BChE – The Cooper Union (Class of 1960)

MS Chem E- The Johns Hopkins University

MS Mathematics – New York University, Courant School of Mathematics



Unilever 1962-2003

Director and member of the Laboratory Management Committee

Director of Project & Knowledge Mgt; New Product Research; Technical Services

  • Headed a successful Lab-wide cost reduction team
  • Key member of Global Project Management and Risk Management Teams
  • Trained and facilitated business and research teams throughout the world in Project Management

Columbia University 2006-2011

Adjunct Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Lander & Associates 2003-2014

Consultants specializing in Project Management Training and Facilitation, Risk Management and Team Leadership


Past Professional Activities:

Unilever Corporate Representative to the Industrial Research Institute

  • Member of the Research-on-Research Committee
  • Co-founding member of the Process Effectiveness Network
  • Unilever Representative to the MIT Corporate Relations Program

Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society

Member of the Detergents Steering Committee of the American Oil Chemists’ Society

President, Association of Research Directors

Member, Fragrance Research Fund – Grant Committee


Community Activities:

Member, Harrington Park NJ Borough Council – 7 years

President and member, Harrington Park NJ Board of Education – 8 years

President, Northern Valley Joint Boards of Education – 2 years

Board Member, Ridgewood (NJ) Camera Club





Active as an advisor to local government


My Goals:

To return Cooper Union to a sustainable financial condition that will restore free tuition for undergraduates, while maintaining the very highest academic standards. The Schools of Art, Architecture and Engineering are all essential parts of the spirit of Cooper Union and must be maintained and encouraged to interact for the benefit of all. To have our school known for projects and activities that have social value. To be recognized for supporting deserving students from the New York metropolitan area who might otherwise find it difficult to attend a top-notch college. To have our faculty recognized for their excellence throughout the academic world.