SOUTHFIELD – Two faculty members, a vice president, three alumni and three students of Lawrence Technological University will be receiving awards Wednesday night at the Engineering Society of Detroit Annual Dinner.
The gala to honor Michigan’s best engineers and technical professionals will be held at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Bruce J. Annett Jr., LTU vice president of marketing and public affairs, will receive the TechCentury Image Award. The award recognizes achievement in promoting the engineering and technical professions among the public, and is granted by the editorial board of ESD’s quarterly publication and website, TechCentury. Annett has worked at LTU for more than four decades and has been in charge of its communications efforts, showcasing the achievements of LTU alumni who are engineers and technical professionals, and promoting the fields. He earned degrees from Albion College and Michigan State University.
(L-R): Bruce Annett, Jr., Alex Ivanikiw, John S. Boulahanis, Janice Means, and Michael Cloud.
Being inducted into the ESD College of Fellows are alumni Alex Ivanikiw, BSAr’76, BAr’79, AIA, LEED AP, senior vice president of Southfield-based Barton Malow Co. and John S. Boulahanis, BSEE’92, PE, CSSBB, managing member and owner, AJA Quality Services LLC. ESD confers the rank of Fellow on members for outstanding and extraordinary technical achievement, professional achievement, and service to ESD and their professional society. Ivanikiw’s duties include business development, marketing, pre-construction activities and more. He is a member of Barton Malow’s board of directors, and has also earned an MBA from Wayne State University. Boulahanis has more than 20 years of global professional experience in product development, testing, and quality, in both manufacturing and service industries. He also earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in electronics and computer control systems from Wayne State University.
Receiving the ESD Distinguished Service Award is Janice Means, PE, LEED AP, associate professor of architecture and design. Means has a long record of accomplishment in green and sustainable construction, while serving ESD and other professional and nonprofit groups.
Receiving the ESD Outstanding Leadership Award are Michael Cloud, PhD, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. Cloud has co-authored 11 books on mathematical engineering and is a senior member of the IEEE.
(L-R): Lauren Bukowski, Mateusz Gibiec, Nada Saghir, and Joseph D. Yudasz.
Winning the ESD Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Award is Lauren Bukowski, BSCE ’09, GcertPM’12, MBA’12, project manager, Barton Malow Co. Bukowski was also 2009 recipient of LTU’s Ed Donley Distinguished Graduate Award.
And no less than three LTU students have been named winners of the ESD Outstanding College Student of the Year award – Mateusz Gibiec, BSCE’18, Nada Saghir, BSME’18, and Joseph D. Yudasz, BSRE’17.