Member News — NJIT 2018 Alumni Achievement Award Recipients Announced
May 7th, 2018
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Executive to Receive 2018 NJIT Alumni Achievement Award
On May 19, Tony (Antonio) Crincoli, PE ’86, Vice President and Head of Global Engineering at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, will receive a 2018 NJIT Alumni Achievement Award. The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place during Alumni Weekend.
When asked about the award, the Paramus, NJ, resident said, “It was a big surprise – I have never received this type of an award before. It is very exciting!”
At Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Crincoli has oversight over all major capital projects, strategic project planning, project governance, execution and Technical Services. He has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and device industries with Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Hoffman LaRoche, and Becton Dickinson.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and 14 other states, an active board member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), and an advisory board member to NJIT’s Martin Tuchman School of Management. He has contributed to numerous articles, standards, local and national committees, mentoring and young professional development programs.
AREA ARCHITECT TO RECEIVE 2018 NJIT ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
On May 19, Karen Ekshian ’12, senior designer at Marvel Architects, will receive the 2018 NJIT GeNEXT Young Alumni Award. The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place during Alumni Weekend.
“I am thankful to NJIT for the formative role it played in both my academic and early professional life, and I am honored to be the recipient of this year’s GeNEXT Alumni Achievement Award,” Ekshian said, when asked about the award.
Ekshian is a senior designer at Marvel Architects, headquartered in New York City. Dedicated to building smarter, Ekshian is interested in sustainable architecture that allows a structure to adapt to changes over time, fulfilling a current need in an environmentally thoughtful manner. She participated in the design and construction of NJIT’s Central King Building, which was completed in 2016. She is currently leading the design of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.
Each year, the NJIT Alumni Association honors alumni who have achieved success professionally while also giving generously of their time and talents to the community and to their alma mater. Gallagher is one of four NJIT alumni to be honored this year. The others are:
SOLID STATE COOLING SYSTEMS ENGINEER TO RECEIVE 2018 NJIT ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
On May 19, Kevin G. Carswell ’79, vice president of worldwide sales at Solid State Cooling Systems, will receive a 2018 NJIT Alumni Achievement Award. The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place during Alumni Weekend.
When asked about the award, the Wappinger Falls, NY resident said, “I am certainly honored to be recognized with this award, given the number of very accomplished NJIT alumni out in the world who feel a lifelong connection to the university. We share a strong commitment to giving back and to helping the university produce even more successful graduates.”
Carswell’s expertise in electrical engineering is helping to grow the company, which specialized in thermoelectric recirculating chillers for precise temperature control of high-speed lasers, analytical equipment, medical equipment, semiconductor processing systems and a variety of other scientific and industrial applications. He joined Solid State Cooling in 2012, after retiring from a 33-year career at IBM.
Among his achievements at IBM, Carswell’s team was responsible for developing advanced processors for the Apple G5 system, Sony’s Playstation 3, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii game systems. He later took on the role of establishing and managing a large, global engineering team for IBM’s Engineering and Technology Services Division. In his final role at IBM, Carswell served as vice president of alliance and licensing transactions, where he was responsible for technology licensing and joint development alliances for IBM’s Systems and Technology Group and portions of IBM Research.
Throughout his career, Carswell has been an active volunteer, helping many different community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, the New York Blood Center and Family Services of Poughkeepsie. Since 1999, he has been an active volunteer at NJIT, serving on the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Industry Advisory Board and the initial advisory board for the Albert Dorman Honors College Interdisciplinary Design Studio program. In 2017, he received the Newark College of Engineering Salute to Engineering Excellence Award.
- Kevin G. Carswell ’79, vice president of worldwide sales at Solid State Cooling Systems
- Karen Ekshian ’12, senior designer at Marvel Architects
- Jerome F. Gallagher, Jr. ’80, attorney with Norris McLaughlin Marcus, P.A.
- Patrick J. Natale, PE, FASCE, FASAE, CAE ’70 ’75 M.S., Vice President of Business Strategies at Mott MacDonald, Inc.
In addition, Andrew Sohn, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Ying Wu College of Computing, was selected by NJIT alumni to receive the 2018 Robert W. Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence. The Van Houten Award reflects the highest level of success in leading students to knowledge and understanding.
Alumni Weekend is an annual event celebrating all things NJIT. As many as 300 alumni will visit the University Heights campus for reunions, “Techtalks,” campus tours, receptions, a dinner dance, and a special address by President Joel S. Bloom. For more information, visit njitalumniweekend.com or contact Mike Smullen, Director of Alumni Relations, at [email protected].