Robert Curnutt *65 was promoted to Technical
Fellow, Integrated Simulation Management in the Boeing Commercial
Airplanes Group. He earned his master's degree in mechanical
and aerospace engineering.
Michael Kane '76 *92 *94 was named
distinguished member of the technical staff at Sarnoff Corp.,
where he has worked for six years in the area of novel electroluminescent,
plasma, and liquid, crystal displays. Dr. Kane is widely recognized
for his expertise in the areas of electronic and optical properties
of materials, electronic circuit design, and ultrafast processes.
His most recent projects involve the development of organic
thin-film transistor and light-emitting diode technology.
Dr. Kane received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
in electrical engineering. He serves as a visiting faculty
member and teaches courses on solid state physics and solid-state
displays in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Ford Goodman '77, president, chief
operating officer, and cofounder of Certive Corp., Redwood
City, Calif., was named a 2000 Henry Crown Fellow by The Aspen
Institute. The Henry Crown Fellowship Program is a unique
mix of intellectual and personal development seminars designed
to broaden the perspectives of participants and hone their
skills in values-based leadership. Each year 20 Crown Fellows
are chosen from among young executives and professionals nominated
for their potential to provide leadership at the highest levels
of corporate and civic responsibility. Recipients are between
the ages of 25 and 45 and have already achieved considerable
success in the private or public sector. Mr. Goodman founded
Certive Corp., a broadband e-business services company delivering
the economics of large business services to small businesses,
in 1998. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
Jeffrey Bezos '86, president, chief
executive officer and founder of Amazon.com, was named Video
Person of the Year by Billboard. He earned his bachelor's
degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
Daniel Pettigrew '88 has been promoted
to senior vice president, technology and integration at Caliber
Collision Centers in Irvine, Calif. Prior to joining Caliber
in September 1997, Mr. Pettigrew had worked as a business
consultant. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering
and his master's in business administration from the University
of Chicago Graduate School of Business. In his new position
at Caliber, he is responsible for linking business and systems
integration and is charged with developing and executing Caliber's
internet, intranet, and extranet strategies as well as accounting
and management systems. Additionally, he oversees Caliber's
Call Center, acquisition integration, and facility management
Two alums named Stars
Business Week's annual Stars
of Asia featured two alums from the School of Engineering
and Applied Science: William Fung '70 and Banthoon Lamsam
Subtitled "the 50 leaders
at the forefront of change," the Stars of Asia issue
highlights "the men and women who want to build an even
firmer foundation in Asia."
Mr. Fung, group managing director
of Li & Fung, a trading company in Hong Kong, earned
his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and
his master's degree from Harvard Business School.
"Li & Fung has sailed
smoothly through the Asian crisis into the Asian recovery,
all the while profiting in a notoriously low-margin
business," Business Week reported. The complete interview
with Mr. Fung can be found online at:
Mr. Lamsam, president of Thai
Farmers Bank Thailand, earned his bachelor's degree
in chemical engineering and his master's degree from
Harvard Business School. He was cited as the "first
in Thailand to engineer a turnaround at an ailing bank."
The complete interview with
Mr. Lamsam can be found online at:
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