Tag Archives: MC1983

JFOUND: Byrnes, Rich [MC1983] does comics



About the Author
Rich Byrnes

Name: Rich Byrnes

Bio: Rich Byrnes is a native New Yorker who attended Manhattan College where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1983. After graduation, he was Commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy Nuclear Submarine Program, and attended the Naval Nuclear Power School achieving a Masters level Education in Nuclear Engineering. Rich served overseas operating out of Holy Loch Scotland on active duty, and was assigned to Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarines. After leaving the Navy, he joined the DuPont Company in Wilmington, DE where he filled Management roles in R&D, Production, Maintenance & Construction, Project, and Technology Development at their sites in Deepwater NJ, Wilmington DE, and LaPorte TX. Rich then accepted a role as Plant Manager at King Industries, a privately held Specialty Chemical, Coatings and Lubricant Additives Company in Norwalk CT. He is now their Director of Engineering responsible for their Process Improvement and Business Development Capital Projects, and the Corporate Process Safety Management Program. Although not formally trained in art, Rich’s interest in this field started at a very young age, learning from the works of the masters in comic books, newspapers, and magazines. His work has been published in his high school & college year books, Antique Collectors Magazine, and most recently for the VFW and the Sikorsky/Connecticut Fallen Heroes Committee. Rich resides in Shelton Connecticut and is married to Christina, formally of Yonkers NY, and has two daughters, Nicole who is college bound and Jessica who is now attending High School. Full page images from my comic Boil’s Law can be seen at http://chenected.aiche.org/boil’s-law-comics/

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Byrnes, Rich [MC1983]

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JNEWS: McCabe, Bob [MC1983] BoD Feeding South Florida



Bob McCabe Appointed to Feeding South Florida’s Board of Directors
January 15, 2014

Paco Vélez, CEO of Feeding South Florida™, is pleased to announce that Bob McCabe, a resident of Palm Beach, Fla., has been appointed to Feeding SouthFlorida’s Board of Directors for one three-year term.

The Board of Directors at Feeding South Florida is a dedicated and passionate group of individuals committed to the mission of ending hunger in South Florida. According to Feeding South Florida’s records, 949,910 individuals in South Florida struggle to put food on the table; 296,600 of those are children. The food insecurity rate in SouthFlorida is 17 percent, with Florida having the fifth highest food insecurity rate in the United States.

“We are delighted that Bob is a member of our Board of Directors,” said Vélez. “Not only is he a respected businessman, but also dedicates his time to help the local non-profit community. He is a great asset in furthering our mission to end hunger in South Florida.”

McCabe is executive director, branch manager for Morgan Stanley’s West Palm Beach offices, located at 777 South Flagler Dr. He has over 29 years of experience in the finance field.

For the past two years, he hasbeen involved with volunteering at Feeding South Florida’s headquarters in Pembroke Park. For several years, he has also been advocating for the homeless at The Lord’s Place in West Palm Beach, Fla.; and for The Haven, a home for underprivileged boys in Palm Beach County, Fla.

McCabe holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. He has lived in Florida for 17 years.

“I’m honored to be a part of Feeding South Florida’s Board of Directors,” said McCabe. “I feel that it’s very important to make a difference, and to be involved with an organization that is so truly committed to service in our local community.”

About Feeding South Florida™

Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Through a local network of approximately 350 nonprofit partner agencies, Feeding South Florida strives to serve the almost 1 million individuals in need, including 296,600 children, older adults and the working poor, in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. As a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger relief charity with 202 food banks in the network, Feeding South Florida is the sole Feeding America food bank in South Florida, and the largest in the state, distributing nearly 35 million pounds of food annually. For more information on how you can get involved with Feeding South Florida, visit http://www.feedingsouthflorida.org, call 954.518.1818 or follow Feeding South Florida on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingSFL and Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingSFL. 

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McCabe, Bob [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Bob is a member of the Class of 1983,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCabe, Bob [MC1983]

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JBLOGGER: O’Bannon, Deb [MC1983] UMKC sabbatical to Israel



About Me

Dr. Deb O’Bannon

For 23 years, Deb O’Bannon has taught civil engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from MIT, a Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in New York and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers.

