Dr. Herman Leep Retirement
Dr. Herman Leep retired from his position as Professor of Industrial Engineering effective May 15, 2009. Dr. Leep started here at Speed as an Assistant Professor in 1973. Over the past 36 years, he has been extremely active in teaching, research, and service to the field of Industrial Engineering, with particular research focus in the areas of manufacturing processes, CAD/CAM, cellular manufacturing systems design, and engineering economics. He has published widely in highly respected engineering journals, worked on a variety research contracts, served as a valuable member of countless department, school and university committees, and has positively impacted the lives of thousands of students over the years through his outstanding teaching and direction of graduate theses and dissertations. Though all of us are sad to lose such a valuable colleague, we are very proud of all that he has accomplished in his career, and want to wish him and his wife Anita all the best in the future. We will miss you Herman!
A party was held on June 12, 2009 at Bristol's Bar and Grill in honor of Dr. Leep's retirement. The photo at right shows those in attendance (left to right around the table) including, Ms. Nancy White, Dr. Lijian Chen, Dr. Aldo McLean, Dr. Suraj Alexander, Dr. Mickey Wilhelm, Dr. Gerald Evans, Dr. John Usher, Ms. Anita Leep, Dr. Herman Leep, Dr. Sunderesh Heragu, Mr. Randall Storey, Dr. Talley Holman, and Ms. Nancy White. As a small token of appreciation, Dr. Leep received a selection of travel books, and leather journal to document the future trips he and Anita have planned. Bon Voyage Herman and Anita!