Director of Administration
Financial management, personnel matters, administrative and space issues.
310 Bell Hall
Engineering Management Program Coordinator
414 Bell Hall
Geraldine (Deanie) Hedrick
Graduate Academic Coordinator
Graduate student support, student appointments, CPT, OPT
307 Bell Hall
Phone: (716) 645-4721
Undergraduate Academic Coordinator
Undergraduate student support, student engagement, and course scheduling
301 Bell Hall
Phone: (716) 645-0578
The ISE Advisory Board works with the department chair to provide guidance related to curriculum, research trends, and best practices in ISE and ISE education.
Patrick Abrami maintains total responsibility for an operations consulting practice, AMS, which includes information systems, performance improvement, and FTE benchmarking. In his 36 years with AMS he has participated in and managed projects at over 400 clients in 30 states. He served in positions of staff associate, senior staff associate, manager for the Southeast Massachusetts region, and regional director of both the Northern New England and Atlantic regions, prior to his becoming a partner. Mr. Abrami has much “grassroots” knowledge of hospital operations at the departmental level, which clients find extremely useful. Prior to AMS, he served as technical specialist in the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Buffalo, as well as a part-time instructor in Operations Research in the Department of Industrial Engineering.
Worked as an industrial engineer in the fashion and home textiles industries and currently works as Senior Analyst of Operations and Analytics at Gabriel & Co. She is cofounder of Via Asha Design, an online interior design service, and Digital Park, a creative tech startup studio, which allows her to apply her skills as an ISE to entrepreneurial ventures.
Mario Adams-Campos was born in the Texas Hill country in New Braunfels, TX, raised by his single mother, Yolanda Reyes, along with his two sisters. He attended the State University of New York (aka, Univ. at Buffalo) in Amherst where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1985. Mario furthered his education at Butler University in Indianapolis, earning an MBA [with honors] in 1991. His father Alejandro Campos helped guide his entrance into the business world after college.
Mario retired from Ford Motor Company in 2020 with nearly 29 years of extensive engineering experience ranging from automotive regulatory matters, body engineering design & release, program management, export programs, to product planning. He held key positions during foreign assignments in Brazil and Germany (he speaks Portuguese, German, and Spanish) and hold (4) patents jointly with Ford.
In the military arena, Mario retired in 2012 after more than 20 years of service in the US Navy. His noteworthy accomplishments included:
Mario is currently employed as an Administrative Support Specialist working at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA) at the National Defense University. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Univ. at Buffalo’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) since 2020. His hobbies include traveling, biking, r/c aircraft, & guitar. Mario is married to Kelley, residing in Washington DC (Navy Yard); they have 4 adult children.
Graduated from UB with lofty goals of "understanding how the brain works" in order to build cybernetic machines. This lead him down various academic and professional paths, and at times to absolute failure! He subsequently has lead teams on many successful entrepreneurial projects, and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at Koddi.
Linda Ng Boyle is Professor and Chair of the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at the University of Washington, Seattle. She has a joint appointment in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Her BS degree is from the University of Buffalo and her MS and PhD are from the University of Washington. She is an associate editor for the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention and a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award. She is also one of the organizers for the International Symposium on Human Factors in Driving Assessment. Her area of expertise is in human factors and transportation safety, with a specific focus on quantifying user behavior and performance as they engage in technology while driving.
Sean Cunningham works for Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California, where he leads a team of supply chain analysts and software developers responsible for delivering advanced analytics and supply chain management apps. He is a 1989 graduate of the UB ISE Department with a BS in Industrial Engineering. Sean has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and an MA in Statistics, both from UC Berkeley. He is currently editor-in-chief for the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. Sean lives on the San Francisco Peninsula with his wife and two athletic kids.
