IIE Northeast Region eNewsletter

      February 2011                                                                                        Northeast Region Website

Become an IIE Corporate Partner
Leading organizations develop the right strategic relationships.

Learn how your organization can benefit through an IIE Corporate Partnership.

Contact Doug Long, (770) 349-1109
  Post a Job with IIE


Six Sigma Green Belt Training   

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., in conjunction with  Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.,  will be holding a Six Sigma Green Belt training course in the Spring. It is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 18-20, 2011. For more information, please contact Jessica Wong 


Fundamental of IIE Course
Message from Region Vice President  
Kevin Drevik

I visited the IIE headquarters in Georgia at the beginning of December for our annual RVP meeting. The topic that took up 90 percent of our time and effort was membership - especially membership for the professional chapters. In the months ahead, IIE will be revising and re-publishing their membership outreach pamphlet as well as integrating its concepts into the IIE marketing, website and offerings. The goal is to further define value for the IIE member and to link them to their professional and student chapters.



In the current age, professionals have a tremendous amount of things seeking to grab their attention during the month: childcare, business obligations, sports and professional organizations (IIE?). Add to this the distractions of TV, movies, internet, etc., and it's difficult to get individuals, especially young individuals, involved. To do this, an organization must provide a definite value to the professional. More from Region Vice-President


Mark your calendars!

IIE Northeast Regional Conference

March 25-27
Northeastern University
Boston, Mass.


The IIE Northeast Regional Conference is scheduled for March 25-27, 2011 at Northeastern University in Boston. Registration materials will be sent out soon. 


Speaker List:

  • Dr. Ron Shapir  -  Human Factors
  • Professor James Benneyan  -  IEs in the Healthcare System
  • Bob Siebeneicher  -  IE Career Quest Workshop (networking, resumes, etc.)
  • Kevin Drevik - Your first 100 days: Career and finance decisions when starting 

   Visit Northeasten University Website 


Please join our facebook page: 

 http://www.facebook.com/pages/2011-IIE-Northeast-Regional-Conference/123575981046547. Updates will be posted here


Jobs, jobs, jobs!
I noted in the last several month's newsletter that the IIE website has an extensive job board, which is updated daily with IE specific positions throughout the Northeast.  These positions range from entry level to CEO, and are located in just about every state(from Delaware to New Hampshire, Maine to Pennsylvania).

As of January 20th, these states had the following number of open positions sent to IIE: 

Delaware - 1
New Jersey - 19
New York - 44
Pennsylvania - 28
Massachusetts - 29
Connecticut -26
Rhode Island - 1
Maine - 2
Vermont - 3
New Hampshire - 1

The website also had roughly 5x that many job postings that it aggregated from other search engines.

Take advantage of this opportunity, or let your peers know. Also make sure you stay in touch with your local chapter, as they may have additional postings. IIE Career Center

 IIE Six Sigma Online On-Demand Training

Networking with other professionals is often the best way to find out about new opportunities, gain important references and to learn from the experience of others. As a member of IIE living in the Northeast, you have a number of online networking opportunities:
Boston Chapter members and student members going to school within the Boston Chapter Service Area
Institute of Industrial Engineers Northeast Region
Professional members who live or student members going to school within the Northeast Region

Institute of Industrial Engineers
Professional and student members of IIE
Professional and student members of IIE
February 2011

South Jersey-Delaware Valley
Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Focus on Healthcare and Patient Wellness
Quality Inn RSVP: Tom Masapollo (856) 626-3373

Region Leadership Team

Kevin Drevik
Region Vice President

Northern Assistant Regional Vice President 

Nicole Heiges
 Assistant Regional Vice President for Student Development 
Young Practicing
Professional Rep and Deputy Assistant RVP for Student Development
Newsletter Editor


IIE Managing Work Standards 2011 Conference 


March 7

Doubletree Hotel

Chicago O'Hare