Solid organizations are built from the ground up, and that’s part of the reason for the 2012 Professional Chapter Recognition competition.
The top three categories a professional chapter can aspire to are gold, silver and bronze. Gold medal chapters must do an outstanding job of providing content to members and the community through monthly meetings, plant tours and activities that go beyond the norm for the profession and their area.
Six chapters earned gold medals, three took home silver and six received bronze. The chapter names and their respective presidents are listed below.
Costa Rica, Diógenes Alvarez Solózano
Greater Kansas City, (Mo.) Jay Christensen
Los Angeles, Luis Armendariz
National Capital (Washington, D.C.), Russell Wooten
South Jersey Delaware Valley, Thomas Fung
Twin Cities (Minn.), John Spriggs
Central Connecticut, Brian Nathanson
Detroit, Lanie Dixon
Pittsburgh, Katie Coperich
Bay Area/Silicon Valley (Calif.), Khaled Mabrouk
Chicago, Tom Barnstable
Dallas-Fort Worth, Steven J. Kiester
Long Island (N.Y.), Thomas G. Fiorella
Puget Sound (Wash.), Gregory D. Brown
Raleigh, N.C., Joe Davis
Raleigh, N.C., was the most improved chapter, while the Atlantic Provinces chapter won the Phoenix Award.
In 2012, seven chapter newsletters earned such distinction in the Institute of Industrial Engineers’ newsletter competition, with three taking home the top honor of platinum status. The winners and their newsletter editors are listed below.
National Capital (Washington, D.C.), Martin Franklin
South Jersey Delaware Valley, Thomas T. Fung
Twin Cities (Minn.), Jenna Weiland
Central Connecticut, Carolina White
Long Island (N.Y.), Tom Fiorella
Greater Detroit, R. Jean Ruth
Pittsburgh, Ron Coperich