Below are the candidates for 2018 IEEE Division II Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect. 

Division II Societies:

  • IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society
  • IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society
  • IEEE Industry Applications Society
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
  • IEEE Power Electronics Society
  • IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society
David B. Durocher

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(Nominated by IEEE Division II)

Global Industry Manager
Eaton Corporation
Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

David B. Durocher is an industry veteran, currently serving as Global Industry Manager, Mining, Metals & Minerals for Eaton Corporation. Dave holds two US patents and is a technology leader at Eaton Corporation. He has over 38 years of experience with Westinghouse and Eaton serving in a variety of product engineering, sales and global marketing roles, authoring over 30 technical papers that have been presented at conferences around the world and published in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Plant Engineering, World Cement and EC&M Magazine. Dave is a Senior Member of the IEEE and served as IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) President 2015-2016. He presently serves on the Board of the IEEE IAS and the Board of the Washington Pulp & Paper Foundation. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
As President of the IEEE Industry Applications Society President, I successfully demonstrated both passion and leadership in executing IAS’s strategic initiative of “Focused growth through globalization and youth”. One measure of successful leadership in these two key areas was teamwork with the Society Chapters & Membership Department Chair in visiting IEEE Section Chapters and IEEE Student Branch Chapters. Travel was global, but focused across IEEE Regions 8-10 including visits to businesses and universities in Panama, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Ukraine, Latvia, Italy, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and China. A total of 111 new IAS Chapters were formed during the 2015-2016 two-year society president term. The most successful two-year growth in society history.


  • Member IEEE Technical Activities Board (2015-2016)


  • IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Past President (2017)
  • IEEE IAS President (2015-2016)
  • IEEE IAS President Elect/IAS Annual Meeting Chair (2013-2014)
  • IEEE IAS Vice-President/Long Range Planning Chair (2011-2012)
  • IEEE IAS Process Industries Department Chair (2007-2010)
  • IEEE IAS Member At Large (2005-2006)
  • IEEE IAS Oregon/SW Washington Chapter Program Chair (2000-2006)
  • IEEE IAS Chair Pulp & Paper Industry Technical Committee (2009-2010)
  • Member IEEE IAS Pulp & Paper Industry Committee (1997-Present)
  • Member IEEE IAS Cement Industry Committee (2008-Present)
  • Member IEEE IAS Mining Industry Committee (2012-Present)


  • IEEE IAS Pulp & Paper Industry Technical Conference, Vice-Chair (2001)
  • IEEE IAS Pulp & Paper Industry Technical Conference, General Chair (2012)


  • Created/Established the IEEE Foundation James A. Rooks Memorial Grant Fund, 2007
  • Meritorious Service Award 2012, IEEE IAS Pulp & Paper Industry Committee
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, 2011
  • Best Conference Paper Award, IEEE IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference, 2013


If elected, it will be an honor for me to continue my IEEE service as an active volunteer and member of TAB, serving as IEEE Division II Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2018 and Delegate/Director, 2019-2020. My 38 years of experience as a business leader and as past president of the IEEE Industry Applications Society uniquely qualifies me to serve in this important role. I believe we need to embrace and celebrate the unique character of the societies within Division II. Equally important is sharing best practices across Division II Societies to foster teamwork, driving technical activities and organizational growth. My plan as a member of TAB and as Division II leader is to serve as a volunteer representing Division II societies as an active/engaged attendee at TAB meetings and to communicate TAB initiatives as an active and participating attendee at Division II society executive board meetings. I plan to be both visible and actively involved.
Reza Zoughi

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(Nominated by IEEE Division II)

Schlumberger Distinguished Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly
University of Missouri-Rolla)
Rolla, Missouri, USA

Reza Zoughi is the Schlumberger Distinguished Professor of ECE at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Before that (1987-2000) he was with the ECE Department at Colorado State University where he held the position of Business Challenge Endowed Professor (1995-97). He and his co-authors received the 2013 H. A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He is the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation & Measurement, the 2009 American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Research Award for Sustained Excellence and the 2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Distinguished Service Award. He has received numerous teaching awards, has published 153 journal papers, a textbook on the subject of microwave nondestructive evaluation, and has delivered numerous invited and Keynote presentations on this subject. He is Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of ASNT, and has eighteen patents to his credit.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


  • 2016-present, Member, IEEE Platform Guidance Group.
  • 2016-present, At-Large Member of the IEEE Publications and Products Board (PSPB).
  • 2006-present, Editorial Advisory Board Member, IEEE Systems Journal.
  • 2017, Member, PSPB AdHoc Committee on Author Education.
  • 2015 and 2017, Member, TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee.
  • 2014-present, Editorial Board, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine.
  • 5/2014-4/2015, Chair, IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation & Measurement Committee.
  • 2014, Participant, 2014 IEEE Open Access Summit and PSPB Strategic Planning Committee.
  • 5/2011-5/2014, Member, IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation & Measurement Committee.

Instrumentation & Measurement (I&M) Society:

  • 2016-2017, Chair, IEEE I2MTC Conference Board.
  • 2010-2013 and 2014-2017, Distinguished Lecturer.
  • 2014-present, Editorial Board, IEEE I&M Magazine.
  • 2014-2015, President and member of IEEE TAB.
  • 2012-2013, Executive Vice President.
  • 5/2008 and 10/2013, Elected At-Large Member of the AdCom.
  • 1/2010-7/2013, Chair, Fellows Identification Sub-Committee.
  • 2013, General Co-Chair, IEEE I2MTC Conference.
  • 2007-2011, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.
  • 2010-2011, Vice President of Education Committee (EdCom).


My most notable accomplishment has been the revitalization of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. After my appointment as the EIC, I immediately put in place a number of initiatives to improve the operations and review process, such as setting up a new on-line submission and review process (none existed before), revitalizing the associate editor list, and elevating the expectations for the performance of all involved, including authors, reviewers, administrators, and associate editors. At the end of my five-year term, we had some of the best metrics associated with any IEEE journal. Other notable accomplishments are: a) establishment of a sustainable and proactive Strategic Plan for the I&M Society while serving as the Society Executive VP, and b) establishment of two significant educational Fellowships and Awards (for students and educators) as the VP of Education.


IEEE is a member-driven international professional community which aims to impact the well-being of all humanity. As a recognizable “brand name”, IEEE represents technical innovation and quality, and as such has a great value.  Consequently, at every turn, IEEE must set the “tone” and provide “global leadership” on a plurality of issues pertinent to this community.

The six Division II Societies have many common interests and concerns. The Director must be an effective catalyst for facilitating meaningful mutual interactions through exchange of “best practices”, educational, technical, scientific, standards and other activities. As a voting member of the IEEE BoD and Assembly, the Director must be the conduit that: a) keeps the Societies updated on initiatives and proposed policy changes and seek their feedback, and b) proactively communicates with the Societies and brings their concerns to these boards. The Director must actively oppose initiatives and policies that do not serve the best interest of all members. The director must demand transparency and accountability from these boards, on matters related to finances, publications, initiatives and partnerships.