Missouri University of Science and Technology inducted seven engineering management professionals into its Academy of Engineering Management on Thursday, April 16.
The academy is an advisory group to the engineering management and systems engineering department at Missouri S&T. Members have distinguished themselves professionally, and many have strong records of public service.
The following are new members:
– Randy Buschling, CEO of LaBarge Inc., earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1983 and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington University in 1987. In 1983, he joined McDonnell Douglas as a development engineering manager for various missile programs. In 1988, he moved to Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. to become general manager for the system integration division. In 1998, Buschling joined LaBarge.
– Rochelle DelaRoche, of St. Louis, earned her degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1983. DelaRoche worked briefly with Monsanto’s construction and engineering division. In 1988, she joined the Anheuser-Busch promotional products group, holding a number of positions. In 1999, DelaRoche moved to the Busch Entertainment Corp., where she was promoted to senior director of revenue management. She recently rejoined the beer division and is currently working with the northeastern region sales team.
– Timothy J. Holcer, of Chicago, received a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1974. He also holds a master’s of business administration degree from Loyola University in Chicago. From 1975 to 1980, Holcer worked for Fisher Controls International, now a division of Emerson Electric. He moved on to General Meters & Controls, now known as Novaspect Inc., and then became president and CEO of Novaspect Operating Facilities in the upper Midwest. In 2008, he transferred ownership and leadership to his management team.
– Thomas F. Hughes, of Allen, Tex., is vice president of Valued Client Sales Centers for AT&T Operations Inc. Hughes received his bachelor’s degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T and his master’s of business administration degree from St. Louis University. He held various upper-level communications positions with AT&T, including vice president of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and vice president of federal regulatory, before taking on his current responsibilities.
– John Moritz received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering management from Missouri S&T. He joined Olin Corp. in 1977 as an industrial engineer and has spent 32 years with the company, holding various positions. He is currently chairman of the board of Olin-Luotong Metals in Guangzhou, China, and a board member of DOWA-Olin Metals in Hamamatsu, Japan.
– Dr. Stephen A. Raper is an associate professor and associate chair of undergraduate studies in the engineering management and systems engineering department at Missouri S&T. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1985, 1987 and 1989, respectively. Raper spent four years in the U.S. Air Force before going to college. He has taken several developmental leaves, including a nine-month leave to Japan.
– Dr. Mary E. Besterfield Sacre, of Pittsburgh, Penn., is an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her bachelor’s degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1986. She also earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Sacre worked at the U.S. Army Human Engineering Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. She was also an assistant professor in the mechanical and industrial engineering department at the University of Texas- El Paso before accepting a position at the University of Pittsburgh.