Judges

The Panel of Judges at the Midwest Regional Competition evaluates the teams and presents FIRST Awards for design, technology, sportsmanship, gracious professionalism, commitment to FIRST, etc.  Thank you to our wonderful Judges.

 

Judge Advisor

Gary Scalzitti

Adjunct Professor, Elmhurst College

Retired, Grainger

 

Judges

Kristin Brown

Director, Lake County Site Operations, Abbott

 

Cynette Cavaliere

Senior Environmental Sustainability Engineer, General Motors

 

Sherita Ceasar

SVP, Technology, Environments & Strategy, Comcast

 

Miles Fostar

Senior Director, Engineering, Kerry Group

 

Mark Gaines

Retired Partner, RSM US LLP

 

Julie Garnache

 

Jeff Holmgren

President, Otter Creek Environmental Services, LLC

 

Janet Holmgren

Senior Product Safety Associate, BP Corporation North America, Inc

 

Steve Kosanovich

Chief Engineer, Leidos, Inc.

 

Bruce Mahrenholz

Director, Conformity Assessment Programs, UL LLC

 

Louis McHugh

Director, Information Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, School of Applied Technology

 

Paul Mitchell

Sanitation Systems Specialist, Kerry Group

 

Jim Nicholas

Counselor/Therapist, Midwest Counseling and Diagnostics, Chicago

 

Mike Sansone

Software Engineer, LGS Innovations

 

Dottie Skierkiewicz

Happily Retired

 

Matthew Spenko

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Clare Tang

Professor Computer Science, Governors State University

 

Mark Tomlison

Retired CEO, Society of Manufacturing Engineeering

 

Wayne Vilchuck

Plant Quality Engineer, Hydac Hyraulics

 

Danny Vujovic

VP Engineering, Dubak Electrical

 

Alex Waterman

Engineering Manager, Cloud Packaging Solutions

 

Steve Waterman

Senior Professor, DeVry University (retired)

 

JUDGE ASSISTANT

Mateus de Camargo Jonas