Thinking manufacturing? Think again, and think bigger. ISE is distinctive because its tools can be applied to any business in any setting, from production to services, in either the private or public sector. Industrial and systems engineers design, improve, and optimize processes, systems, or the products and services themselves. In today’s competitive marketplace where continuous improvement and cost containment are paramount to survival, this is an extremely critical role. That is why our graduates are so sought-after.
ISE graduates take a “systems” perspective – assessing all of the inputs and outputs, the people, money, machines, information, resources, and time – in order to do things better. Using mathematical models and methods, the industrial and systems engineer makes an impact through critical decision-making. This is why, over time, our graduates rise through the managerial ranks.
Andy Greenawalt Chosen as the ISE Department's 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient!
Andy Greenawalt retired from Dell Computer Corporation in September 2000 after a successful 24-year career in Information Technology. He served for over seven years in various capacities as Vice President and Group CIO at Dell. During this time, he managed their worldwide computing and network services, provided the environment supporting critical corporate and customer facing applications, and grew their computing and communications infrastructure. From 1991 to 1993 he was Vice President, Processing Services at the Continuum Company in Austin, TX (now CSC Financial Services), where he acted as CIO and managed the delivery of outsourcing services to external clients. His IT career began in 1976 with Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, PA, where he served for 15 years leading their IT training and technical support functions, managing their European computing and telecommunications networks, and guiding their corporate planning process. Andy received an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in 1976 and a B.S. in Mathematics from Millersville University in 1973. To learn more about Andy, sign up for the ISE Annual Banquet here.