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Lehigh Valley names engineer, young engineer of the yearPeruzzi a consultant, author on electronics

Peruzzi
Peruzzi

Robert Peruzzi has been named the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers – Lehigh Valley Chapter Engineer of the Year.

He is president of R. Peruzzi Consulting Inc. in Bethlehem, which specializes in providing electronics consultation and litigation support, including deposition and testimony.

He will be honored Feb. 23 at the 38th annual Engineers Week Banquet at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The event is hosted by the Lehigh Valley Engineering Council and the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

Peruzzi has a Ph.D. and Master of Science in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in music education from the Boston Conservatory of Music.

Before founding R. Peruzzi Consulting, Peruzzi held multiple positions at AT&T Bell Labs, which evolved into Lucent Technologies, Agere Systems, LSI and Infineon, leading up to senior member of the technical staff. He has numerous publications, papers and patents centering on electronics.

Peruzzi has an in-depth understanding of analog/mixed-signal circuits and systems, as well as strong experience with design verification, especially for chip-level analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits.

He serves as an expert witness for the analysis of patents and forensic investigation. Specialties include self-checking test-cases, verification-plan-driven modeling approach, system-level design exploration and executable design specs.

Peruzzi is involved with many technical societies, including the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Solid-State Circuits Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Behavioral Modeling and Simulation Society, IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society, IEEE Philadelphia Consultants Network, IEEE Lehigh Valley Section, Lehigh Valley Chapter Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, Lehigh Valley Engineering Council and Audio Engineering Society.

Other activities include rotating duties for the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Sun Inn Historical Society, Pennsylvania Jazz Society and pro bono and professional music ensembles.

Kutz an expert in product design, hydraulic systems

Kutz
Kutz

Jeffrey Kutz has been named the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers – Lehigh Valley Chapter Young Engineer of the Year.

He is the director of engineering and principal engineer at Bridge Gap Engineering LLC in Northampton, where he directs and coordinates all engineering activities. Bridge Gap Engineering’s efforts are based on service, solutions and relationships led by a diverse team of cement and minerals industry experts.

Kutz will be honored Feb. 23 at the 38th annual Engineers Week Banquet at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The event is hosted by the Lehigh Valley Engineering Council and the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

Kutz has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a minor in engineering mechanics, from Penn State.

His areas of expertise are product design and hydraulic systems. He has extensive experience in research and development and product optimization for cement and mineral processing equipment, including fixed inlet, clinker cooler, clinker crusher, roll breaker, gyratory crusher and jaw crusher.

He has completed domestic and international assignments for equipment installation, training and troubleshooting.

Kutz seeks out opportunities to promote engineering as a career choice to local students through presentations and discussions on the pursuit of sciences in higher education. Also, he supports college engineering students through sponsorship of senior design projects.

Kutz is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and has been an industry conference participant, author and presenter on numerous occasions at the annual IEEE/Portland Cement Association Cement Conference.

In addition, he has authored papers on the subjects of hydraulic systems, emissions control systems and 3-D scanning technology.

A Lehigh Valley native, Kutz lives in Bethlehem with his wife, Jennifer, daughter, Rosalie, and son, Brennan.

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