Category Archives: Social Meetings/Dinners


June 10, 2005

This will be a joint meeting with the Project Management Institute
5:30 Networking, buffet dinner, vendor and recruiter access.
6:15 Chapter business and announcements.
6:45 Marc Herbst, The New York State Thruway Authority and a guest speaker from Metro-North Railroad.
7:30 Meet the speaker, continued networking, buffet dinner, vendor and recruiter access.
Topic: Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Environmental Review The Tappan Zee Bridge / I-287 Environmental Review is examining ways to meet the mobility needs of the I-287 corridor from Port Chester to Suffern. Jointly sponsored by the New York State Thruway and MTA Metro North, this important study was announced in February of 2001. With input from residents, businesses, local governments and others, this study will complete a comprehensive assessment of the corridor and a careful evaluation of potential alternatives in order to identify the best possible alternative to meet the corridor’s transportation needs.
Speaker(s): Marc Herbst was appointed Project Manager for the Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Environmental Review Study in December 2003. Prior to this he served as the Study’s Director of Long Range Corridor Planning. He is responsible for overseeing the day to day management of the Study for the Authority. This includes working closely with our partner agency, Metro North Railroad and their parent agency the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and various consultants to gather and analyze data and solicit input from the public. Mr. Herbst’s transportation planning expertise is key in understanding the project’s technical aspects, as well as stakeholders’ concerns. Before joining the Thruway Authority, Mr. Herbst served five successive terms in the New York State Assembly representing part of Nassau County. During his tenure in the state legislature, Mr. Herbst was the ranking member of the Assembly Standing Committee on Transportation. He also served as a member of the Legislative Commission on Critical Transportation Choices and was appointed by Governor George E. Pataki as a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Capital Review Board. Mr. Herbst, while serving as the New York State Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation’s largest bi-partisan legislative organization, sat on its Transportation & Trade Committee.With over two decades of transportation public policy experience, Mr. Herbst is credited with authorship of the first local transportation management ordinance in the State of New York. This law proved to be a valuable tool in land use planning and travel demand management for the Town of Oyster Bay on Long Island.

Mr. Herbst earned a Masters of Science Degree in Transportation Planning & Engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY.

Vendor Corner: TBD
Career Corner: ByronGrace,Inc,  hosted by Carla Elfeld,  732-549-7918
Location: Eldorado West, 460 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, across the street from the Tarrytown Hilton, 914-332-5838 | Map It
Fees: $15 TZAIChE Members, $20 Non-Members. First timers are free, and anyone bringing a first timer is free.


May 5, 2005

Please join the Bronx Chapter NYSSPE and Tappan Zee AIChE on May 5, 2005 7:00 PM at Manhattan College for an evening devoted to continuing education. Invitations have also been sent to 174 PE’s residing in the Bronx who are not members of NYSSPE.

Jack Kleinfeld, PE, of Kleinfeld Technical 快2彩票 and President of the Bronx Chapter of New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) will be presenting “IR Thermography Applications for Engineering, Construction, and Testing.”  The course is approved for 1.5 PDH’s.

Thermography is the non-contact measurement of temperature utilizing an infrared thermal imaging camera with applications ranging from the simple detection of overloaded circuit breakers to analysis of complex engineering processes.

Appearing on the same program will be Lou Errichiello, PE, VP – NYSSPE and Richard Heist, Dean of Engineering of Manhattan College who will briefly discuss the new continuing education law for Professional Engineers and how NYSSPE and Manhattan College are helping PE’s meet the requirements.

A light buffet will be served at 7PM and the program will start at 7:30 PM.

Registration by May 2, 2005 is required. For additional information or to register, please contact Bronx Chapter Secretary Gee Eng, PE, on 718-543-2090 or by email to

There is a refreshment fee of $10 pp and the seminar fee is waived for NYSSPE and AIChE members ($25 for non-members).


October 20, 2004

Subject: Radon Occurrence and Health Risk

Speaker:    Robert Hilbrandt, Jr.

                   Quality Assurance Officer and Radiochemistry Technical Director for

                    Westchester County Department of Laboratories & Research

                    Environmental 快2彩票 Unit

High levels of indoor radon are found in every state.  All sources of ground water contain some level of radon, and in some instances, can contribute significantly to the level of indoor radon.  We know from medical and environmental studies that radon is a health risk, primarily as a cause of lung cancer.  Because levels of radon vary from place to place, and because houses differ in their vulnerability to radon, it is important that all 快2彩票s be measured for radon.  This presentation will discuss radon basics; what it is, how it forms, and how it moves through the ground or is carried by water into buildings, and explains some of the risks involved in exposure to radon and radioactive materials.

Admission: Free

Time:    Refreshments at 5:00 PM

              Presentation at 5:30 PM followed by a Laboratory Tour of the Laboratory

Place:    Westchester County Department of Laboratories & Research

               10 Dana Road

                Valhalla, NY 10595

 Dinner;    Dutch Treat, To follow program at Gianfranco’s Virginia Road, White Plains

Directions: Sprain Brook Parkway: North or South use Eastview Exit. North make a left at end of ramp and make a right at 3rd traffic light on Clear Brook Road (Bee Line Parkway).  If coming South make a right at end of exit ramp and make a right at Clear Brook Road.  At the end of this street make a right onto Dana Road.  Westchester County Dept of Laboratories & Research is the building immediately on the right after the stop sign at the top of the hill.


September 27, 2004

Please join the Tappan Zee Section’s Ninth Annual Career Night with the Senior Class of Chemical Engineers of our adopted school, MANHATTAN COLLEGE

PROGRAM: Cocktails start at 6:00 p.m. Volunteer mentoring for resumes Opening remarks at 7:00pm Dinner at 7:15 p.m.. Student-mentor informal discussions on career planning and development Mock interviews by volunteers Recognition to participating companies. Event ends at 9:15 p.m.


The Tappan Zee Section wishes to acknowledge the past sponsorship from local companies. We need your participation! RESERVE BY MONDAY, SEPTMEBER 13 Please call: Rose Ventimiglia (718) 813-3659, or


May 18, 2004

DINNER MEETING: Tuesday, May 18, 2004

“Murphy’s Law and Project Management”
Speaker: Glen Rosentrater – CP Project 快2彩票

“Murphy’s Law in Capital Project Management”, will identify commonly made, but easily corrected, project management mistakes. Most chemical engineers get involved in capital construction projects at some point in their career. The most common capacities are as a project manager, a project sponsor, or a project team member. Most of us have experienced how difficult it is to do a project well. This talk will select areas of project management and the construction process where easily corrected mistakes are commonly made and offer suggestions that can be applied immediately to avoid these mistakes in the future

Glen Rosentrater is president of CP Project 快2彩票, inc., a firm specializing in project management related seminars, and consulting. He has spent his career managing capital projects in the chemical process and food industries and has authored several papers dealing with project management, the latest being, “The Price is Right or Is It?”, in December’s issue of AIChE’s own CEP. Glen obtained his BS and MS in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). He is a member of AIChE and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Tabatchnick’s – Eppes Essen

105 E. Mount Pleasant Ave.

Livingston, NJ 07039

(973) 994-1120