Academy of IEOM Fellows
- Dr. Hesham K. Alfares, Professor, Systems Engineering (SE) Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
- Dr. M. Affan Badar, CPEM, Professor, Applied Engineering and Technology Management Department, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
- Dr. Adedeji Badiru, Dean, Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, USA
- Dr. Bhaskar M Bhandarkar, Director General, Institution for Innovation, Industrial Engineering and Entrepreneurship, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Mr. Aaron Rubel, Head of Maintenance Programs Development and Intellectual Property Focal Point, Airbus Mobile Engineering Center, Airbus Americas, Inc., Mobile, Alabama, USA
- Dr. Shahram Taj, Chair and Professor, Department of Data Science & Business Analytics, Florida Polytechnic University, USA
- Dr. Gunduz Ulusoy, Emeritus Professor of Industrial Engineering, Sabanci University, Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey
- Dr. Luz María Valdez de la Rosa, Professor of Engineering Department, University of Monterrey, México
- Robert de Souza, Executive Director and CEO, The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific & Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore
- Ali Elkamel, Professor of Process Systems Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
- Abdul Hakim Halim, Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia
- Wahyudi Sutopo, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Surakarta, Indonesia
- T. Yuri M. Zagloel, Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
- Abdelaziz Berrado, Professor and Chair, Industrial Engineering Department, EMI, Rabat, Morocco
- Ahad Ali, Associate Professor and Director of Industrial Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan, USA
- Hesham Al Fares, Prof. and Chair, Systems Engineering, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
- Jiri Tupa, Vice Dean for Faculty Development, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
- Leslie Monplasir, Chair of IME at Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
- Mohammed Khadem, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
- Vikas Kumar, Prof. of, Director of Research and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Faculty of Business and Law (FBL), University of the West of England, UK
- Made Dana Tangkas, Plant Manager, Toyota plant, Indonesia
- Steve Sibrel, Senior Quality Manager at Harman International, Novi, MI, USA
- Eldon Caldwell, Director, Industrial Engineering Department, University of Costa Rica
- Ho Hwi Chie, Dean, Binus Aso School of Engineering, Bina Nusantara University (Binus), Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
- Edly Ferdin Ramly, Certification Director, EFR Certification, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
- Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Professor of Operations Management and Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement at the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby, UK
- Foad Hosseinkhanli, Director of Quality Assurance, Performance and Business Improvement, Amor Health Services, Inc., Brownsville, Texas, USA
- Devdas Shetty, Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA
- Christoph Wunck, Professor of Business Information Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences, Germany
- Sarma Yadavalli, Head of Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Abdul Talib Bon, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
- Abdur Rahim, University of New Brunswick at Fredericton, Canada
- Abu Masud, Wichita State University, USA
- Bernardo Villarreal, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
- Charles Mbohwa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
- Eui Park, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
- Hamid Parsaei, Texas A&M University (College Station) and Texas A&M University Qatar
- Ilham Kissani, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
- Umar Al-Turki, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
- Hulas King, SIEMENS PLM, St. Louis Missouri, USA
- Masaru Tezuka, Hitachi Solutions East Japan, Ltd., Japan
- Don Reimer, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan, USA
Chair – IEOM Academy of Fellows
Dr. Abu Masud, P.E.
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Wichita State University, Kansas, USA
Co-Chair – IEOM Academy of Fellows
Dr. Hamid Parsaei, PE
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
IEOM Fellows Operating Manual and the Selection Process (PDF)
(Effective from March 2020, Updated May 18, 2021)
Fellow Nomination Form
The membership in the Industrial Engineering and Operation Management (IEOM) Academy of Fellows signifies and recognizes individual from academia and industry who have demonstrated their deep dedication to industrial engineering and operations management profession and distinguished themselves by conducting theoretical and applied and research and successfully implementing proven industrial engineering and operations managements concepts to further improve the productivity of manufacturing and service industries and create jobs and career opportunities for betterment of mankind.
The IEOM Academy of Fellows has been established in 2017 to recognize outstanding leaders and innovators in the profession. The Fellow distinction is the highest level of membership created by the IEOM Board of Directors to recognize the academic and industry leaders for their original contribution to the profession both nationally and globally.
The designation of the Fellow is a life time recognition bestowed upon an individual and will be only taken away by the Board of Directors after review and official voting if a member becomes indicted as a result of investigation for financial wrong doing or criminal acts.
Responsibilities of the IEOM Academy of Fellows
The IEOM Fellows are distinguished member of the IEOM Society who are selected to hold the privileged title of Fellow for their past proven achievements. The members shall uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism and their conducts must truly display and align with the membership designation they hold. Members of the IEOM Academy of Fellows represent their profession and the IEOM Society. The members of the IEOM Academy of Fellows are expected to provide advice to the IEOM Board of Directors and use their professional experience and skills to promote industrial engineering and operations management both nationally and globally. The members of the IEOM Academy of Fellows are expected to propose and lead strategic objectives which could result in increasing membership and recognition of organization and its members worldwide.
