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Press Release: IEST Announces New Executive Board, Mission, and Vision


Seeking growth and change this fiscal year

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (July 1, 2015) —The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) begins its 2015-16 fiscal year with a newly elected Executive Board dedicated to a revitalized organizational Mission and Vision.

Shawn Windley begins his term as IEST President, while Roger Diener steps down after his productive year in the role and continues his service in the office of Immediate Past President. Windley is an active member of the IEST Executive Board, serving as Education Vice President of the Contamination Control (CC) Division and most recently as President-elect. In that role, he helped develop the most successful annual technical meeting in recent years as the ESTECH General Chair. Windley is Vice President of High Purity Products at Flanders Corporation.

Windley noted, “As one of the youngest elected presidents in the history of the IEST, I feel I offer a unique and fresh perspective to an already outstanding technical organization.”

Wei Sun of Engsysco, Inc. takes on the role of President-elect. Returning to the Board after an interim are Ken Stultz of UniClean Cleanroom Services as Fiscal Vice President and Gordon Ely of WuXi AppTec as Technical Vice President (CC). Nick Clickinbeard of Rockwell Collins joins the Board for the first time in the role of Education Vice President of the Design, Test, and Evaluation/Product Reliability (DTE/PR) Division.

Officers remaining in their positions are Technical Vice President (DTE/PR) David Sgro of FLIR Systems, Education Vice President (CC) Rick Meyer of Superior Laboratory Services, Membership Vice President Nathaniel Terry of Burlington Industries, Vice President of Planning Ahmad Soueid of HDR Architecture, Inc., and Roberta Burrows, CAE (Executive Director).

Shaping the new Executive Board’s year is a revised Mission statement that reflects the importance of professional collaboration in education and standards development: “To globally expand and communicate the knowledge of contamination control, nanotechnology facilities, and test and reliability. This is accomplished through the development of Recommended Practices and Standards by a community dedicated to professional collaboration, training, and education.”

A new Vision statement reflects the Board’s anticipation of growth and change: “To advance the knowledge of the environmental sciences and technology community by sharing our recognized global expertise in measured and controlled environments.”

If you are interested in serving on the IEST Executive Board, please contact Jennifer Sklena at IEST Nomination Committee for 2016-2017 terms will be forming soon.