IISE 2023: 75 years & counting

#IISE75 – Blazing a trail of champions from 1948 forward

“In 2023, we’re commemorating 75 years and counting as we march toward a century of Institute members solving the complex and critical problems of the world in healthcare settings, manufacturing plants, entertainment venues and warehouse facilities, to name a few. Our process improvement knowledge applied to any workplace is essential to growth and efficient operations that can save lives and improve bottom lines.

“Together through IISE, we will continue to make a difference, share research, build friendships and expand our skill sets as technology drives us forward.

“To that end, it’s more than fitting that we celebrate together in New Orleans May 20-23 at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo. After all, where better to have a birthday party than the Crescent City? On behalf of the IISE leaders and staff, we look forward to letting those good times roll together with you this year and for many years to come.

“Cheers and happy birthday, IISE!”

— Don Greene, CAE, Fellow and CEO of IISE |“IISE in 2023: 75 years and counting” | ISE magazine, January 2023

Share your experiences

You are a part of IISE’s continuing story. Your experiences have contributed to the Institute’s phenomenal journey and will help shape the future of the organization and the profession. Get involved by sharing your memories, thoughts, photos and achievements by answering these questions. Be as brief as you’d like and submit any high-quality photo(s) with your responses (headshot, memory photo from an IISE event, chapter outing, etc.). Your input may be published on IISE’s website and/or highlighted in IISE communications. Thank you for participating in this important event in IISE’s history.

Celebration at HQ: Banner for #IISE75 unveiledCelebration at HQ: Banner for #IISE75 unveiled

IISE CEO Don Greene and COO Donna Calvert pose with a photo of the new IISE 75th anniversary banner that will be on display at the Annual Conference & Expo May 20-23 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.

Pictured on the banner are, from top left: Wyllys G. Stanton, who founded the American Institute of Industrial Engineers (AIIE) in a meeting of 11 other men at his Columbus, Ohio, home, Jan. 12, 1948 (the Institute was officially incorporated on Sept. 14, 1948); a group photo of AIIE staff in 1956; the third edition cover of The Journal of Industrial Engineering published in 1949 by AIIE; a mangle used to press water and materials between rollers, which was credited to helping preserve AIIE records after a 1952 fire at headquarters; Eldon Rainey, first president of the Institute from 1948-49; and an AIIE patch.

The bottom row reflects the Institute’s present and future and features, from left, Amanda Mewborn, current IISE president; Eileen Van Aken, incoming IISE president; and Victoria Jordan, IISE president-elect.

Join the anniversary celebration at Annual Conference; to register or learn more, visit iise.org/Annual.

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