Saeed’s (Sam) professional career started at US Naval Academy and Maine Maritime as an Engineering Officer. Later, he worked for over 20 years at GE aviation as the Director of global sales for the military fighter jets, small commercial aircraft, helicopters, maintenance services, spares and ground equipment programs.
Saeed’s professional career include senior executive management roles in the Defense, Aerospace, Power, Energy, Education, and Business Consulting industries such as Sr. adviser/consultant at TPG, senior business management consultant at Siemens for Smart Grid, Sr. consultant at Toronto Hydro on Energy Efficiency/Conservation Demand Management and Sr. consultant at Southern California Edison on Demand Side Management & Energy Efficiency.
Saeed (Sam) has a degree in Marine Engineering (Steam & Diesel) from Maine Maritime, a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, a MS degree and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. His educational experience includes teaching assignments at US Army, Northeastern University, University of California, University of Toronto and Ryerson University. He also has over 30 professional certifications and diplomas including Professional Engineer (PE), Engineering Leadership Programs (ELP), Manufacturing Management Programs (MMP), Project Management (PM), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Energy Systems Auditor (ISO 50001), Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt (GB), Blackbelt (BB), Master Blackbelt (MBB), Sustainability Management, Occupation Health & Safety (OSH), Global Procurement, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Operations Management (OM), Total Quality Control (TQC), Product Development Management (PDM), Quality Management System (QMS), Manufacturing Materials & Processes (MMP), Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), New Product Introduction (NPI), Organizational Change Management (OCM), Professional Negotiation Management (PNM), Product’s Commercialization program among others.
Saeed (Sam) is currently Academic coordinator for Sustainability Management & Enterprise Process Excellence and Green Economy certificate programs, Course/program developer and lead instructor at Ryerson University. He continues with senior consulting assignments within the private, public industries and government agencies based on demand.