Bryan Erler Selected as ASME President-Nominee; BOG Nominees Announced at the Annual Meeting
Jun 14, 2019
During the President’s Dinner, which was held June 4 at the ASME Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., the ASME Nominating Committee named Bryan Erler, P.E., as the ASME president-nominee for 2020-2021. The Committee also announced three new members of the Board of Governors, who will each begin three-year terms at the Annual Meeting next June.
Erler, a resident of Chicago, has been an executive in the nuclear power industry for more than 40 years. He is currently the president of the consulting firm Erler Engineering Ltd., which provides engineering services on project development, management and the design of nuclear and fossil electric power plants. He had previously work for 34 years ― including 18 years as senior vice president and owner ― at Sargent & Lundy, where he was responsible for structural engineering, piping design, pressure components specification, civil and architectural engineering, and design for nuclear and fossil electric power plants. He retired from the company in 2003.
An ASME Fellow and member of the Board of Governors from 2015-2018, Erler has been involved in ASME codes and standards activities for more than 45 years. He has served the Society in a number of capacities including vice president, Nuclear Codes and Standards; chair and member of the Board on Conformity Assessment; chair and member of the ASME Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards (BNCS), member of the BNCS New Reactor Task Group; and chair, vice chair and member of the Joint ACI-ASME Committee on Concrete Components for Nuclear Service.
In 2013, Erler was honored with the Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award, which recognizes contributions to the nuclear power plant industry through the development and promotion of ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards or the ASME Nuclear Certification Program. He was the recipient of the ASME Dedicated Service Award in 2005.
The Nominating Committee also announced the names of three Board of Governors nominees during the President’s Dinner at the Annual Meeting. The three nominees will each serve as members of the Board of Governors from 2020-2023, once their nominations are ratified by ASME membership via an online ballot this fall.
The first nominee, Andrew Bicos, Ph.D., recently retired from The Boeing Company after more than 30 years. He held a number of positions at Boeing, including senior project manager, Boeing Satellite Systems; deputy program manager, Affordable Structures and Manufacturing Technology, Phantom Works; director of Materials, Structures and Manufacturing Technology, Phantom Works; director of Enterprise Structures; director of Manufacturing; director of Flight Technology; chief engineer, Aeromechanics Technology; and most recently, director of Enterprise Systems Engineering and Analysis Domain in the Enterprise Technology Strategy group.
From 2017 to 2018, Dr. Bicos served in the ASME Federal Government Fellowship Program as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), providing technical advice regarding manufacturing and workforce development policy, as well as science, energy and environmental policy. Bicos has held a number of positions during his 25 years at ASME, including chair of the Presidential Task Force on Membership; chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer of the Aerospace Division; and chair and vice chair of the ASME Industry Advisory Board.
Richard Marboe, Ph.D., of State College, Pa., was also named as a Board of Governors nominee at the Annual Meeting. Dr. Marboe, is director of engineering services and assistant research professor at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Pennsylvania State University. He is responsible for the overall physical plant management, mechanical and electrical design and fabrication, safety, export compliance and public release areas, as well as applicable operational procedures and practices, including long-range planning and support for research experimental and computational facility development.
An ASME member for nearly 40 years, Marboe is the past senior vice president of the ASME Technical Events and Content Sector. He has served ASME in numerous roles including chair and member of the Sector Management Committee; chair of the Group Engagement Task Force; chair of the Per Bruel Gold Medal Award Committee; member of the ASME Nominating Committee; chair, vice chair and member of the ASME Noise Control and Acoustics Division; and vice president, Programs and Activities, in the former ASME Knowledge & Community (K&C) Sector.
The third BOG nominee, Paul Stevenson, is executive vice president of McCormick Stevenson Corp. in Clearwater, Fla. A member of the company’s executive leadership team and board, Stevenson is responsible for corporate strategy, the overall effectiveness of the delivery of engineering services and the fiscal performance of the corporation and client relationships, with complete oversight of corporate finances including profit and loss statements, financial models, budgeting and planning.
Stevenson, who has been a member of ASME for nearly 20 years, has held a variety of Society leadership positions including senior vice president for Student & Early Career Development, member of the ASME Nominating Committee, member of the Strategy Advisory Committee, member of the Engineering Management Certification Exam Review Board, and vice chair, secretary and college relations representative for the Florida West Coast Section.