My primary goal is to provide more Region support for local Sections and Councils. I believe that the biggest impact on members occurs at the Section level, and our region has the largest number of Sections in the U.S. I know that some of our Sections are struggling. I would work to have events and meetings in different sections to provide both exposure and support. In addition, I would work to replace the IEEE-USA PACE funding that is vanishing in a few years, so that Sections and Councils can continue to provide Professional Activities for their members.
Eric Grigorian is Chief Engineer and Chief of GTRI Applied System Laboratory’s Aviation System Program Office, and recipient of GTRI’s Distinguished Performance Award in Program Development. Prior to GTRI, he was the Director of Engineering and Manufacturing for Yulista Aviation, responsible for full life-cycle support of product development and production of systems for the US Army Prototype Integration Facility. He was Vice-President of Engineering and Manufacturing at AAR Integrated Technologies (2010-2012), developing product for US Air Force, US Army, and US Marines in support of Command and Control Systems. He has over 35-years of direct engineering career supporting commercial and defense industries. He holds 2 US Utility patents and 1 Provisional patent. He is an IEEE Senior Member, recipient of 2019 James Beall SoutheastCon Recognition Award and 2006 IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award. He received numerous additional awards from previous employers, IEEE, and local technical societies.
As an active IEEE volunteer for over 37 years, with technical and executive experience that include cross-domain management of technical teams nationally and internationally, I have the leadership skills to organize and enhance member benefits and engagement. As my continued efforts to serve IEEE members of Region 3, my priorities would be to promote our members career advancement. I will work to: