HONOREES FOR 2014 ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CELEBRATION

Presentations on Saturday, May 17, 2014

• William E. S. Kaufman, AIA Arch ‘91
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, WattLots LLC
For his many professionally recognized accomplishments to the field of Architecture, especially his pioneering work in the green building movement and his game changing design innovations in solar technology.

• James A. Krucher, BSME ‘73
IT Project Manager, Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
For his contributions to IT Management, Telecommunications and Project Management and for his many contributions to the NJIT Community over the past 20 years including his service on four major committees including the one that planned the development of the Warren Street Village Project at NJIT.

Richard M. Maser, PE, PP, CME BSCE ‘73
Chief Executive Officer and President, Maser Consulting P.A.
For his many professional achievements in the field of civil, traffic, and municipal engineering and his leadership in community service organizations such as the NJ Chamber of Commerce, Count Basie Theatre Foundation, Jersey Coast Red Cross, the Community YMCA, Brookdale Community College, the NJ Division of the Salvation Army and the NJIT Board of Overseers.

• George R. Olson, BSIE ‘77
Director, Fleet Ballistic Missile Test and Support Systems Engineering (ret.)
For his dedicated military service to the Air Force, and his distinguished career that resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars through significant reductions of lead time and cost within supply chains and for his proactive support in several community service organizations and his recognized contributions to Baseball at NJIT.

• James P. Redeker, BS Eng Sci ‘77, MSCE ‘80
Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation
For his dedication to maintaining and improving transportation infrastructure and services for millions of people in New Jersey, Connecticut, and neighboring states and his service to NJIT as an adjunct graduate faculty member teaching mass transportation systems.

GeNext Award for Young Alumni Demonstrating Significant Professional Accomplishments

Vatsal A. Shah, PE BSCE ’08, MSCE ’09, PhD ‘14
Engineer IV, Environmental Division, Hatch Mott MacDonald
For his dedication to NJIT and professional achievements in the field of geotechnical engineering, which have been nationally recognized by awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers, NJ Society of Professional Engineers and the Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects and for providing earthquake relief in Haiti, developing with his team a low-technology emergency response wastewater and sewage containment and treatment system for the entire city of Port-au-Prince.