Eric P. Dibble ’81 (ChE)
Dibble is the senior manager of printed circuit operations at Lockheed Martin’s largest printed circuit facility, serving multiple Department of Defense, NASA and high-performance communications customers.
He began his career at IBM Corporation, working his way up to senior engineer/manager. He then went on to start up International Flex Technologies Division of Sheldahl Inc. as director of Product and Process Engineering, before accepting a position in 1999 with Lockheed Martin Systems and Sensors as a project manager and business development leader for optical character recognition software and hardware technology products and programs.
As a result of his commitment and leadership as a young alumnus, Dibble was awarded the Woodstock Award in 1996. He then served as Alumni Association vice president and president from 2006-10. Dibble was awarded the Charles S. Ehrlich ’56 Admission Award in 2010.
He also holds a master of science in manufacturing systems engineering from Lehigh University.
William J. Hurd ’61 (EE)
Hurd worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., before retiring after a distinguished 40-year career. He conducted research in several areas of deep space communications and in position locations systems, including the Global Positioning System. He was supervisor of the Digital Systems Research Group, deputy manager of the Communications Ground Systems Section and a principal system architect in the Interplanetary Network Directorate.
Hurd received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for technical and managerial leadership in development of the digital receiver-demodulator system, which has been used in the Deep Space Network for the past 20 years
He has a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, holds six patents and is the author of numerous journal articles and conference papers.
Hurd is active with several charitable and political organizations. He is currently serving as planned giving chair for his 50th reunion class. He is also a member of the Annie Clarkson Society.
Earl R. “Skip” Lewis ’66 (ID)
Lewis began his career as a planning engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Throughout his career, he has held a number of leadership positions at companies such as Alfa-Laval and Thermo Instrument Systems Inc.
Currently, he is the CEO and president of FLIR Systems Inc., the world leader in thermal imaging. Under his leadership, FLIR has been rated by Forbes six times in the last nine years — four times in the top 200 best small companies and twice in the top 100 best mid-cap companies.
FLIR was also rated #7 by the Wall Street Journal for five years performance ranking and #1 for electronic equipment manufacturers, and named as one of the 100 fastest growing companies by Fortune.
Lewis has also attended post-graduate programs at Harvard University, Northeastern University and University of Buffalo.
A member of Clarkson’s Board of Trustees, Lewis serves on the institutional advancement, research and investment committees.
Kevin T. Parker ’81 (Ac)
Parker is the president and CEO of Deltek Inc., a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for project-based businesses and professional services firms.
Prior to joining Deltek, Parker was co-president and CFO of PeopleSoft until the company’s acquisition by Oracle. Before PeopleSoft, he held senior executive positions with Aspects Communications, and Fujitsu Computer Products of America, a leading provider of data storage and imaging solutions for the global marketplace.
In 2000, CFO magazine named Parker one of the 20 chief financial officers who will have a major impact in the next decade. He is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Parker is a member of Clarkson’s Board of Trustees and serves on the executive, audit, compensation, research, institutional advancement and trusteeship committees and co-chairs the E2E Campaign. He also endowed the Kenneth R. and Margaret Parker Scholarship in honor of his parents.
Paul D. Tonko ’71 (MIE)
Tonko is the first Clarkson graduate elected to the New York State Legislature and the first to be elected to Congress.
Currently, Tonko is serving his second term in Congress. He brings to Washington, D.C., over two decades of administrative, legislative and policy experience having served in the New York State Assembly from 1983-2007. As president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) from 2007-08, Tonko worked to advance an aggressive green agenda for businesses and residents throughout New York state.
Congressman Tonko has promoted wind development in Upstate New York and successfully lobbied GE to locate its growing GE Wind operations in Schenectady, N.Y. In the New York State Assembly, he was a lead sponsor of the Power for Jobs program, which provides low-cost power to employers throughout New York and has retained or created 300,000 jobs statewide.