Mr. Norman Augustine MAE '57, *59
Norman R. Augustine is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation’s largest defense contractor, and a former Under Secretary of the Army. Augustine currently serves on advisory councils to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Department of Energy and previously served as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Among Augustine’s many honors are the National Medal of Technology and the U.S. Department of Defense's highest civilian award, the Distinguished Service Medal. Augustine graduated from Princeton University, where he earned bachelors and master's degrees in engineering. He is the author of Augustine's Travels, The Defense Revolution, and Augustine's Laws, and he chaired the National Academy of Engineering Committee that produced the report, “ Rising Above the Gathering Storm: “Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future.”
Professor Lance R. Collins *81
Lance Collins is the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering and professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. Previously, from 2005 to 2010, he served as the S. C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Collins joined the Sibley School in the spring semester of 2002, following eleven years as assistant professor, associate professor and professor of chemical engineering at Pennsylvania State University. From 1999 to 2002, he also held a joint appointment in the Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Department at Penn State. In 1998, during a sabbatical leave, Collins was a visiting scientist at the Laboratoire de Combustion et Systemes Reactifs (a CNRS laboratory in Orleans, FRANCE) and at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Group). Collins' research combines simulation and theory to study a variety of turbulent flow processes. His work on mechanisms of droplet breakup in turbulence was recognized with the 1997 Best Paper Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2007. Collins graduated from Princeton in 1981 with high honors in chemical engineering and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Paul Maeder *75
Paul Maeder, a co-founder of Highland Capital Partners, has been investing in technology companies for more than 28 years. He has helped build many software and information technology companies and is now concentrating on building companies in online education, software and factory automation. Maeder currently serves on the boards of 2tor, Avidyne, Bit9, BlueTarp Financial, Imprivata, PerkStreet Financial, Predictive Biosciences, Rethink Robotics, StreamBase Systems and Village Ventures, and in the past served as director of many other private and public companies.
Maeder was the chair in 2011-2012 of the National Venture Capital Association during the creation and passage of the JOBS Act and currently serves on the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Maeder has been recognized by the prestigious Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry and was the 2008 recipient of the Mass Technology Leadership Council Commonwealth Award. Before co-founding Highland in 1988, Maeder spent three years as a general partner at Charles River Ventures, where he concentrated on software investments. He also held operating positions for six years in high-growth technology companies. At Novacor he worked on the development of an implantable artificial heart. Maeder also was responsible for the development of a complex visual field examination instrument at Synemed, where he also headed the company's mechanical engineering and software development teams.
Maeder holds a BSE in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.