Members of the IEOM Academy of Fellows Leadership
The IEOM Academy of Fellows leadership team members are responsible to organize the annual meeting of the Academy and communicate with its membership on a periodic basis. The IEOM Academy of Fellows leadership team includes a chair, chair elect, and scribe. Members of the IEOM Academy of Fellows Leadership
a) The Chair of the IEOM Academy of Fellows is the elected leader. The chair is initially elected as Academy’s Scribe and progresses to the position of the Chair-Elect and ultimately, Chair of the Academy of Fellows. The Chair of the Academy of Fellows responsibilities include:
- Plan and organize the annual meeting of the IEOM Academy of Fellows in close collaboration with the Conference Organizing Committee
- Select and invite the IEOM Academy of Fellows Screening Committee Members
- Convene and Chair teleconferences or in-person meetings for evaluating and selecting the IEOM Fellow nominees
- Reporting selected nominees to the IEOM Society Board Members for their approval
- Informing the selected nominees and those not selected of the outcomes of the screening process
- Joining the Conference Chair in recognizing the newly selected fellows at IEOM annual conferences
- Handle inquires regarding the nomination packages in consultation with the IEOM Society’s President
b) The Chair-elect of the IEOM Academy of Fellows acts on behalf of the Chair in the event of his/her unavailability or incapacity. The Chair-elect progresses from the position of Scribe. The Chair-elect responsibilities include
- Assisting the Chair in planning the Annual meeting of the IEOM Academy of Fellows
- Taking part in the IEOM Academy of Fellows Screening Committee
- Assisting the Chair in handling inquiries regarding the nomination packages
- Assisting the Chair in leading special projects invited by the Academy of Fellows
c) The position of the Scribe in the IEOM Academy of the Fellows is the first elected position in the Academy Leadership team. The Scribe is elected annually from the IEOM Fellow Members in attendance at the Academy of Fellows annual meeting. The Chair of the IEOM Academy of Fellows informs all fellows of this opportunity at least two months prior to the annual meeting and solicit nominations. Self-nomination is allowed. All nominees must submit a short biographical sketch summarizing their credential and experience to the Chair prior to the conference. The Chair with the Assistance of the Chair-elect will circulate received biographical sketches and each candidates will be given a few minutes to introduce themselves to the Fellow attendees. Elections are conducted by the written ballots when more than one candidate express interest in the Scribe position. The IEOM Academy of Fellow’s scribe position is a three year commitment to the leadership team. The responsibilities of elected Scribe include
- Records minutes of the meeting and posting it on the Society’s website
- Assist the Chair and Chair Elect of the Academy in the planning of the annual meeting
- Take part in the Screening Committee to evaluate and recommend new IEOM Fellows
- Leading and taking part in some action items developed by the Academy
Nomination Process to Become an IEOM Fellow
The criteria to become an IEOM Fellow are developed by the members of the Academy of Fellows and approved by the Society Board of Directors. The criteria is intended to be revisited periodically and revised should the IEOM mission or its membership structures are changed.
An IEOM Academy of Fellows nominee
- Must be at least 40 years old
- Must be a member of the IEOM Society for a minimum of 5 consecutive years
- Nomination for a member to become an IEOM Fellow must be made by an existing IEOM Fellow.
IEOM Fellows Nomination and Evaluation Process (Revised on May 18, 2021)
NOTE: Portions of this revised draft are copied from IEOM website and current Fellow’s manual.
Criteria (portions copied from Fellows Manual on IEOM website).
An IEOM Academy of Fellows nominee
- must be at least 40 years old,
- must be a current member of the IEOM Society (and been a member for a minimum of 5 consecutive years),
- nomination for a member to become an IEOM Fellow must be made by an existing IEOM Fellow.
Nominees for the IEOM Academy of Fellows must have excelled in:
Leadership: The nominee must clearly identify the demonstrated leadership skills and their impacts on organizations the candidate has been affiliated with. It is highly recommended that impacts are quantified and how the candidate’s co-workers and organization have befitted form the nominee’s leadership.
Innovation in the theory and practice of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management: The nominee must clearly show what technical innovations have been developed and introduced by the candidate and how the discipline has benefited from them. As part of this criterion, the nominee can list books, monograph, journal papers written, or conference presentations made by the nominee. If the nominee is a practitioner and is known in the IEOM discipline, to what extent this practice innovations are utilized by others nationally and globally.
Service to the IEOM Society: If the nominee has been a frequent attendee and contributor to the IEOM annual conferences, show to what extent the nominee has volunteered and has served in these conferences. If the nominee has offered workshops at conferences, how successful these workshops have been, as perceived by the attendees.
