Trustees Emeriti are former trustees who have made significant contributions to the institute and provide distinguished service and engagement in the work of the Board.
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Michael Anthony, IET '82, MA '84
Executive Vice President, Cambridge Semantics, Inc.
Michael currently is the Senior Vice President of Delivery for Earley Information Science (EIS), an artificial intelligence consulting firm focused on applying AI to solve knowledge engineering, product data management, customer engagement, and content optimization for manufacturing, life sciences, retail, distribution, and financial services companies.
Prior to EIS, Michael was Executive Vice President of Cambridge Semantics in Boston, an early stage 3rd Wave internet software company. Cambridge Semantics is focused on providing practical solutions for today’s business problems using the most advanced semantic technology. While the technology is sophisticated, the approach is simple and immediately useful: make any data accessible to and consumable by any application that needs it.
Previously, Mr. Anthony spent 21 years as a director in the Software, Electronic Equipment and Services business group of PRTM. There he worked extensively with high-technology companies for 20 years and has in-depth experience in assisting companies in product strategy, new product development, portfolio management, technology strategy and management, market analysis, and VOC customer requirements management. In addition, he led the firm’s intellectual property strategy and licensing practice. Mr. Anthony also has substantial experience in supply chain operations, international manufacturing strategy, sourcing, and distribution. As a long-standing member of PRTM’s Asia board of directors, he also has significant experience working for Asian clients in Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Malaysia. Prior to joining PRTM, he spent more than a decade developing new products in the semi-conductor equipment and computer industries.
Mr. Anthony is the co-author of Product and Cycle-time Excellence for High-Technology Companies. He has written numerous articles for The Product Development Management Association, IEEE Management, and Concurrent Product Development. He received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University and holds a BS in Management Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Mr. Anthony was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2001 and as Chairman in 2011.
Jack Blaisdell, MDE '70, MET '72Image
Jack Blaisdell is a 1972 graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, a member of the first baccalaureate class at Wentworth, and a member of Tau Alpha Pi national honor society. He is a proud recipient of the Gold Leopard Award from the Wentworth Alumni Association. His 34-year career with United Parcel Service culminated as a senior executive serving as Chief Engineer and Vice President of Plant Engineering. He retired in 2005. He and his wife Kathy have been married over 50 years.
In 1985 he was named the chief engineer and region facilities manager for the newly formed UPS airline. Subsequently he was promoted to oversee UPS in-house facility design, airline facility construction, engineering, and facility management software development. In addition, he became a key member of the UPS technology task group. This group developed the roadmap for developing technologies to automate and implement electronic data tracking. A roadmap requiring considerable creation and invention and is still being followed 20 years later.
Jack was named project executive and led a team of engineers, programmers, technologists, planners, and operators to integrate, start up, and operate a facility that processes a million packages a night and services nearly 100 aircraft. As part of this project, Jack encouraged and developed a plan to mentor contractors and increase participation of minority and female-owned firms. This effort resulted in the growth of multiple firms and the mentorship enabled many to compete on a level playing field with majority firms. The approach has since been adopted in the Kentucky/Indiana area by both private and public entities to increase minority and female participation in numerous construction projects and has become an important legacy of the project.
Jack has been a Trustee for Humana Hospital-Suburban, a Trustee at Dare to Care food bank, an industrial advisory board member at Stanford and Kettering Universities, and a guest lecturer at the Center for Transportation Studies at MIT. He co-taught the initial hybrid Operations Management courses as part of the Masters in Facility Management degree program at Wentworth.
Jack was elected as a Trustee of the Wentworth Board of Trustees in September 2011, and as a Trustee Emeritus in November 2020. Prior to his election to the Board, Jack served as a Corporator for four years from September 2007 through his election to the Board in 2011.
Jack was actively engaged as a member of the Board of Trustees during his nine years of service on Wentworth’s Board of Trustees. As a Wentworth Trustee, Jack served in a leadership capacity serving as the Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee for the nine years he served on the Board. In 2012, Jack served on as one of two trustee representatives on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee in the development of Wentworth’s 2012-2017 strategic plan. He was actively engaged in the work of the Development Committee through 2017 and then rotated onto the Academic and Student Affairs Committee in the fall of 2017. In 2018-19, Jack served on the Presidential Transition Committee and the Presidential Search Committee.
