CUAA Special Election 2015 for Alumni Trustees

Ed Trackman

Ed Trackman

Mechanical Engineering 1966
Atlanta, Georgia

Current Position, Organization:
Self-employed Executive Consultant

Relevant Skills:

As stated by John Mitchell, CEO at IPC, “Ed is a consummate professional and visionary.  His engineering experience, knowledge and management savvy are a powerful combination. I look forward to utilizing these skills for IPC’s continued advancement.”

Professional Qualifications:

Trackman began his engineering career in the automotive industry at General Motors Research Laboratories. His experience includes positions of increasing responsibilities with the automotive divisions of Rockwell International, Harman International, Panasonic and Bose Corporation. More recently, Trackman practiced nonprofit organization management serving as senior vice president of development at Golden Key International Honour Society, instituting new goals and strategies for corporate partnerships, and as vice president of special projects at IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries.

After earning his B.E. in mechanical engineering at The Cooper Union, Trackman earned an M.S. in engineering design from California Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University. He also received an M.B.A. from the Advanced Management Program at Michigan State University.

Personal Statement:

I, like many Cooper alumni, have become very concerned over our school’s leadership losing its way from The Cooper Union’s tuition-free and merit-based mission. The recent success of the CSCU gives us an important opportunity to set things right. However the outcome is not guaranteed; it will require the continued, conscientious involvement of the alumni to be successful. The alumni association has been empowered by the consent decree to play an important participative role in the process.

Personally, I can think of no better way to contribute to The Cooper Union at this time than to apply my experience and my passion working with the alumni association to re-establish The Cooper Union on its historic mission.

Additional Information:

  • I am a concerned Cooper alumnus who believes that a return to a tuition-free budget is possible
  • I am an experienced nonprofit executive who believes in the value and importance of a mission
  • I am ready to commit my time, experience and focused effort to securing Cooper Union’s future