Joel Snyder – Director of AIE
Joel Snyder, PE, CEng, has achieved worldwide recognition for his many activities involving the industrial, academic, and government sectors. A Consultant and the founder of Snyder Associates, Plainview, N.Y., he has also served as President and CEO of the world’s largest technical professional society, the IEEE.
He received the BEE and MS(EE) degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Massachusetts. Mr. Snyder is also a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom.
His efforts in the IEEE have included serving as President, CEO, and Chair of the Board of Directors, a Directorship, a Vice Presidency, and chairing numerous committees and task forces. His IEEE responsibilities included working with a staff of over 900 in 5 countries to provide services to over 377,000 members in over 150 countries.
As a practicing engineer, Mr. Snyder has done pioneering work in removable media disk memories, voice-over-data modems, speech compression techniques, nonlinear sampling techniques, redundant and parallel computer systems, and powered prosthetics. He also holds patents on video piracy prevention techniques. In addition to his engineering practice, Mr. Snyder has done work flow analysis, office practice design, corporate IT needs assessment and system design, management proposal preparation, business plan preparation, and provided assistance in private and public venture funding
In addition to his private practice as a Consultant, his recent experience includes affiliation as a Senior Industry Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with Polytechnic University. He also served as Director of Academic Laboratories and led the development of new curricula for the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments. Previously, Mr. Snyder also taught courses at the New York Institute of Technology and at C. W. Post College of Long Island University.
Mr. Snyder also serves as a Director of the United Engineering Foundation, a philanthropic organization of several major engineering societies. He is also a Life Director and past officer of the Polytechnic Alumni Association. He serves on the Boards of Directors for Motiontronics for Science Corporation, Internet Golf Multimedia, Inc., and is a founding Director of the Homeland Security Industries Association. His many honors include listings in eleven “Who’s Who” directories and such awards as the Distinguished Alumnus award, the IEEE Millennium Medal, and the IEEE Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award. He also received the Engineering Joint Council of Long Island Achievement Award as well as other local honors.
Richard W. Lowrie – Director of AIE
Electrical engineer, MS from Michigan State Univ., PE in Florida, defense engineering work for Corps of Engineers (Civil Service), IBM, Martin, Philco, Honeywell, Johnson and Johnson subsidiary “Critikon”, and others. Presently retired. Does writing in spare time, fiction and mostly non-fiction.
He received his engineering degree from the Polytechnic University in 1960. Through a commercial career in communications, he designed, developed and supervised the creation of electronic parts, equipment and systems.
He founded a company on the west coast in 1980, then referred to as the videotex industry, but now called e-mail and e-shopping.
He has two children and four grandchildren.