Screening Committee (as proposed amendment from current).
The members of the screening committee include:
- Chair of the IEOM Academy of Fellows
- Chair-elect of the IEOM Academy of Fellows
- Three IEOM Fellows invited in consultation with the IEOM Society’s President
All members of the Screening Committees including the Chair and the Chair-elect shall not nominate or provide endorsing letter on behalf of a nominee. Members of the IEOM Board of Directors are eligible to be nominated for the fellow designation upon completion of their appointment on the Board (that is, when they are no longer board members).
Members of the IEOM Academy of Fellows Screening Committee are expected to be impartial and objective. Conflict of interest is defined as any situation in which the votes cast by members of the Screening Committee could substantially or directly affect that member’s professional and personal interests. Members of the Screening Committee must recuse from casting vote (i) for nominees who are current or past co-workers/professional colleagues or (ii) for whom actual and/or perceived conflict-of-interest may exist for professional or personal reasons. Similarly, IEOM Board of Directors members must recuse themselves from voting on a candidate where real or perceived conflict-of-interest may exist.
Members of the screening committee must hold all deliberations, documents, and votes in strictest confidence and must not disclose or share with anyone other than the Screening Committee Chair. Screening Committee Chair is responsible for sharing the evaluation results and recommendations with the IEOM Executive Director and the IEOM Board of Directors. After the IEOM Board of Directors’ approval, the selections of fellows become final.
Nomination and Evaluation Timeline (from website with amendment).
The recommended deadlines of the nomination and selection process are:
- The announcement of nomination should be posted on the IEOM website by 1 October.
- The Screening Committee is formed by 15 October.
- The complete nomination package must be sent electronically to the IEOM Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 November.
- After the Executive Director has checked all submissions for completeness as well as assuring meeting the criteria, the Executive Director sends the nominations to the Chair of Screening Committee by 1 December.
- After completing its evaluation, the Screening Committee sends its recommendations to the IEOM Board of Directors for their approval by 1 January. The Board votes its approval by 15 January.
- By 1 February, candidates will be informed by the Chair of the IEOM Academy of Fellows about the review outcomes.
- Screening Committee Chair sends the nomination packages, a copy of the evaluation form (an Excel Worksheet named 20XX IEOM Fellow Evaluation Form-Blank ), and any other relevant documents to all committee members along with a return deadline to the Chair (suggested deadline 15 December to allow time for any re-evaluation that may be necessary). Committee Chair may recuse, if they wish, from evaluation.
- Committee Chair tallies and summarizes all evaluation as follows:
Step 1. Completes the Worksheet named 20XX IEOM Fellow Nomination Initial Evaluation Summary of all Evaluators. Sends this to all evaluators asking if they want to re-evaluate some of their evaluations (especially if they are outliers) and asks those re-evaluations to be sent back in 2-3 days.
Step 2. Completes the worksheet named 202x IEOM Fellow Nomination Final Evaluation Summary of all Evaluators.
Step 3. Sends the final evaluation form to all evaluators for their concurrence (return within2-3 days).
Step 4. Sends recommendations to the IEOM Executive Director and the IEOM Board of Directors by deadline. Board members inform the Screening Committee Chair (with copy to the IEOM Executive Director) their own vote results with respect to each recommended candidate. Simple majority of positive responses of the Board member for a Fellow candidate is needed for approval.
Policy on Number of Nominees to be selected
No more than 15 nominees or 5 percent of total number of members (as of 31 December of the previous calendar year) are annually selected to receive the IEOM Academy of Fellows designation. Request to increase the above referenced number must be submitted by the chair of the Screening Committee to the IEOM Society Chair for presentation to the Board of Directors prior to the 1 January. In addition, any increase in the above referenced number requires the support of a minimum of 60% of the Fellows casting votes.
Announcement of the New Class of the IEOM Academy of Fellows
Upon the approval of the IEOM Society’s Board of Directors, the Chair of the Academy of Fellows inform candidates selected to be honored as Fellows in writing by 1 February. All honorees are encouraged to attend the annual meeting to formally receive their award certificates from the Society’s President.
Conflict of Interest
Members of the IEOM Academy of Fellows Screening Committee are expected to be impartial and objective. The conflict of interest is defined as any situation in which the votes casted by members of the Screening Committee could substantially and directly affect that person’s professional and personal interests. Members of the Screening Committee shall be recused of cast votes for co-workers nominated for the IEOM Academy of Fellows from their institutions or companies. No comments either oral or in writing can be circulated among the members without the prior knowledge of the IEOM Chair of Academy of Fellows.
Newly elected fellows names are included in the annual conference brochure of the year they are honored. Any additional publicity of the elected fellows are at the discretion of the IEOM Board of Directors.
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