Edward A. Bond, Jr., FSMPS, FCMAA, LEED AP, CEO BOND
Chairman and CEO, BOND, Inc
As the fourth generation of family managing BOND, Ed Bond has over 35+ years’ experience in construction management and is a highly respected leader in the industry. The company has grown steadily since he assumed the role of CEO in 1984, and today boasts extensive portfolios in academic, healthcare and civil & utility work. Under his vision and leadership, BOND has become one of the leading full-service construction management and general contracting firms in the Northeast.
Ed has taken great pride building a client-focused, family-driven culture with a true sense of caring for employees and community. His catch phrase “our word is our bond” exemplifies his dedication to establishing shared values of integrity, respect and trust throughout the organization. In 2017, Ed was inducted to the National Academy of Construction (NAC). As a member of the NAC, Ed joins over 200 distinguished leaders from every segment of the engineering and construction industry. Ed received this distinguished honor for his significant contributions to the construction industry along with his strong leadership abilities and integrity.
Robert W. Boyden, MC&TD ’52, DET ’98 (Hon.)
Past President and Treasurer, Boyden Molding, Inc.
Robert W. Boyden was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot during the Korean War. He began his professional career working with his father Howard C. Boyden, MC&TD, ’27, in his father’s plastic molding company, which was sold to General Mills in 1970. Robert Boyden as President of the facility until 1980. Mr. Boyden founded Boyden Molding in 1980 and served as President of the company until his retirement in 1998. Boyden Molding, Inc. was a plastic injection molding shop purchased by G&F Industries, Inc. in 1999.
Mr. Boyden received an associate’s degree in Machine Construction and Tool Design from Wentworth in 1952 and returned in 1958 to earn an associate’s degree in engineering technology. He was chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1992-2000, and was the first Wentworth graduate to have held that position. His father, Howard Boyden, was a 1927 Wentworth graduate as well.
He was awarded the Gold Leopard Award in 1980 and gave the Wentworth summer commencement address in 1998 where he received an honorary degree. He was elected to the Corporation in 1969.
Kenneth L. Carr, Hon. '92
CEO and Chairman, Meridian Medical Systems, LLC
After graduation from Tufts at the age of 24, Dr. Kenneth Carr was named Microwave Section Head and received Philco’s Outstanding Engineer Award. In 1958 he co-founded Ferrotec Inc. In 1970 Ferrotec merged with Microwave Associates resulting in the formation of M/A-Com which became the world’s largest microwave company. In 1985, while maintaining his position as Group VP and Technical Director of M/A-Com he formed Microwave Medical Systems later to become Meridian Medical Systems(MMS).
Since leaving the Board of Trustees and while maintaining his position at MMS, he co-founded Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics (ACT) based on microwave ablation of heart tissue. In 2013, he left his position at MMS to form Applied ThermoLogic (ATL). Since 2014, Dr. Carr has been a STEM(Science Technology Engineering Math) Ambassador for the State of Maine lecturing to 5th and 6th-grade students throughout the State of Maine. In 2015 he became a Trustee of the Board of the Dearborn Foundation, providing scholarships to high school graduates who have been accepted to engineering schools to further their technical education.
Other academic positions held while serving as a Wentworth Trustee, include: serving on the Board of Overseers of the College of Engineering of Tufts University; Chair and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the University of Pennsylvania; member of the Engineering Advisory Council of the University of Massachusetts; and 30+ year member of the faculty of the Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Carr served eight years as a member of the Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, beginning in 1994.
He was made a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) in 1985. He served on the Health Care Policy Committee of the IEEE from its inception through 1991 and was appointed as the 1985-1986 as the Distinguished Microwave Lecturer.
George Chamillard, IE '58, DET '97 (Hon.)
Past CEO and Chairman, Teradyne, Inc.
George Chamillard served 35 years at Teradyne, Inc., in a variety of roles including Vice President, President, Chief Executive Officer, as well as chairman of the Board of Directors. He joined Teradyne, Inc. in 1969 as a manufacturing engineer and retired as Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2006.
He was a Chairman of SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials) and the Massachusetts High Technology Council, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University.
