IIE Northeast Region eNewsletter

      March  2011                                                                                        Northeast Region Website

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Region Leadership Team
Kevin Drevik
Region Vice President

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Message from Region Vice President  
Kevin Drevik

Conferences & Trade Shows
Spring is finally here, and with the warmer weather (hopefully), everyone is starting to get invites to trade shows and conferences. A quick rundown for me includes the IIE Regional (March) and National (May) conferences, a material handling show in Chicago in March, two logistics shows (Orlando and Baltimore). Heck, I even got one for this year's packaging show in Las Vegas for September! Needless to say, most of these are in fun, exciting cities where you'd love to travel to and explore. The conference centers are well equipped, and well suited for making you feel at home. The hard part for many is justifying to their bosses the cost of attendance.

So what do you get out of these conferences & trade shows? There are three main benefits...

More from your Region Vice President


Webinars online

One of the latest features offered by IIE is the library of webinars, available to members to review. Simply log onto the IIE website, go to the "training" tab, and scroll down to "webinars". Or you can click here.


Upcoming webinars of interest:


Leadership's Role in Sustaining a Lean Transformation   

Wednesday, March 16, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters: Sreekanth Ramakrishman, advisory engineer/scientist & learning specialist, IBM Center for Learning and Development; Michael Testani, learning consultant, portfolio manager & master black belt, IBM Center for Learning and Development
Reserve your webinar seat.

Constructive Communication for Transformational Leaders
Wednesday, March 30, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters:  Michael Testani, learning consultant, portfolio manager & master black belt, IBM Center for Learning and Development; Richard Orth, learning consultant, IBM Center for Learning and Development
Reserve your webinar seat.


The webinars page holds over 80 webinars to date, on such topics as Careers, health Systems, Lean, Six Sigma and Process Improvement. Just click and go! It's an especially useful tool for IIE professionals outside the boundaries of the 10 professional chapters. It's also useful for students seeking further guidance on careers and potential duties in IIE.


Take advantage of the efforts of IEs, as we all try to improve ourselves, our companies, and the world in general.


Mark your calendars!

IIE Northeast Regional Conference

March 25-27
Northeastern University


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


In addition to numerous speakers, Larry Aft from IIE will conduct a one-day Six Sigma Yellow Belt training session for any interested professionals and students.


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 out

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 Feb. 22, these states had the following number of open positions sent to IIE:

Delaware - 1
New Jersey - 15
New York - 46
Pennsylvania - 28
Massachusetts - 21
Connecticut -24
Rhode Island - 0
Maine - 1
Vermont - 2
New Hampshire - 6

The website also had roughly five times 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
March 2011


South Jersey-Delaware Valley

Date: March 16

Joint Site Tour

with SME

Contact & RSVP:

Tom Massapollo


Rochester NY Chapter 

Date: March 10

Brian Aiello, UPS


Contact & RSVP:

John Kammerlen


Central CT Chapter 

Date: TBD

AHL Hockey Game

Contact & RSVP:

Brian Nathanson


Reading PA Chapter

Date: March 14

Dinner Meeting - Art of Negotiations

Contact & RSVP:

Tom Flock

(610) 376-5473


Univ. of Pittsburgh Chapter

Date: March 19

E-Waste Drive

Contact & RSVP:

John Migliozzi

April 2011

South Jersey Delaware Valley

Date: April 20

Joint Technical Meeting with SJMCA-ASQ

Contact & RSVP: 

Tom Massapollo


Reading PA Chapter 

Date: April 18

DMAIC Discussion with John Nothelfer

Contact & RSVP:

Tom Flock

(610) 376-5473, ext. 255

Rochester NY Chapter

Date: April 27

E cubed fair at RIT (partner with student chapter)

Contact & RSVP:

John Kammerlen

Rochester NY
Date: April TBD
Site Tour - Wegman's

Contact & RSVP:
John Kammerlen


Lancaster-Harrisburg PA Chapter

Date Apr TBD

Joint APICS event

Contact & RSVP:

Jeremy Rank

(717) 751-4133 


Central CT Chapter

Date: TBD

Meeting with WNEC

Contact & RSVP:

Brian Nathanson



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