NJ-AIChE Holiday Party on December 14, 2010


Holiday Party  

Date:                           Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Agenda:                      Party                           6:30 PM

Place:                         Snuffy’s Restaurant
                                    Mountain and Park Avenues, Scotch Plains

Price:                          No Charge for member and one guest

                                     $25 for non-section members

Reservations:           Call Andy Soos at (908) 604-2670 or

                                     e-mail at rsvp@njaiche.org by Friday 12/10/10.

Our December meeting will be an opportunity to socialize with other members and guests in a holiday setting.   We’re planning to have some party games and the price is right.  Please feel free to bring a guest.

 Please reserve as we’re planning a buffet and need to give a fairly accurate count to Snuffys.  They’ve shown an extraordinary amount of flexibility in responding to our needs and we’d like to help them prepare.

If you are not a current local section member and would like to come, we’d be happy to sign you up at the meeting.

Executive Meeting

The next Executive Meeting will be Tuesday, January 4th 2011at Paisano’s.

 AIChE Ambassador Program

 Our Section supports chemical engineering students using the College Bowl in October and providing academic and leadership awards to Rutgers students in April.  We are looking for an ambassador to more closely interact with the Rutgers student chapter.  If you would be willing to serve in that capacity-primarily attending student chapter meetings-please contact one of our section officers.

Nov 9 Meeting – Take Your Career Wherever You Want to Take It!





Take Your Career Wherever You Want to Take It!
By Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP, CPC

Professional Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Professional Development Expert
Powerful Purpose Associates, Ph: 201-857-2384
38 East Ridgewood Avenue #345,
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2010


  • Registration             6:00 PM
  • Dinner                          6:30 PM
  • Program                      7:30 PM

Place : Snuffy’s Restaurant, Mountain and Park Avenues, Scotch Plains

Price :

  • Members and Guests …………………………….$25
  • Unemployed or Retired Section Members…$15
  • Students…………………………………………….No Charge

**Free coffee and dessert for members attending the program only.

Reservations: Call A. Soos (908) 604-2693 at or email rsvp@njaiche.org before 12 Noon Friday, November 5, 2010, for reservations.

If you make a reservation and include a contact email/phone number, and the meeting is moved/postponed because of weather, we will notify you.

Although we appreciate reservations in order to set up the tables, walk-ins are always accommodated.  If you are undecided, please feel free to just drop in.


Take Your Career Wherever You Want to Take It!

Speaker: Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP, CPC

Anthony Fasano, P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ, LEED AP, CPC

Professional Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Professional Development Expert

Anthony Fasano AKA Your Professional Partner, CEO and founder of Powerful Purpose Associates is a nationally recognized professional coach and inspirational speaker specializing in the areas of business and career growth and development as well as leadership. Anthony uses his highly effective coaching and speaking techniques to help professionals work through blocks, prioritize effectively, set clear goals and achieve their maximum potential.

In addition to his coaching and speaking credentials, Anthony is also an author. He is a contributing author of the soon to be published book entitled The Coach’s Journey as well as the author of the popular Daily Boost From Your Professional Partner TM which is a daily e-mail that goes out to thousands of professionals worldwide Monday through Friday. This is a free email service with the intent of helping professionals stay focused and inspired in their career and leadership endeavors.

Anthony received a B.S. and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College and Columbia University respectively and his coaching certificate from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.

Anthony Fasano:

  • Received in 2005, the Young Engineer of the Year Award from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Rockland County Chapter.
  • Was selected in 2008, by Rockland County, New York to participate in the Leadership Rockland program, a 12-month leadership development program in which participants receive leadership training from local politicians, economists, historians, artists and other professionals.
  • Was selected in 2009, to receive the “Forty under 40” Award from the Rockland County Economic Development Corporation which recognizes the most promising up-and-coming young members of the Rockland County business community. The award is based on professional and entrepreneurial accomplishments, community involvement, and the nominee’s positive impact on the local community.
  • Received in 2010, a Presidential Citation from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers for his dedication to both the Society as well as the engineering community.
  • Is a licensed Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional.
  • Is a past Chairperson and Founder of the American Society of Civil Engineers Lower Hudson Valley Younger Member Group.
  • Is currently the acting President of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Rockland Chapter (NY).
  • Is an industry-recognized inspirational platform speaker on the topics of career advancement, business growth and development and leadership.


Engineering companies and projects can be very demanding to industry professionals. Engineers often work long hours and are faced with stressful challenges and decisions. Often times, engineers are so involved in their job that they fail to advance their career. They become so technically focused that they neglect to develop their soft skills such as networking, communication and leadership skills. This is detrimental to both engineers and their organizations.

This seminar is designed to remind engineers that they own their career and it is up to them to take their career wherever they want to take it! Attendees will be reminded that it is their responsibility to take the initiative to develop their careers and take advantage of every opportunity available.

At the end of the seminar, participants will be aware of the importance of these six points to their career success. They will also have information that they can take and immediately implement into their career to improve these 6 points and start to take their career wherever they want to take it!

The six points discussed are:

  1. Career Goals
  2. Credentials
  3. Networking
  4. Communication/Responsiveness
  5. Organization
  6. Leadership/Delegation

Join us for an interesting evening!

Machine Vision 101 – 10/21/10 – ISA

ISA NJ Section meeting

Machine Vision 101

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010

  • 5:30pm                  Networking & Sandwiches
  • 6:00–7:30pm     Program Meeting
Location: Axis, Inc., 210 Meister Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876
Directions: 287 South to Exit 17. Merger onto US-202 S/US-206S towards US-22W/Somerville/Flemington. Merge onto US-22W. Make Left on County Line. Make 1st Left onto Meister Ave.
Mark Smith, Machine Vision Specialist, Axis, Inc.
Bill Kantor, Business Development Manager, Cognex Inc.
For more details, please see the attached file:  ISA 101021 Program – Machine Vision or go to www.isanj.org