Peter A. Eckstein – 2016 President, IEEE-USA

ieee-reach-thumbPeter Eckstein is an engineering management professional with extensive experience in the design and development of sophisticated electronic and  electromechanical systems.  He is retired from Northrop Grumman Corp., where he held various engineering managerial positions of increasing responsibility involving U.S. Navy electronic warfare system avionics.In addition, Eckstein is an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Suffolk County Community College, where he is responsible for lecture and lab development of calculus and algebra based physics courses, at Queensborough Community College, where he teaches physics and astronomy, and at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, where he teaches physics and engineering.Peter A. Eckstein received the B.S. degree in Electrical Technology from the New York Institute of Technology in 1967. He received an M.S. in Applied Physics from Adelphi University in 1971 and an M.S. in Management Engineering in 1974.

An IEEE Senior Member, Peter Eckstein has been active in various volunteer roles at the section, region, society and IEEE Board-levels, including previous service on the IEEE-USA Board of Directors as Vice President, Government Relations (2008-2009) and as Region 1 Director (2012-2013).

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities: (S’64-A’66-SM’83-LS’13)

IEEE-USA:

  • President-Elect, 2015
  • Vice President for Government Relations, 2008, 2009

Committees/Boards:

  • IEEE Board of Directors, 2012, 2013, 2016
  • IEEE-USA Board of Directors, 2008, 2009, and 2012, 2013, 2015-2017
  • IEEE MGA Board of Directors, 2012, 2013
  • MGA Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment
    Committee, 2010, 2011
  • Admissions and Advancements Committee: 1988-1993
  • Tellers Committee: Member, 2003 – 2005; Chair, 2006
  • IB&SC: RAB liaison, 2005, Member-at-Large; 2008, 2009
  • Ethics Hearing Panel: Member, 2003 – 2005

Region 1:

  • Director: 2012, 2013
  • Secretary, 1988-89 and 1998-2007
  • Audit Chair, 1998-99

Sections/Chapters:

  • Worcester County, 2001-2003, Member of Executive Committee

Society:

IEEE EMS BoG: Member, 2003-2007; Secretary, 2004

Conferences:

  • AUTOTESTCON ’84: Vice-Chair – Tutorials Committee
  • ELECTRO’85 and ’86: Vice-Chair – Tutorials Committee
  • ELECTRO’87 and ’89: Chair – Tutorials Committee
  • ELECTRO’90 and ’91: Secretary of the Board of Directors

Metropolitan Sections Activities Council (METSAC):

  • Tutorials Vice-Chair, 1984-85
  • Tutorials Chair, 1986-89

Awards:

  • Third Millennium Medal, 2000
  • Region 1 Award, 2005

You can contact the IEEE-USA President by email to president@ieeeusa.org.