John W. Seazholtz, a member of the board of overseers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and a 1959 graduate of Newark College of Engineering, received NJIT’s highest honor: the Edward F. Weston Medal for Distinguished Professional Achievement by an alumnus.
In April 1998, Seazholtz, a resident of Brick Township, retired as chief technology officer of Bell Atlantic Corporation following 36 years of service with the company and its predecessor. While there, he was awarded five US patents. As a senior Bell Atlantic officer, Seazholtz served as vice president in capacities ranging from network technologies to engineering and information services.
Seazholtz has been actively involved in NJIT Athletics as a former NCE soccer player and member of the athletics campaign steering committee. He has taken an initiative in establishing the Bob and Dot Swanson Endowed Scholarship Fund and advancing the Herman Estrin Endowed Scholars Program.
Seazholtz joined the board of directors of Westell Technologies, Inc. in 1997 and was elected chairman in April, 2000. Prior to becoming chairman of Westell, Seazholtz served as president and chief executive officer of Telesoft America. In May 1998, Seazholtz was elected to the board of directors of Iteris/Odetics.
Prior to 1986, Seazholtz held positions at New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., Bell Telephone Laboratories and AT&T. He is chairman of the eWay group, a private consulting firm.