Patrick Dempsey is a Certified Professional Ergonomist from Venetia, PA. After 11 years in various roles at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, including Director of Experimental Programs, Patrick G. Dempsey joined the Office of Mine Safety & Health Research of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in December 2007. He served previously as Team Leader of the Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention Team, and as Senior Scientist (Detail) in the NIOSH Associate Director for Science Office (Washington, DC). He is currently Chief of the Workplace Health Branch of NIOSH’s Pittsburgh Mining Research Division. He has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1990), and M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a Fellow of the Ergonomics Society (UK), a Certified Professional Ergonomist, and Editor-in-Chief of Applied Ergonomics.
Steve Krenzer was born in Rochester, NY and enrolled in the University at Buffalo in the fall of 1976, when there were fewer than 6 buildings open on the Amherst Campus and buses transported students between three campuses. After earning his BSIE, Steve worked as an engineer for nearly ten years before making the move to general management, ultimately resulting in several CEO and other C- suite positions in both private and public companies. Steve and his wife Pam split their time between Southern California and Montana. Their three adult sons live in cities across the intermountain west.
Larry is currently a Vice President at Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI). Larry’s role at AMI is to work with AMI partners and customers to develop digital products and workforce development solutions aimed at improving the business performance for small and medium manufacturers. Prior to joining AMI, Larry spent 26 years at Linde, formerly Praxair, in the industrial gas business. A chemical engineer by trade, Larry’s roles there included Corporate Fellow, Senior Director for Corporate Digital Strategy and Head of Praxair’s global digital innovation organization.
Frank is currently Head of Advanced Analytics for Linde.Digital. Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company. The Advanced Analytics team blends data science with software development to create cutting edge decision support tools. Frank started his career with Linde in 2011 as a development specialist in the Business and Supply Chain Optimization group, part of the larger Research and Development organization. His focus was leading and developing technical solutions to improve efficiency and productivity across Linde’s business units. Frank has a BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Production Systems and PhD in Operations Research all from the University at Buffalo’s ISE Department. He resides in Clarence, NY with his wife and daughter.
Mr. Myones is an Operating Executive and advisor to the ACON Investments PE firm in the Environmental Services, Waste Management, Industrial Services and related peripheral industry spaces, pursuing buy side investment and value creation opportunities. In addition, as President of Ridge Consultants LLC he serves as advisor to Waste & Environmental, and Industrial Services business enterprises providing strategic, commercial, financial, technical, operational and expert witness consulting services.
Mr. Myones also served as non-executive Board Member for Fenix Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ:FENX) and non-executiveBoard Member for Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC as well as an Operating Advisor for private equity firm Pegasus Capital Advisors, on its recycling & environmental services portfolio companies and related industry opportunities.
Prior to May 2015, he was employed at Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE:CVA) for twenty-five plus years in P&L leadership roles and member of the Senior Executive team over the last fifteen years with roles as Chief Operating Officer, President - Covanta Americas, and Senior Vice President of Business. His senior tenure responsibilities at Covanta included all commercial aspects of the environmental services, merchant waste, power sales, and scrap metal revenue segments as well as global P&L and operations, market strategy & execution, business development, M&A, engineering, construction, R&D, supply chain & logistics, government affairs, asset management, and customer relations.
Covanta (formerly Ogden Corp.) had faced insolvency in 2001. Mr. Myones figured prominently in guiding the Company through bankruptcy, full-scale reorganization, and ultimate sale to Danielson Holdings Corp and emergence in 2004. The Company achieved significant growth of equity value, from $30M to 2.5B and 50% US market share, as well as relist on the NYSE over the subsequent seven-year period. He was a pivotal player on the senior management team to lead and create this growth through $2.7B of accretive acquisitions & integrations, greenfield business development & execution, asset management, new service offerings, continuous value chain improvements, operating cost efficiencies, and innovative capital projects to grow organically.
Mr. Myones started his career at IBM as Industrial Engineer for various computer related manufacturing processes. Mr. Myones earned an MBA from New York University-Stern School of Business, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Buffalo, and received a CPA license from the State of Maryland.
Robert Tom, MS ’90, MBA ’97, is Senior Director Product Engineering at Fisher-Price. Fisher-Price is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of children’s products.
Robert earned his BS from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University). His industrial experience and achievements span across a number of diverse industries including automotive, medical products and consumer hardgoods.