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"Influencing and Leading your Industry": a Panel Discussion with ASME President Marc Goldsmith

ASME District D

Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

"Influencing and Leading your Industry": a Panel...

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Event Details

 ASME North American Pacific District D Presents

ASME Career Development Webinar #2

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

   1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

A Webinar Panel Discussion

    Check-in begins at 12:30 PM (PDT)

 “Influencing and Leading Your Industry”

Topics to be covered

  • Influencing Peers
  • Handling Tough Situations
  • Positive Mindset and Beliefs
  • Influencing your Industry
  • Selling Ideas and Planting Seeds
  • The Power of Service


 Accepting the Leadership Challenge


 A Great Opportunity to...

  • Learn how to influence and lead your industry
  • Understand the leadership mindset and what make a person influential
  • Learn influence and sales skills for implementing your ideas
  • Discover the premium career value in volunteering for leadership positions
  • Achieve your full leadership potential…


Invited panelists include ASME President Marc Goldsmith, and other key industry leaders with unique industry-scale transformational experiences to share. Questions and Answers will be fielded from the webinar and in-person audience.

Leadership is a differentiating quality that distinguishes good performance from great performance in an uncertain environment. This panel discussion is focused on helping engineers and professionals learn the mindsets, behaviors, influence skills of great leaders. Based on cutting edge research by leading professionals, this field-tested advice and implementable knowledge will be presented about how to think, behave and perform like a leader. Discover how the power of volunteering for leadership roles transforms careers and creates influence. Learn the best practices to lead your peers, your company and your industry.

Building on prior successful career forums in 2009, 2010, and 2011, this event will be held in an exclusive webinar format that blends brief prepared lectures and subsequent panel interviews, providing participants with the opportunity to collectively learn from industry leaders and trend-setters.

Learn how to lead your industry as a technical or corporate leader.

Who Should Attend:

Engineers, Early Career Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Technical Professionals,

Technical Supervisors, Faculty, Engineering Students, and Engineering Managers.

This event is targeted for engineers and technical professionals at all stages of their career.


Join by Webinar: Register Now!

ASME Members: $27

Students, Sponsors and Unemployed: $15

General Registration: $69


1.0  Professional Development Hour (PDH) is Available!





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“Influencing and Leading Your Industry”

Event Schedule

Time (PST)


12:30 pm – 12:59 pm


Connect to the webinar and watch the pre-event slideshow

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Influencing and Leading Your Industry ”

A Panel Discussion

Marc Goldsmith, ASME President & Founder, Marc Goldsmith and Associates

Mahantesh Hiremath, ASME Congressional Fellow and Specialty Manager, Space Systems Loral

Fred Barez, ASME Fellow and award winning Professor at San Jose State University


Scott Burr, Principal, Innovation Scientific, LLC


2:00 pm

Event Closes




Marc Goldsmith, ASME PresidentMarc Goldsmith, Founder, Marc Goldsmith and Associates, LLC

ASME President 2012

ASME Fellow 2003

ASME Dedicated Service Award 2001


Dr. Fred Barez, ASME Fellow

Dr. Fred Barez, Professor & Past Department Chairman Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, San José State University

ASME Fellow 2012

ASME Dedicated Service Award 1992


Dr. Mahantesh Hiremath, ASME Congressional Fellow-electDr. Mahantesh Hiremath, Subsystem Deployment Manager, Space Systems Loral

Adjunct Professor, Santa Clara University

ASME Fellow 2010

ASME U.S. Congressional Fellow-elect 2013-2014


Dr. Terry Shoup, ASME President 2006 Dr. Terry Shoup, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University

Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame 2011

ASME President 206

ASME Fellow 1982


Scott Burr, ASME Fellow

Scott Burr, Principal, Innovation Scientific, LLC


ASME Fellow 2011

ASME Dedicated Service Award 2009



See pages below for full Panelist Bios


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Panelist BIO


Marc Goldsmith

Founder, Marc Goldsmith and Associates, LLC


ASME President 2012

ASME Fellow 2003

ASME Dedicated Service Award 2001


Marc W. Goldsmith, P.E., of Newton, Mass., is the current President of ASME.  The Society made the announcement at the proceedings of the 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition held Nov. 11-17, in Denver, Colorado.  Mr. Goldsmith became the 131st president of ASME commencing June 2012.

An expert in energy and nuclear engineering, Goldsmith is a management consultant who advises gas and electric firms on strategies for addressing technology, policy, and business processes.  He has led many national and international consulting projects in energy strategy, efficiency, development and generation. He is the founder of the management consulting firm, Marc Goldsmith & Associates LLC.

