Monday, June 9, 2008

Hale named president of INCOSE - SDM Pulse, Summer 2008

By Lois Slavin, MIT SDM communications director

Pat Hale, director of MIT’s System Design and Management Fellows Program, became president of the
International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) in January after serving for two years as president-elect. INCOSE is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems.

A member for more than 14 years, Hale has served on INCOSE’s Board of Directors for eight years. He was president of the New England Chapter from 1994-1997, a member and later chairperson of the Communications Committee, and also served as treasurer.

Hale’s professional interests include application of systems engineering in commercial product development, complex naval system design, and engineering process frameworks and methods.

Prior to joining MIT, he completed a 22-year career in the US Navy, qualifying in both the Surface Warfare and Submarine (Engineering Duty) communities, and culminating in managing the design and construction of submarines in Groton, Conn. Following his Navy career, Hale held executive-level systems engineering positions in defense and commercial system and product development organizations, including serving as director of systems engineering at both Draper Laboratory and Otis Elevator Co., where he developed and implemented Otis’ first systems engineering process and organization.

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