James L. Young, BSIE, ’78, recently joined the Westman, Champlin and Kelly, P.A., an intellectual property law firm in Minneapolis. Young practices general and intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent and trademark prosecution and client counseling. He is a past president of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association and is a frequent author and lecturer on intellectual property topics. He is a member of the Minnesota and Nebraska state bars and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Young also received a Juris Doctorate, ’81, with distinction from the University of Nebraska.
John O’Reilly, ’82 BSME and lifetime alumni member, and his family moved to the San Diego area (Carlsbad). O’Reilly does global business development for Schneider Electric/Square D, and is leading Schneider’s growing partnership with IBM. He can be reached at john_oreilly@ sbcglobal.net.
Jeff Zvolanek, BSIE ’86, recently began building a plant near Cortland, for a startup company that manufactures a line of air filtration and dust collection equipment (designed by Zvolanek). The packaged air cleaners are manufactured using recycled, high-density polyethylene plastic cabinet housings. Zvolanek is the owner of Industrial Maid LLC, and co-owner of Last Hand Gaming LLC, WZG LLC, and AZTech Land Holdings LLC, in Las Vegas. He lives in Lincoln, with his wife, Kay.
Mark Duey, BS CIVE ’99 works in Santa Rita, Honduras, as a Peace Corps Volunteer. A water and sanitation engineer, Duey is responsible for designs, budgets and supervision of potable water and sanitation projects in rural communities in the northern region. He works with El Convento Community members, government and local officials to identify funding sources for the projects, which have included USAID and the Interamerican Development Bank.
Bingguang Li, Ph.D., IMSE ’02, will begin his role as assistant professor of supply chain management and quantitative methods at the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business, Shenandoah University, Virginia in August. He currently is an assistant professor in the College of Business at Albany State University in Albany, Ga., and is the designated Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM). Li thanks his professors Michael Riley and Paul Savory for all their support with his career. You can e-mail Bingguang Li at: email@example.com.