An active member of the Society for 24 years, Goldsmith has held numerous leadership positions within the organization, serving on the ASME Board of Governors from 2007-2010 and as vice president of the Center for Public Awareness from 2005-2007.  He is the founding chair of the General Management Board of the ASME Innovation Technologies Institute (ITI) and has served on the ITI board.

Other leadership positions in ASME include vice president of the Board on Public Information, chair of the task force on Strategic Marketing for the Board of Governors, and a

member of the task force on the Board of Minorities and Women.  He is a Fellow of ASME and recipient of the Society’s Dedicated Service Award (2001).

Prior to starting his consulting firm, Goldsmith was a vice president at Stone & Webster Management Consultants, where he was responsible for strategic energy businesses.  He also served as a director in Technology and Innovation Management at Arthur D. Little.  From 1975-1998, Goldsmith was president of Energy Research Group, Inc., a Massachusetts-based energy technology company, which he co-founded.

In addition to ASME, Goldsmith is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, the American Nuclear Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) and the International Association of Energy Economists.  He has served on the national board of directors of EWB-USA.

Marc Goldsmith holds a Degree of Nuclear Engineer as well as a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in marine nuclear science from State University New York Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, N.Y.    


Panelist BIO


 Dr. Fred Barez


Professor & Past Department Chairman Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, San José State University


ASME Fellow 2012

ASME Dedicated Service Award 1992


Fred Barez has many years of successful industrial, academic, research, and administrative experience. He joined the faculty of San Jose State University following several years of contributions to the hard disk drive and semiconductor industry designing a variety of products and processes to increase disk drive capacity. He is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and director of the electronics packaging laboratory. His current area of research is related to failure and damage resistance of electronic components and products due to dynamic response, electromagnetic interference, and environmental testing.

Over the course of his career, Professor Barez has made numerous contributions to the field of dynamics and controls, in particular with regards to the design of electronic packaging and storage systems for computers. He has also developed new research capabilities in forefront technologies such as high vacuum systems, micro- miniaturization, and machining. He teaches courses in dynamics, vibrations, control systems, electronics packaging, high vacuum systems engineering and semi- conductor manufacturing process and equipment, disk drive mechanics and magnetic recording. He has advised over 170 graduate students, and has served as the department chair for three 4-year terms. He has published in ASME and AIAA journals and conferences.

He is the recipient of several NSF and State and industry grants. He is the author of several books, book chapters and manuscripts related to electronics packaging, hard disk drive technology, fiber optics engineering, high vacuum systems engineering, dynamic systems vibrations and controls, and reliability engineering. He was awarded “Pi Tau Sigma Professor of the Year” nine times. He served the ASME in various capacities including twice as the chair of the Santa Clara Valley Section, the regional board as director of professional development program, and received the dedicated service award for his work in coordinating the student leadership seminars. Ph.D. (1977). The University of California, Berkeley.


Panelist BIO


Dr. Mahantesh Hiremath


Subsystem Deployment Manager, Space Systems Loral

Adjunct Professor, Santa Clara University


ASME Fellow 2010

ASME U.S. Congressional Fellow-elect 2013-2014


Dr. Mahantesh Hiremath has over 25 years of industry experience in various fields of engineering.  He is one of the few practicing engineers to have designed and analyzed structures with distinction in four different environments – underground, off-shore, on-ground and space.  In October 2010, he was elected as the Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an honor reserved for only 3% of ASME’s over 120,000 members worldwide.

Dr. Hiremath’s expertise includes wide range of challenging projects from development of underground storage of Strategic Petroleum Reserve to design/analysis of off-shore oil platforms to Seismic retrofitting of California highway bridges to Systems Engineering of highly complex spacecrafts. 

He is currently working as Deployment Subsystems at Space Systems Loral, where he earlier served as Principal Engineer in Spacecraft Design/Analysis/Test division.  In the past, Dr. Hiremath held important technical positions at Northrop Grumman, ARES Corporation, Stellar Solutions and Serata Geomechanics.  He is currently an adjunct faculty in Mechanical Engineering at the Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.  Dr. Hiremath earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Poona, India.  He worked as Divisional Engineer for Indian Railways before migrating to US.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Structural Dynamics from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Hiremath also earned the Certificate in Systems Engineering from Stanford University. 

Dr. Hiremath is a member of AIAA, ASME and INCOSE.  Dr. Hiremath is an active member of the AIAA’s Systems Engineering Technical Committee the premier committee within AIAA.  He has authored or co-authored over 10 key technical papers in the areas of structural mechanics, wave propagation and systems engineering. 

