Thayer School Overseer Clint Harris ’69, Th’70 received Israel’s top award for a business leader in June. The award was presented by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Harris is a managing partner at Grove Street Advisors, which has invested in Israel since 1999 for client CalPERS, the world’s largest pension fund.
>> Thayer School Overseer Barry MacLean ’60, Th’61, president and CEO of MacLean-Fogg manufacturing company, has been elected to a two-year term as a director of the Executives’ Club of Chicago, a business forum for thought leadership, education, and best business practices.
>> Doug Kingsley ’84, Th’85 was featured in an August 8 story in the Boston Globe, in which he weighed in on recent increases in fundraising by venture capital and buyout firms. Kingsley is a managing director for buyout firm Advent International, which raised one of the largest private equity funds this year. He worked for Teradyne in Boston as a sales engineer before earning an M.B.A. at Harvard in 1990. At Advent he has focused on technology investments.
>> Philip V. Bayly ’86 was recently installed as the first Lilyan and E. Lisle Hughes Professor in Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Bayly has taught at Washington University since 1993 and holds a joint appointment in the School of Engineering & Applied Science’s departments of mechanical and biomedical engineering. He has also worked as a research engineer for Shriners Hospital, designing prosthetic and orthotic devices for children with limb deficiencies and disabilities, and as a design engineer for Pitney-Bowes Inc. Working with colleagues across the university, Bayly has conducted research on projects ranging from high-speed machining to measuring deformation of the human brain. Bayly was named the School of Engineering & Applied Science Professor of the Year in 2004 and the Advisor of the Year in 2001.
>> T. Jeffrey Putnam ’86 was promoted to senior vice president of finance at Northwest Airlines and will now provide senior leadership to the finance team. Putnam was formerly vice president of financial planning and analysis for the Minnesota-based airline.
>> John C. Barpoulis Th’87, Tu’91 has been elected vice president and treasurer of energy company USEC Inc. Barpoulis is responsible for cash management, financial aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financing, risk management, and pension and benefit investments. The company processes used uranium — about half of which comes from old Russian atomic warheads — into enriched uranium, which it then supplies to commercial nuclear power plants. Prior to joining USEC, Barpoulis was vice president and treasurer of National Energy & Gas Transmission Inc. He also held financial positions at U.S. Generating Company and served as a consultant with Berner, Lanphier and Associates, which provides analytical services to the U.S. Department of Defense.
>> Col. Curtis L. Thalken Th’93 recently assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District. Thalken was previously commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 92nd Engineer Combat Battalion in Afghanistan, a post he took up two months after Sept. 11, 2001. He is the recipient of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.comments powered by Disqus