MEM is an independent academic program that belongs to both the School of Engineering and the School of Business. The students majoring in MEM graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree conferred by both the School of Engineering and the School of Business.

Industry Advisory Board


Mr. Christopher P. Eber
Maintenance/Engineering Senior Resource, Frito-Lay Manufacturing Plant, Killingly, CT
Mr. Eber joined Frito-Lay in 1992 as a Production Shift Manager, managing multiple shift teams across the manufacturing operation. From 2002 to 2008, he served as a Quality and Food Safety Manager, directing quality and sanitation systems and processes for snack food. From 2008 to 2011, he served as a Corn and Potato Chip Products Manager, leading operations for a high speed snack food manufacturing operation. In 2011, he served as a Site Senior Manufacturing Business Unit, leading the development of processes and cultural change plans to improve productivity in multiple departments. He is responsible for Site Daily Maintenance and Long Term Engineering, Manufacturing Project execution and continuous improvement process changes since 2012.
Mr. Gene H. Frohman
Vice President of Engineering at i2System, Inc
Mr. Frohman is responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of all Research and Development as well as Engineering support for all legacy and current production products at i2Systems, Inc. i2Systems is an industry leader in LED lighting technology, product design, and manufacturing. A technology innovator, i2Systems has been instrumental in the widespread adoption of LED lighting. Mr. Frohman is also a partner at Spinnaker Venture Partners, LLC (SVP), a strategic growth and innovation consulting firm based in Boston, MA that helps companies create and capture new value in the globally connected economy. SVP works with global industrial leaders in consumer goods, power and energy, and technology and industrial services. Prior to i2Systems, Gene was the Vice President of Engineering at DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica Company and Vice President of Engineering at Governors America Corporation. He also held positions of Chief of Air Vehicle Design for the S-76D Commercial Helicopter Program and Senior Program Engineering Manager for Test and Trainer Systems at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. He has been actively involved in advocating student interest in engineering and science and has sponsored multiple University of Connecticut senior projects as well as implementing student internship programs. He received his BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Postgraduate work includes an MBA, MS in Sustainability, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of the IEEE, EGSA, and the SAE.
Dr. Thomas Maloney
Director – Technology, Research and Applications Initiative, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Inc.
Thomas MaloneyDr. Maloney is a senior-level professional with over 25 years of experience in alternative fuel and energy technologies for commercial, aerospace, and military applications. He serves as Principal Investigator for the National Aerospace Leadership Initiative, through which CCAT develops, applies, and transitions advanced manufacturing technologies, such as laser processes and machining optimization, to the aerospace and DoD supply base. He also leads a DoD-funded carbon management program to examine the best methodologies for disposing CO2 emissions generated from DoD coal-based fuel and electricity systems. His experience includes technical and leadership positions at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, United Technologies Corporation, and at Proton Energy Systems. He has taught engineering courses as a visiting faculty member at Cleveland State. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University and an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cleveland State University.
Mr. Tim Sasur
Tim Sasur, DymaxTim Sasur is the Global Director of the Equipment Strategic Business Unit at Dymax, a global leader in light-cure technologies. Tim has shown his skills in product development and strategy deployment, can transcend industry or market segments.  Now serving the needs of customers in Medical, Electronics, and Industrial markets, Tim is leading the charge with breakthrough new products in advanced ultraviolet LED curing equipment. Furthermore, he demonstrates value creation by solving some of the toughest manufacturing challenges through the entrepreneurial start of the System Integration team, combining all aspects of the Dymax business into a single solution set for their customers. Tim holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut Executive MBA program, and graduated magna cum luade from the University of Hartford, receiving a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a manufacturing concentration.

Mr. Leo Veilleux
Chief Engineer, United Technologies Aerospace Systems 
 Leo VeilleuxLeo J Veilleux Jr. is a chief engineer with United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS), where he is responsible for the technical adequacy and safety of Environmental and Engine Control Systems for aircraft. The author of over 30 patents and pending patents, he provides technical leadership for the 4,000-employee Electric, Environmental & Engine Systems business at UTAS, where he develops and advances technology-leveraging solutions for aerospace. Mr. Veilleux has been involved in development of systems for several advanced aircraft including the Airbus A320neo family, A380, Embraer E-Jet E2 family, the Joint Strike Fighter, the Bombardier CSeries, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and the Mitsubishi Regional Jet. He began his UTC career as a mechanical design engineer at Hamilton Standard in 1985 and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility, including project engineering roles for mechanical and electronic products, electronic design manager, and system integration manager. Mr. Veilleux is a member of the UConn Electrical & Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. Mr. Veilleux received his B.S.M.E and MBA from the University of Connecticut, and his M.S.E.E from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.