ACESS Advisory Council
The ACESS Advisory Council consists of distinguished individuals selected from industry, academia, government, scientific, and technical organizations. The main function of the Advisory Council is to provide guidance and support to further the objectives of the Akron Council of Engineering & Scientific Societies. Advice and guidance from the Members of the Advisory Council is sought as follows:

  • Provide an evaluation and critique of the activities undertaken in the past year by ACESS at an annual Board meeting held in Spring for this purpose.
  • Suggest worthwhile programs, which ACESS may undertake in the future.
  • Help in identifying potential speakers for the annual November ACESS Honors & Awards
  • Provide guidance in identifying potential sources of revenue to effectively pursue ACESS programs throughout the year.
  • Additionally, the Advisory Council members are encouraged to attend meetings of the Board of Directors and the annual ACESS Honors & Awards Banquet.

Michael A. Ferncez, P.E.
Director, Transmission, Assets & Vegetation Management
FirstEnergy Corporation
Mr. Robert A. Handelman
Chief Executive Officer
Chemstress Consultant Company
Mrs. Kimberly F. Jones, P.E.
KJ Impact Consulting

Ms Sheila King
Director Science and Technology
Senior Project Engineer
Rockwell Automation
Dr. William J. Landis
G. Stafford Whitby
Chair in Polymer Science
Department of Polymer Science
Goodyear Polymer Center, Room 1201C
The University of Akron
Dr. George R. Newkome
Professor of Science & Technology
James & Vanita Oelschlager
The University of Akron

Mr. Edward S. Seroka
Senior Engineer
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
Mr. Randy Theken
Theken/NextStep Companies
Triplett Boulevard
Dr. Raymond Weinert
Fellow & Manager
External Technologies and Advanced Applications
Global Technology Laboratory
OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
The Mission of ACESS is to enhance the technical environment in the Akron area through coordination and cooperation with the technical societies, industry and academia.
ACESS provides broad industrial and academic representation and a widely diversified science and technology source.  Detached from special interest groups, it offers an excellent opportunity for effective informative public service.

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