustamante is a seasoned professional with over 28 years of experience in the transportation and infrastructure industry. Currently a Vice President with STV, a globally recognized architecture and engineering firm, he is charged with leading all T&I business development across North America.
Chris Coccio '63
Chairman and CEO, Sono-Tek Corporation
Christopher Coccio has been chairman and CEO of Sono-Tek Corporation since 2001. In that capacity, he has made significant advances in the technology, geographical and application markets, and the financial success of the company. He has also developed the management structure and talent of the team for the future. Coccio received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, followed by a M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Moushmi Culver '00
VICE PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF MANUFACTURING STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, MERCK
Moushmi Culver leads all business development and global alliance management activities for the division on deals to leverage inorganic growth, which includes evaluating acquisitions, divestitures, licensing opportunities and strategic business alliances that have potential for alignment with Merck’s long-range strategic plans. Additionally, she leads Manufacturing Strategy, the Program Management Office, and the Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (MLDP). Culver received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
Isabel Espina '87
VICE PRESIDENT, ADP ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
As Vice President of ADP’s Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence, Isabel Espina is responsible for defining the standards around technology, data, processes, security, and infrastructure for ADP’s global products. Espina has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.
President and CEO, Langan
David T. Gockel is the president and CEO of Langan, a premier consulting firm with 23 offices throughout the United States and seven international offices. Langan provides a unique, integrated mix of geotechnical, environmental, and site and civil engineering services, as well as traffic, natural resource and permitting, 3D laser scanning/ modeling and landscape architecture services to educational institutions, private developers, corporate clients, energy & utility companies, hospitals and healthcare facilities and a variety of public agencies.
Jerome Granato '75
Former System Vice President & Medical Director, Commonspirit Health
Jerome E. Granato has actively practiced clinical and interventional cardiology for over 35 years. Dr. Granato graduated with high honors from Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He then attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for his MD degree. This was followed by a three year residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Granato then pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, remaining there an additional year as a research fellow of the American Heart Association. Dr. Granato also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Graduate Management at Northwestern University.
Bernard P. McNeilly
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, WSP USA, INC.
Bernard P. McNeilly, PE (Bernie) is president of the U.S. Program & Construction Management Group for WSP USA, Inc. and a Board of Directors member. PM & CM is the second largest profit/loss group in the U.S. WSP is a professional services leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world for the transportation, power/energy, buildings and environmental market sectors, with 42,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities throughout the world.
Frank Roberto '76
FORMER MANAGER IN EXXONMOBIL GLOBAL PROJECTS COMPANY
Frank Roberto retired from the project development division of ExxonMobil in the Global Projects Company in 2021, at the time located in the company’s Spring, Texas offices. In this role he supported new project development, as well as existing operations worldwide, across the company. Roberto graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Engineering degree.
Bruce Stroever '72 (Board Chair)
former PRESIDENT AND CEO AT MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (MTF)
Bruce W. Stroever has 45 years of product development and general management experience in the medical device and orthobiologics fields. He has retired as president and CEO of the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. He received his B.Eng. in mechanical and chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and his M.S. in bioengineering from Columbia University.
Tendü Yoğurtçu, '00
Chief Technology Officer, Precisely
Tendü Yoğurtçu, Ph.D., is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Precisely. In this role, she directs the company’s technology strategy and innovation, leading all product research, and development programs. Yoğurtçu received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Bosphorus University in Istanbul.
William E. Witowsky '79
Former Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments (TI)
William (Bill) E. Witowsky has over 35 years experience in design and development of telecommunications products, silicon and software. Witowsky was most recently a senior fellow at Texas Instruments and served as chief technical officer of systems and software architecture for the Digital Signal Processing Systems Group. Witowsky received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and his M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.