The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Selects Thomas Costabile As New Exec. Director

May 16, 2018

For Immediate Release

ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Selects Thomas Costabile As New Executive Director

New York, May 16, 2018 – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has named Thomas Costabile as executive director.

Costabile, who will begin in the position on May 18, 2018, will work to guide the Society’s programs in codes and standards development, membership, conferences, technical publishing, education and professional development, and public policy. Costabile will also be responsible for implementing an organizational strategy focused on the creation of products, services and programs around initial five key technologies – manufacturing, bioengineering, robotics, clean energy, and pressure technology.

“Tom is an accomplished executive with a strong track record for delivering results in large, global organizations,” said Charla K. Wise, the president of ASME. “He arrives at ASME in the midst of exciting organizational changes and growth, and I, along with the entire Board of Governors, believe ASME has chosen an experienced leader to help the Society move forward.”

Costabile worked most recently as a business consultant for Carlan Advisors and also as a partner at 3 essential, LLC, where he advised boards, senior executives, private equity sponsors and investors. In these roles, he was successful in analyzing businesses and developing strategic initiatives to ensure profitability as well as implementing and monitoring projects to profitability.

A trained mechanical engineer who began his career in the nuclear power industry, Costabile also worked at CBS Records, where he played a central role in the development of the firm’s compact disc manufacturing and distribution operations.Other leadership roles in industry include senior vice president, Operations for SONY, and president, WEA Manufacturing-Warner Music Group. Tom Costabile has served on several not-for-profit boards, including Board Chair of the Montgomery Academy and Board Member Emeriti of the University of Oregon Foundation. He received his BSME from Manhattan College and an MBA in Finance from Long Island University.


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