Abrami named 2016 Engineer of the Year

Kurt Bessel presents Patrick F. Abrami (right) with the 2016 Engineer of the Year award.


Continue to learn every day of your life and be willing to take risks,” were some of the words of wisdom shared by this year’s Engineer of the Year, Patrick F. Abrami (MS ’75, BS ‘72, Industrial Engineering), in his address to a crowd of about 250 students, faculty and alumni of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences during its annual Engineering Celebrations event.

Abrami was selected as Engineer of the Year by the UB Engineering Alumni Association in recognition of his dedicated service to the school, where he chairs the Industrial and Systems Engineering’s Department Advisory Board (DAB), and serves as a member of the school’s Dean’s Advisory Council.

Abrami is a partner and consultant at Applied Management Systems (AMS), a Massachusetts-based health care operations consulting firm. He is also a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where he serves as vice chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.

The award was presented by Kurt Bessel (BS '07, MS ‘08), President of the UB Engineering Alumni Association.