Mr. Chamillard was a director of Mercury Systems, Inc., Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, and Manufacturing Services Ltd. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northeastern University in 1966 and 1970, respectively, and was granted an honorary degree in 2006. At the time of his passing in August 2022, he was serving as a Trustee Emeritus at Wentworth Institute of Technology and at Northeastern University.
Daniel T. Flatley, Parent ’15
Trustee, Flatley Foundation
Daniel Flatley is a Trustee of The Flatley Foundation, a philanthropic organization focused on supporting many charitable organizations including those focused on education. The Flatley Foundation has been a generous supporter of Wentworth. Mr. Flatley is focused on carrying out his late father Thomas Flatley’s philanthropic vision for the foundation, which includes significant support for Catholic charities among others.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Flatley worked for a couple of local newspapers, as a teacher in local Catholic schools, and in the fundraising office at Boston College. Beginning in the late nineties, he began working at The Flatley Company, a large real estate development company. Following his father’s death in 2008, he has focused exclusively on the work of the foundation.
Mr. Flatley received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in education from Boston College. He serves actively on several boards.
Mr. Flatley was elected to the Wentworth Corporation in 1999 and served as a Trustee from 2001 to 2019.
Phillip Hooper, S&DE '58, DET ’10 (Hon.)
Past Vice President and Operations Manager, FM Global
Phil Hooper is the Past Vice President and Operations Manager at FM Global. He joined the Factory Mutual (FM) Engineering Association in 1963 as a Loss Prevention Specialist after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1970 he transferred to FM’s foreign subsidiary in London, England, as Manager of the Boiler and Machinery Department and developed an organization to deliver loss prevention services on a global basis outside of North America. In 1975 he joined the Sales Department in the New York area. Mr. Hooper served in several Sales Management positions, became Vice President – Operations Manager in 1988, and retired from FM Global in 2000.
Mr. Hooper received his associate’s degree in Steam and Diesel Engineering from Wentworth in 1958. He served on the National Council at Wentworth as well as serving as a Director, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Wentworth Alumni Association, Inc. Mr. Hooper served as a Trustee on the Wentworth Board of Trustees from 2003 through 2014. He was elected as a Trustee Emeritus by the Board of Trustees in November 2014. Mr. Hooper was elected to the Wentworth Corporation in 1998.
Christine Keville, ’16 (Hon.)
President and CEO, Keville Enterprises, Inc.
Christine Keville, FCMAA, NAC, Hon.D.Eng is President and Chief Executive Officer of Keville Enterprises, Inc. As the founder and incorporator of Keville Enterprises, she is accountable for the overall coordination, direction and supervision of this Construction Management firm spanning throughout eight offices across the country. Ms. Keville earned her Master’s degree in Construction Management from Northeastern University, her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from North Adams State, and is a Massachusetts licensed Construction Supervisor.
Ms. Keville was inducted into the National Academy of Construction (NAC), the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) College of Fellows, and the Moles. She is a Trustee and Corporator at Wentworth Institute of Technology, and recently served as Wentworth’s Commencement Speaker where she earned an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Engineering. Ms. Keville is Chairman of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at Northeastern University. She is currently President of the Moles, and previously served as First Vice President, Second Vice President, Awards Committee Chairman, and as a Trustee. Ms. Keville is the first woman National Chair, Foundation Chair and Chancellor of CMAA, and the first woman President of The Moles.
Ms. Keville is past National Chairman and Director Emeritus of CMAA, past President of the CMAA New England Chapter, past Chair of the CMAA Foundation, and was Chancellor of the CMAA College of Fellows. She is on the Foundation Board for the International Bridge Tunnel & Turnpike Association (IBTTA) and recently served as their Chair, and on the Board of Directors of A Better City (ABC). She has served on the Board of Directors for the Construction Industries of Massachusetts (CIM), Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) – Boston, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth, formally the Jordan Hospital.
Ms. Keville received Wentworth Institute’s Woman of the Year award, Virginia Tech’s Outstanding Woman in Construction award, Northeastern University’s Outstanding Engineering Alumni award, South Shore Women’s Business Network’s Women Mean Business award, WTS Boston’s Woman of the Year award, Patriots Trail Girl Scouts’ Leading Women award, CMAA New England Chapter’s Distinguished Service Award, and CMAA National’s Special Service Award.
