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Peter A. Eckstein
2016  President

Peter Eckstein is an engineering management professional with extensive experience in the design and development of sophisticated electronic and electromechanical systems.  He is retired from Northrop Grumman Corp., where he held various engineering managerial positions of increasing responsibility involving U.S. Navy electronic warfare system avionics.

In addition, Eckstein is an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Suffolk County Community College, where he is responsible for lecture and lab development of calculus and algebra based physics courses, at Queensborough Community College, where he teaches physics and astronomy, and at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, where he teaches physics and engineering.

Peter A. Eckstein received the B.S. degree in Electrical Technology from the New York Institute of Technology in 1967. He received an M.S. in Applied Physics from Adelphi University in 1971 and an M.S. in Management Engineering in 1974.

An IEEE Senior Member, Peter Eckstein has been active in various volunteer roles at the section, region, society and IEEE Board-levels, including previous service on the IEEE-USA Board of Directors as Vice President, Government Relations (2008-2009) and as Region 1 Director (2012-2013).

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

President-Elect, 2015
Vice President for Government Relations, 2008, 2009

IEEE Board of Directors, 2012, 2013, 2016
IEEE-USA Board of Directors, 2008, 2009, and 2012, 2013, 2015-2017
IEEE MGA Board of Directors, 2012, 2013
MGA Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment Committee, 2010, 2011
Admissions and Advancements Committee: 1988-1993
Tellers Committee: Member, 2003 – 2005; Chair, 2006
IB&SC: RAB liaison, 2005, Member-at-Large; 2008, 2009
Ethics Hearing Panel: Member, 2003 – 2005

Director: 2012, 2013
Secretary, 1988-89 and 1998-2007
Audit Chair, 1998-99

Worcester County, 2001-2003, Member of Executive Committee

IEEE EMS BoG: Member, 2003-2007; Secretary, 2004

AUTOTESTCON ’84: Vice-Chair – Tutorials Committee,
ELECTRO’85 and ’86: Vice-Chair – Tutorials Committee,
ELECTRO’87 and ’89: Chair – Tutorials Committee,
ELECTRO’90 and ’91: Secretary of the Board of Directors

Tutorials Vice-Chair, 1984-85
Tutorials Chair, 1986-89

Third Millennium Medal, 2000
Region 1 Award, 2005


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Updated: 16 January 2017
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