Great Lakes Region 
December 2012                                                                                     
Message from region vice president

 IIE RVP Welcome

Vanda Ametlli
Vanda Ametlli

IIE was recently featured in "Today in America" with Terry Bradshaw. This video highlighted an array of industries that industrial engineers contribute their skills. As Industrial Engineers, we are all champions of this profession and we must strive to be involved in promoting our work while leveraging IIE resources. With Engineers Week 2013 approaching soon, I strongly urge all our 1,280 members to take part in outreach activities aimed at promoting our field.

2013 Regional Conference - University of Michigan

The University of Michigan will be hosting the 2013 Regional Conference during Feb. 15-17. Submissions for the Technical Paper Competition are due Jan. 25. Registration, lodging and conference program is periodically being updated. If your university or employer would like to be a sponsor of the conference, please contact Michael Parent at

All Ohio Meeting

The All Ohio Annual Meeting on Oct. 24 brought together more than 80 students and professionals from Wright State, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Youngstown University, Columbus Chapter and Dayton Chapter. As part of the event all new chapter officers participated in the installation ceremony led by Don Greene, IIE's chief executive officer. A special addition to the event was a panel discussion with the Council on Industrial Engineering, a group of highly recognized industrial engineers around the world. A reoccurring theme throughout the discussion was that skills of industrial engineers can be applied in any industry and that today's global problems go beyond applying lean thinking, they require a strong operations research background.

Keep in touch!


IIE Great Lakes Region Facebook page

How are you supporting Engineers Week 2013?

As industrial engineers, we are advocates of our profession and showcasing to our communities how engineers make a difference. There are many ways to support Engineers Week and IIE. To find out more about organizations which IIE has partnerships with visit ( If know of a chapter or an individual in the Region working on outreach activities, please email to highlight the member(s) in the next e-newsletter.

Call for regional leadership team positions

The region is seeking four positions to assist with Regional Leadership. Terms can range from one to three years. Contact Vanda ( to find out more!

Assistant RVP - Professional Chapters - Support professionals chapters operational needs

Assistant RVP - Student Development - Support student chapters operational needs

Member at Large Assistant RVP - Support activities for members at large

Webmaster - Assist in building and maintaining the WordPress website for region

Region members highlighted in November issue of Industrial Engineer magazine

Tommy White and Dr. Sankar Sengupta and Dr. Robert VanTil from Oakland University write about "A new way to find bottlenecks - using descriptive statistics yields solid results with less computational burden."


Alexander Bohn, IIE Young Professionals president-elect, was featured in the "Work Perfect" column.

Happy Holidays!
Region Numbers


Total Regional Members: 1,280

Members at Large: 334



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