IIE Annual 2015 – Big Monday for Honors and Awards recipients

By David Brandt
IIE Web managing editor

“I learned industrial engineering at Purdue University. I learned leadership at IIE.” – Jim Tompkins, recipient of the 2015 Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award at the Honors & Awards Dinner on June 1.

We’re live in Nashville May 30 – June 2 for the IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2015!

The third day of this year’s conference centered on the annual IIE Honors and Awards Dinner, where some of the best in industrial engineering in both academics and industry are recognized for their hard work and dedication. Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting, was this year’s recipient of the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award, IIE’s highest honor. More information about all of the night’s award winners will appear soon in an upcoming issue of Industrial Engineer magazine.

Earlier in the day, University of Michigan professor and conference keynote speaker Mark Daskin spoke about the impact of diversity on the success of teams and engineering management, and took attendees on a deep dive beneath a surface discussion and showed the audience just how much the topic can be broken down into various forms of data. Daskin is also the department chair and Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Attendees then enjoyed a lunch break while visiting with conference exhibitors from both academia and industry, seek out new products and solutions that can help them improve their organization. They also enjoyed their second day of track sessions.

Don’t forget to participate in IIE’s social network – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+ – throughout the conference. Be sure to share your favorite moments including comments on keynote presentations, lessons learned from track sessions and appreciation for your fellow IIE members and industrial engineering colleagues.

More #IIEAnnual tweets …

  • Jim Tompkins (@jimtompkins): I could not be more honored to receive the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award at #IIEAnnual Thank you @iienet!
  • Hans Schantz (@AetherCzar): Delighted to see @iienet named an award after James Barany. His human factors class was a highlight of my Purdue IE program. #IIEAnnual
  • Iowa State University Industrial and Manufactruing Systems Engineering (@ISU_IMSE_GRAD): Melissa Slagle, IMSE MS student, presents at ISERC 2015 her research on drug delivery efficacy.
  • Bret O’Flaherty (@BretOFlaherty): It’s entirely possible there are more people having bachelorette parties in Nashville this weekend than IEs at #IIEAnnual @iienet
  • Patrick Foxworthy (@PFox_iie): Bring #math and the #NBA to bear on #diversity with Mark Dasking @iienet #IIEAnnual #datanerd #nothingtoohardforIE
  • Garrick Aden-Buie (@grrrck): Completely agree. Mark Daskin: “Get rid of senior design and replace with projects featuring diverse groups, not just IEs”. #IIEAnnual
  • Michael Foss (@MDFoss): Today @iienet keynote Mark Daskin @umich IOE dept chair sharing how IE’s use diversity to enhance success #IIEAnnual
  • Emily Forcke (@Blueyedwonder4u): Managing YOUR change and transitions! @Jeanannlarson @iienet @IIE_YPs #IIEAnnual

More images from Monday …