Beth Montelone, a highly experienced researcher and administrator, was named Kansas State University’s interim vice president for research. Previously, she was the university’s senior associate vice president for research.
Eldridge Mount III, an independent consultant with more than 40 years of industrial experience, was inducted into the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators Hall of Fame (AIMCAL), for “playing a vital role in AIMCAL’s growth and expanded range of offerings to members and the industry.”
Francis "Bud" Offermann was featured in The Buffalo News in September for keeping alive a great family tradition: throwing out the first pitch on opening day for the Buffalo Bisons. His grandfather formerly owned the Bisons and was among Buffalo’s most famous citizens. Bud is an indoor air quality scientist who runs his own company and often testifies as an expert witness in complex court cases.
Nelson Gomm writes: “Although I have gone into semi-retirement, I decided to write a novel, Overhead Assets. It’s a military techno-thriller based on a mix of my experiences on a black program I was working and my classified mission in Vietnam. I’ve written lots of technical documents but this was much more difficult — but fun to write. It is available now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. My second novel should be out in 2020.”
Robert Saia, M.S. ’76, was named senior vice president, business development, at Cadence Aerospace, a provider of highly complex aerospace components and assemblies to manufacturers of commercial and defense aircraft and aeroequipment.
John McManus was promoted to senior vice president, environmental services, at American Electric Power in March. He is responsible for directing the development of environmental policy for AEP, assuring compliance and overseeing environmental support services for AEP’s generation and energy delivery facilities.
After 20 years as an avionics consultant in support of USAF surveillance aircraft (E-3 AWACS and E-8 JSTARS), Nelson Gomm, M.S. ’76, retired last August. Now living on Cape Cod with his wife, Laurie, he has resumed a hobby he had ignored for over 50 years—ham radio. “RPI and NCE gave me the education, tools, and confidence to become an independent contractor.” He can now spend more time with family and boating in the summer.
Gary Neal was elected for a three-year term as treasurer general of the General Society of the War of 1812.