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O’Bannon, Deb [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Deb received her Masters in 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

O’Bannon, Deb [MC1983]

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

JLINKEDIN: Brennan, Kevin [MC1983] President U.S. Share Plans at Computershare



Brennan, Kevin [MC1983]
President U.S. Share Plans at Computershare
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services


Accomplished Sales and Securities Processing Manager in both the Banking and Brokerage industries with responsibilities ranging from Client Relationships, Sales Leadership, Call Center and Operations Management. Success in all positions has been based on strengths of innovation, flexibility, leadership, as well as the ability to communicate common goals.

Specialties:Sales management, client management and financial services.

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JFOUND: Campanella, Andrew [MC1983] Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor



Merrill Lynch Branch Office

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Andrew Campanella – Financial Advisor

Andy has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and brings extensive knowledge of investments and risk management to our team. He began his career at Equitable Life in their investment department after graduating from Manhattan College in 1983 with a major in finance. Andy spent the next 15 years in institutional sales with the Capital Markets groups of two large global investment banks, CIBC World Markets and the Royal Bank of Canada. After relocating to Vermont in 2001, Andy worked for several years with CUNA Mutual as a financial consultant and most recently at BlackRock, Inc. in Boston as a Vice President in their asset management group. Andy’s mission, first and foremost, is to understand our clients and their needs. He takes the time to listen in great detail, exactly where their wealth stands today and where they would like it to be tomorrow. Andy resides in Dorset, Vermont with his wife, Drew Ann Dunigan, and daughter, Julia.

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Campanella, Andrew [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Andrew is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Campanella, Andrew [MC1983]

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JNEWS: Roberts, James J. [MC1983] enables a good Tday parade



About New York
Enjoy the Parade, and Don’t Forget to Thank Your Friendly Sewer Workers
Published: November 26, 2013

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By midmorning Tuesday, the sewer workers had taken apart five catch basins along Central Park West near the American Museum of Natural History. Then they scooped out street sludge that had been trapped in a kind of holding vault, where it had steeped for two or three years in about four feet of water.Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for news and conversation.

How much sludge?

No one weighed it all, but between half a ton and a ton is pulled from the average basin, said James J. Roberts, chieftain of the New York’s water and sewer systems, a position that comes with the title of deputy commissioner in the Department of Environmental Protection.

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Mr. Roberts, 52, who grew up in Washington Heights, in northern Manhattan, and studied civil engineering at Manhattan College, has worked for the city since 1986. He learned the twin systems of water distribution and sewage collection, the yin and yang of our civilization.

New York’s most famous sewer worker is, of course, the fictional Ed Norton, “sub-supervisor in the subdivision of the department of subterranean sanitation,” and the irreplaceable sidekick of Ralph Kramden in “The Honeymooners.”

“Like we say in the sewer, ‘Time and tide wait for no man,’ ” Norton says in one episode.

Mr. Roberts was not happy to hear the name of Ed Norton invoked. “Doesn’t make us look too intelligent,” he said.

But wait a minute. Norton is the man who wrote “S.W.A.K.” on envelopes — not, he explained, as a romantic abbreviation of “Sealed With A Kiss,” but to proclaim, “Sewer Workers Are King.”

Which is just about the right message for this Thanksgiving.

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Roberts, James J. [MC????]

[JR: Have to laff at SWAK. I remember seeing that on TV. And, razed some of my fellow Jasper sanitary injineers.]

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Roberts, James J. [MC1983]

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JEMAIL: Esposito, Paul (MC1983) ChemE’s for 30 year reunion on 12/7


From Paul Esposito BSCHE ’83 – calling all chem E’s for a 30 year reunion get together at McSorley’s on December 7th from 2-4PM. Contact John Blaho c/o Jasper Jottings. Hope to see folks there.

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Esposito, Paul (MC1983)

[JR: No that I am looking for new career as a “message transfer agent”, but putting an email address in the clear is a great way to keep the spammers happy. I’ll pass along any message as soon as I receive it.]