He most recently was the District Leader of North American Pacific District (D), comprising of western states and parts of Canada, comprising of over 15,000 members.  Prior to this, he worked as Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Section for two years.  During his tenure, the Section saw an unprecedented growth in its Professional Development activities and corporate sponsorships.

Dr. Hiremath is an avid long-distance runner and voracious reader of sports and politics.  He enjoys working in his vegetable garden and preparing dishes from his wife’s cookbooks.  He is married to San Francisco Bay Area culinary celebrity, Laxmi Hiremath and lives with their two boys in San Ramon, CA.

Panelist BIO


Dr. Terry Shoup


Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University Dean of Engineering for 13 Years

Chair of the ASME Volt Senior Leadership Training Committee

Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame 2011

ASME President 2006

ASME Fellow 1982

Dr. Terry E. Shoup, is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University. He has been with SCU since 1989 and served as the Dean of Engineering for 13 years. During his 13 years term, he more than doubled the number of Endowed Chairs and increased Endowed Scholarships from zero to 27. He established a Merit Scholarship raising the average SAT to more than 100 points.  He also served as Interim Dean of Education, Counseling Psychology and Pastoral Ministries. He currently serves as Interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management for the University. Recently, he completed a term as the 125th President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was elected to the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame in 2011 for his significant contributions to the evolution of Silicon Valley. Presently, he is Chair of the Volt Senior Leadership Training Committee providing orientation training for all Presidential Candidates, for all Board of Governor Candidates, and providing leadership orientation for the ASME Nominating Committee.


Dr. Shoup is the author or co-author of over 100 technical publications in the field of machine design. His recent R&D activities have focused on the use of spreadsheet modules to augment the design process in the analysis and synthesis of machine elements. This work has formed the basis for the recently released 8th Edition of the book “Design of Machine Elements” with M. F. Spotts and L. E. Hornberger (Prentice Hall 2004).


Dr. Shoup is a graduate of Ohio State University. He has served on the faculties of Rutgers University, the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and Florida Atlantic University. He is a Fellow in the ASME and recipient of many distinguished awards

  • Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award of the Society of Women Engineers, 2002.
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Ohio State University, Dept. of Mech Eng 1998.
  • Medal of Merit in Mechanics from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 1991.
  • Administrator of the Year 1987 Florida Atlantic University.
  • Service Award 1988 ASME Council on Education.
  • Administrator of the Year 1984 Florida Atlantic University.
  • Western Electric Award 1984 Southeastern Section of the ASEE.
  • Eminent Engineer, Texas A&M Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, Spring 1983.
  • Gustus Larson Award 1981 American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Centennial Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers August 1980.
  • W. T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award 1976 77 University of Houston.
  • Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award of the ASME 1974.



Moderator BIO


Scott Burr


Principal Innovation Consultant, Innovation Scientific, LLC

ASME Fellow 2011

ASME Dedicated Service Award 2009


Scott Burr is a co-founder and Principal Innovation Consultant for Innovation Scientific, LLC. Scott is a thought-leader for the emerging field of Structured Innovation and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Mr. Burr speaks on a broad range of topics related to Leadership, Technology Development, Six Sigma, Culture Change, Change Management and Structured Innovation.

Prior to joining HBA, Scott worked at Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a leading full-service satellite manufacturer. He served in the roles of Senior Process Improvement Specialist,

Section Supervisor and Process Manager. By leading the charge towards Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma in the high-reliability electronics manufacturing area, Scott oversaw productivity improvement by a factor of six over eight years. As key initiator, strategist, and team leader in this challenging environment and using culture integration strategies, Scott positioned the electronics assembly department at Space Systems/Loral to compete in a consolidating industry.

During his twenty three years of experience Scott held key positions in various industries such as Quality Manager at Rain Bird Consumer Products, Manager of Manufacturing at US Computer Systems, and Mechanical Engineer in the machine tool industry including stints in entrepreneurial start-ups and university laboratories.

Throughout his career, his fascination with and devotion to the relationship between innovation, design, reliability, quality, manufacturing process performance and people has helped Mr. Burr improve financial performance as well as enhance corporate culture. His team and individual efforts have booked millions of dollars in savings and revenues for his clients and his companies. Scott has a rare blend of creative and technical capabilities. His passion is to create powerful insights and solutions that unleash leadership talent, leverage cutting-edge knowledge, integrate corporate culture, and provide a competitive advantage in innovation and productivity.

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