David W. Kruger, DET ’04 (Hon.)
Past Senior Vice President, Bank of Boston
David W. Kruger graduated in 1960 from Phillips Exeter Academy and in 1964 from Dartmouth College, with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish. He then joined the United States Army, Military Intelligence Branch, as a commissioned officer. For the next four years, he was stationed in various posts within the United States, and served with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam for the year 1967. He was discharged in 1969, the same year he began a twenty-seven-year career with Bank of Boston.
Mr. Kruger retired from Bank of Boston in 1995 as a Group Executive and a member of the management committee. His expertise in commercial lending led to several promotions in the Bank, including Division Executive and First Vice President of the Transportation Division. His experience in international banking resulted in a six-year appointment as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of the Bank’s Asia/Pacific Division. Upon his return to the United States, he assumed the position of Department Executive in charge of the Bank’s Specialized Industries Department. In this capacity, he oversaw seven specialty lending divisions, including Communications, Transportation, High Technology, Energy and Utilities, Insurance, Entertainment and Health Care. Besides his advocacy for quality technological education, Mr. Kruger has a lifetime of leadership accomplishments in the business and civic communities, including Trustee and Chairman of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston and Chair of the Exeter, New Hampshire Historical Society, as well as a member of several other not-for-profit boards.
Mr. Kruger served as a Trustee on the Wentworth Board of Trustees from 1990 through 2014. He served as Chair of the Board from 2006-2011. He was elected as a Trustee Emeritus by the Board of Trustees in November 2014. Mr. Kruger was elected to the Wentworth Corporation in 1989.
Keith Peden, DET ’09 (Hon.)
Past Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Security, Raytheon Company
Keith served for 23 years as a senior leader at Raytheon Company, a $25 billion aerospace and Technology Corporation with 63,000 employees. Over the last 14 years, he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Security as well participating on the four-member operating committee which provided strategic direction and operational guidance for the corporation.
In his role at Raytheon he was responsible for architecting an integrated system of Leadership Development and succession planning that led to Raytheon being identified as one of the Top 25 Companies for Leaders globally. He worked to create a culture of Diversity and Inclusion that led to the acknowledgment of Raytheon as a best practice company and one that diverse employees would most likely seek to join. He and his team championed numerous industry pioneering Diversity efforts that shaped the culture and fostered equitable treatment for all.
Peden is an acknowledged leader known nationally for strategic thinking that leads to transformational organization change through the engagement of others in value-based initiatives. Committed to lifelong learning and the development of others he started his career as a teacher and coach before a 35-year career in business. His business career saw him work with four multibillion-dollar enterprises, including Lotus Development, Alexander & Alexander and Honeywell as well as Raytheon.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Wheaton College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Year-Up, and a past member of Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. His education includes a B.A. from Western Michigan University and an M.A. from Eastern Michigan University. He and his wife Mindy have been married for 40 years and have three adult children.
He retired from Raytheon in 2016 and continues his Board work in higher education, as well as participating in an investment group supporting technology start-ups.
Mr. Peden received an honorary doctorate from Wentworth in August 2009. He was elected as a Trustee Emeritus by the Board of Trustees in November 2017. He was elected to the Corporation in 2006.
Kenneth Roberts, P'86 (Parent)
Past Chairman, Candela Corporation
Ken Roberts is a retired financial executive with over forty years of experience with public and private high technology companies. He has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Foster-Miller, Inc., of Waltham, MA, which provides engineering services for corporate and government clients; Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Massachusetts Computer Corporation of Westford, MA, a manufacturer of micro supercomputers; and Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Dynatech Corporation of Burlington, MA, a diversified manufacturer of high technology instrumentation. Mr. Roberts was formerly Chairman of the Board of Candela Corporation and director of a start-up technology company. An Angel investor, he has served as a financial and management consultant to several technology companies.
Mr. Roberts received a Bachelor of Arts degree with High Honors in Economics from Swarthmore College and holds a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He served as a Trustee on the Wentworth Board of Trustees between 1997 through 2015. He was elected as a Trustee Emeritus by the Board of Trustees in November 2015. Since leaving the Wentworth Board, Mr. Roberts has been serving on the Facilities Committee and the Development Committee since November 2015. He was elected to the Wentworth Corporation in 1987.