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JFOUND: Burke, Andrew J. [MC1983] CFO Bunge Ltd.



Mr. Andrew J. Burke is Chief Financial Officer and Global Operational Excellence Officer of Bunge Ltd. Mr. Burke has been Chief Financial Officer since February 2011, having served as interim Chief Financial Officer since September 2010. In addition, Mr. Burke serves as Global Operational Excellence Officer, a position he has held since July 2010. Prior to July 2010, Mr. Burke served as Chief Executive Officer of Bunge Global Agribusiness and Bunge Product Lines since November 2006. Mr. Burke joined Bunge in January 2002 as Managing Director, Soy Ingredients and New Business Development and later served as Managing Director, New Business. Mr. Burke also previously served as interim Chief Financial Officer from April to July 2007. Prior to joining Bunge, Mr. Burke served as Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. subsidiary of Degussa AG. He joined Degussa in 1983, where he held a variety of finance and marketing positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the U.S. chemical group. Prior to joining Degussa, Mr. Burke worked for Beecham Pharmaceuticals and was an auditor with Price Waterhouse & Company. Mr. Burke is a graduate of Villanova University and earned an M.B.A. from Manhattan College.

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Burke, Andrew J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Andrew received his Masters in 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burke, Andrew J. [MC1983]

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JNEWS: Kreidenweis, Sonia [MC1983] Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences on Oct. 22


Claritas Speaker Addresses U.S. Air Quality At Susquehanna

Published on October 10, 2013

Sonia Kreidenweis, professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, will present Susquehanna’s 2013 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences on Oct. 22. Titled “Clearing the Air: 25 Years of Visibility Observations in U.S. National Parks … And What They Tell Us About Our World,” the free, public lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

Kreidenweis has worked with the National Park Service since the early 1990s, analyzing data and conducting special studies of the air quality in protected wilderness areas and national parks. Her work has improved our understanding of the role particles play in visibility reduction and has produced fascinating insights into the origins of air particles.

Kreidenweis holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College. She earned master’s and doctorate degrees in the discipline from California Institute of Technology. She is a fellow and past president of the American Association for Aerosol Research and a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

The Claritas Distinguished Speaker in the Sciences Series is funded by an endowment established by George E. ’64 and Margaret Lauver ’66 Harris to support lectures, seminars and residencies by nationally recognized leaders in business, government, education, the sciences and other areas of public interest.

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Kreidenweis, Sonia [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Sonia is a member of the Class of 1983.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kreidenweis, Sonia [MC1983]

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JNEWS: Parriott, Don (MC1983) Head of Quality & Regulatory at Ricol


Don Parriott has a new job.
Now Head of Quality & Regulatory at Ricola.


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Parriott, Don (MC1983)

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Don Parriott

Quality Executive | Compliance Executive | Scientist | College Professor | Team Builder | Project Manager

Greater New York City Area


Mr. Parriott offers more than 20 years of industrial experience, including working in Branded Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Products business sectors. Throughout his career, Don has held leadership positions in compliance, medical affairs, manufacturing and R&D, and has been responsible for analytical R&D, project management, product development, product stability, process mapping & re-engineering, quality assurance/quality control, validation of systems & processes, outsourcing & contractor management, IT systems & applications development, business continuity planning, and facilities design, construction & management.

Don has gained a reputation for efficient and effective execution of initiatives to redesign business and technical processes, and has led many projects that have resulted in substantial productivity improvements, cost avoidance, and/or quality enhancements.

Quality Systems & Documentation;
cGMP commercial manufacturing;
Pilot plant operation;
Policy & Procedure Development & Management;
Electronic Document Management;
Learning Management Systems;
Program & Project Management;
Process Mapping & Optimization;
Process, Packaging, Method, Equipment, and Computer System validation;
Laboratory Management and Method Development;
Clinical Trial Management;
Business Continuity Planning;
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Compliance;
Outsourcing / contractor management;
PDMA Sampling Compliance

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[JR: In short, he has "real skills" unlike us fat old white guy injineers! Mozel Tov!  ]

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