Contributing Engineering Leaders
Chairman, President and CEO, Ventiva
Carl Schlachte is the Chairman, President and CEO of Ventiva, a privately held company that designs and develops active thermal management technologies. His leadership in corporate turnarounds, acquisitions, IPOs and building successful companies has made him a national go to for media, analysts and industry leaders. Carl obtained his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
CEO, GE Edison Works
Tony Mathis is the Chief Executive Officer with GE Edison Works and Military Systems Operation. Tony is an Air Force veteran officer and with his flight test engineering background and his 25 plus years with General Electric he has become the creator of the GE Edison Works business. Tony is an engineer.
Executive VP, Ancestory.com
Nat Natarajan is EVP and Chief Product and Technology Officer for Ancestory.com, the World’s largest online family history resource. He strongly believes that love has a meaningful context in the leadership arena. Nat is an industrial engineer.
Former CEO, Balfour Beatty
Bob Hambright is a retired CEO of Balfour Beatty Construction, a leading international infrastructure and construction company. He is passionate about the topic of leadership, and has donated his time, influence and money to furthering leadership skills within Clemson University and beyond. Bob is a mechanical engineer.
Launch Director, NASA
Charlie Blackwell-Thompson is the Launch Director for NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems Program. She is the first female launch director at NASA and is leading the launch for Artemis, the mission to get back to the moon. Charlie is a Computer Engineer.
CEO, Reddy Ice
Deb Conklin is the CEO of Reddy Ice, the largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice in the United States. She is passionate about continuous improvement and lean fundamentals and attributes them as a key to success for her company. Deb is an industrial engineer.
Vice President of Engineering, NVIDIA
Karthick Iyer is the Vice President of Engineering for NVIDIA, a global computer hardware company that has pioneered PC gaming market and is modernizing Artificial Intelligence for worldwide usages in healthcare, accelerated computing, robotics, game development, autonomous cars and more. Karthick obtained his masters degree in Computer Science.
Michael Posillico is a Principal with Posillico, Inc., a third-generation family owned business that is one of the top engineering contracting firms in New York. His company has led major heavy construction and public works projects, like the Reconstruction of the Long Island Expressway. Michael is a Civil Engineer.
CEO and President, B&W Fiber Glass
Brent Beason is CEO and President of B&W Fiber Glass, a global producer of advanced solutions focused on high performance textiles and textile components. He is passionate about having engineers who ‘know how to dream.” Brent is a mechanical engineer.
President, Malloy and Company
Bill Malloy is President of Malloy and Company. This organization’s purpose is to foster innovation that directs positive change into communities, and created his venture capital firm that has core values and a strong culture at its center. Bill is an Engineer.
Susan Hertzberg is CEO of BrainScope. BrainScope is a medical neurotechnology company that is pioneering the objective assessment of brain injury. She was named an Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 by Ernst and Young. Susan’s undergraduate degree is in Psychology.
Chief Customer Officer, Hubspot
Yamini Rangan is the Chief Customer Officer with HubSpot. HubSpot is a leading customer relationship management platform that provides software and support to help businesses grow better. She has led the marketing, sales and services teams throughout her career, all focused around the customer. She is a computer engineer.
CEO, Mason Industrial Technologies
Ed Rose is the CEO of Mason Industrial Technology, a mergers and acquisitions and growth company specializing in the advanced materials and specialty chemicals industries. He is passionate about turning customer’s complex challenges into possibilities. Ed is a Civil Engineer.
Vice President of Navy Programs, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Matt Needy is Vice President of Navy Programs for Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. Matt is a mechanical engineer.