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Wasatch Chapter Meeting -- INCOSE Certification Panel Discussion

  • Date:
    Nov 09, 2017 - 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Address: 3800 North Fairfield Road East
  • Location: Layton, Utah USA
  • Venue:
  • Contact: Paul White
  • Email:
  • Phone: 801-593-7088 x179
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Come join us for dinner, networking, and a panel discussion about INCOSE certifications.  The INCOSE Wasatch chapter will provide food and drinks that night.

Date: Thursday, November 9th
Times: 6-8 p.m. (Mountain Time)
  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. -- Dinner & Networking
  • 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. -- Chapter Announcements
  • 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. -- Panel Discussion About INCOSE Certifications
3800 North Fairfield Road East
Layton, Utah 84041
(Across from Janicki)

Remote Participation:
Available starting at 6:30 p.m. as follows
Audio --
1. Dial 1-855-747-8824 (Toll Free) or 1-719-325-2630 (Toll).
2. Enter 615 127 6995 for the code.
Video --
1. Go to
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The International Council on Systems Engineering has established a multi-level Professional SEP Certification Program to provide a formal method for recognizing the knowledge and experience of systems engineers, regardless of where they may be in their careers.  This certification program offers three levels: Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP), Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), and Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).

This meeting will start with a presentation about certification levels, followed by a panel discussion.  Please come prepared to learn about certification, ask questions, and gain insight from currently certified systems engineers.

Professional Biographies: (Local panelists' names are in blue text.)

Paul White, CSEP

Paul White Paul White works as a senior systems engineer on the A-10 program for KIHOMAC in Layton.  He has sixteen years of aerospace experience, having previously worked on various aircraft platforms at Astronautics Corporation of America, L-3 Communications, Raytheon, and Southwest Research Institute.  He has been an INCOSE member since 2007 and is our current chapter president.  He is involved with the Utah Engineers Council and Great Lakes Regional Conference.  He has a graduate certificate, M.S., and B.S. in systems and software engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Texas A&M University-College Station.  Paul White recently earned his INCOSE CSEP certification.

Paul Nelson, CSEP

Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson is a Fellow for the PLM discipline at Orbital ATK.  He is promoting the proper processes and tools to significantly reduce development time and costs while meeting all customer requirements.  Paul has B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and a graduate certificate in systems engineering.  He is INCOSE CSEP certified, holds CMIIP certification, and is fluent in Russian.

Dave Shook, CSEP

Dave Shook
Dave Shook has been working as a systems engineer for Orbital ATK since 1984.  He previously worked at Stephan Gaspar A.I.A. Architectural Firms from 1977 – 1980.  He has experience in functional management, program management, and project management.  He has worked with internal and external customers—both domestic and foreign—on motor service life, material issues, and sensor demonstration projects.  He has a Master of Science in Physics from the University of Akron (Ohio) and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Ohio State University.  He also has an INCOSE CSEP certification.

Emmet "Rusty" Eckman, ESEP

Emmet 'Rusty' Eckman
Emmet "Rusty" Eckman is currently the Northrop Grumman Cyber and Intelligence Business Facing Division Director of Engineering.  He has over 30 years of engineering expertise in the Intelligence Community, in and out of government, as a civilian, contractor, and U.S. Army reservist.  He has a B.S. in Computer Science and Political Science from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University.  He is a Northrop Grumman Technical Fellow and a PMI certified PMP, an INCOSE ESEP, the INCOSE Certification Advisory Group co-chair, a certified SCRUM Master, and eXtreme Programming practitioner.

Michael Vinarcik, ESEP-Acq

Michael Vinarcik
Michael Vinarcik is a Senior Lead Systems Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton and an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit--Mercy.  He has over twenty five years of automotive and defense engineering experience.  He received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Ohio State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in Product Development from the University of Detroit--Mercy.  He has presented at numerous regional and national conference and symposia (INCOSE, the National Defense Industrial Association, and the American Society for Engineering Education).  He has co-authored books and won numerous awards.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer (Michigan) and holds several certifications: INCOSE ESEP-Acq, OCSMP: Model Builder--Advanced, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, and ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer.  He is a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit and is the President and Founder of Sigma Theta Mu, the systems honor society.

Please contact Paul White, Chapter President, at 801-593-7088 x179 or