Edward Ladzinski began his career as a Manufacturing Engineer, NC Programmer and Tool Designer with Burroughs Corp. (now Unisys Corp.). In 1978, he joined IBM in the Kingston, NY laboratory as a Research & Development Engineer. During his 32-year career with IBM, Mr. Ladzinski worked in many different positions within engineering including research, product design and development and analysis and simulation. Immediately upon retirement Mr. Ladzinski joined Dassault Systems. While at Dassault Systemes he served as the Systems Engineering leader for the Americas. In 2014, he left Dassault Systemes and formed his own company dedicated solely to systems engineering. Today, Mr. Ladzinski is the CEO and Managing Partner of SMS_ThinkTank™.
Mr. Ladzinski also serves on the NAFEMS Americas Steering Committee and is co-founder of the Stochastics Working Group and Simulation Data Management working group. Also, he founded the joint INCOSE/NAFEMS Systems Modeling and Simulation working group which has over 180 members representing many OEMs and suppliers in automotive and aerospace. He is the chairman of the Analysis & Simulation and Systems Engineering tracks at COE and was awarded the COE Fellow distinction in 2013. In 2016 he was elected into the COE Board of Directors. He was also the winner of the best conference paper with a presentation on Systems Engineering and Collaboration. He is an engineering graduate of RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) and performed his graduate work in Engineering and Business at RIT and UNCC (University of North Carolina Charlotte), respectively.