Douglas D. Schumann, AM '64, Hon. '08
President, P-Q Controls, Inc
Richard Sheridan, S&DE '55, P'77 (Parent)
Past President, Gateway Equipment Corporation
Richard Sheridan was the Past President and Owner of Gateway Equipment Corporation, a company he founded in 1966 and operated until his retirement in 2012. Gateway Equipment Corporation operated primarily in the construction and mining machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers’ industry. Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Sheridan held several positions with Westinghouse Air Brake Company.
Mr. Sheridan served actively in leadership positions with government, non-profit, and community organizations. He received his associate’s degree in Steam and Diesel Engineering from Wentworth in 1955 and pursued additional education and study at Merrimac College, Bradley University and Boston College. Mr. Sheridan served as a Trustee on the Wentworth Board of Trustees between 1998 through 2013. He was elected as a Trustee Emeritus by the Board of Trustees in November 2014. He was elected to the Wentworth Corporation in 1995.
A long-time, dedicated member of the Wentworth community, Richard Sheridan passed away on October 3, 2022.
C. Thomas Swaim, Esq.
Past Senior Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Sinclair Weeks., Jr., DET '86 (Hon.)
Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Reed and Barton Foundation, Inc.
Sinclair Weeks is the retired Chairman and CEO Emeritus of the Reed & Barton Foundation, the retired Chairman and CEO, Reed & Barton Silversmiths, and is the retired Chairman and CEO of Reed & Barton Silversmiths, an internationally acclaimed silversmith manufacturer. The company was founded in 1824 and is owned by the Weeks Family.
Mr. Weeks graduated from Harvard University with SB and MBA degrees. He was an officer in the USAAF from 1943-1945. Mr. Weeks served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees until 2000. He received the Gold Leopard Award in 1983 and an honorary degree from Wentworth in 1986. His father, Sinclair Weeks, Sr. served on the Board of Trustees from 1927 through 1971.
Sinclair Weeks, Jr., is the longest-serving member of the Corporation. He was elected to the Corporation in 1951.
William N. Whelan, EEP '63, Hon. '03, (Parent)
Past Chairman, Spaulding & Slye Colliers Principal, Whelan Associates LLC
William N. Whelan has a career in development, construction, property management, and information services span more the 50 years. He is currently chairman of Whelan Associates, LLC, a regional real estate development company, which he founded with his son in 2001. Prior to founding Whelan Associates, Mr. Whelan was the chairman of Spaulding and Slye Colliers International, a comprehensive real estate services firm in Boston, Massachusetts.
The company became a real estate industry leader during his nearly 30-year tenure with the help of many successful projects that he was responsible for, including the development of the $500 million 125 High Street Tower in Boston. During his time at Spaulding and Slye, he was also the driving force behind expanding their employee base and resources from only 35 people in 1973 to 500 people upon his departure.
He currently owns two businesses: Airport Grille, an upscale American bistro with a Mediterranean flair, at the New Bedford Regional Airport, and Sandpiper Air, a full-service fixed-base operator, which he founded in 1998, and is also located at the airport. Mr. Whelan is an avid flyer.
He is a former board member of Nativity Prep and former chairman of the board of the New Bedford Oceanarium Corp. He is also an investor and former board member of Not Your Average Joe’s, a former member of the board of advisors of Compass Bank for Savings, and a former member of the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board. He is a former co-chair of the Alliance Trustees, which led the Island Alliance to attract investment and support for the Boston Harbor Islands National Park.
Mr. Whelan has served as a guest lecturer on real estate development at MIT, Harvard University, and Dartmouth College. Mr. Whelan was born and raised in New Bedford; he has lived at the same address for more than 35-years with his wife Jean E. Whelan. Mrs. Whelan, a graduate of Fitchburg State and Bridgewater State College, and is a retired guidance counselor.
Mr. Whelan graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1963. He served as vice chairman (1991-1999) and chairman (2000-2006) of Wentworth’s board trustees. In 2008, he was elected Trustee Emeriti. In 2006, Mr. Whelan was given an honorary doctorate in engineering from Wentworth. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from New England School of Law and from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.