74th International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

Guest Speakers

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA


Opening Session Speaker

Dr. Joseph T. Arcano, Jr.

Naval Surface Warfare Center: Fostering Engineering Excellence 
Dr. Joseph T. Arcano, Jr.

Dr. Joseph T. (Tim) Arcano, Jr. is the Director of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division, the Navy’s center of excellence for ships and ship systems for over 100 years. Dr. Arcano has had a distinguished career in submarine design and engineering including serving as the Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), Deputy Chief of nuclear safety at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Technical Director for the VIRGINIA-class Submarine Program, Technical Authority for advanced submarines, and as a program manager at the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

Dr. Arcano earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ocean engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy, a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering and an Ocean Engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces; and a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Maryland. He also served for 30 years of active and Reserve commissioned service in the Navy as an engineering duty officer qualified in submarines, as a salvage diving officer, and as an acquisition professional. He retired as a Navy Captain. Dr. Arcano is also a licensed professional engineer in Maryland.

Dr. Arcano will open our conference with a presentation on the Carderock facility and how NSWC fosters engineering excellence and grows the Navy’s engineering workforce.


Standards and Practices Luncheon Speaker

Lane Hallenbeck

Standards and Accreditation at ANSI
Lane Hallenbeck

Mr. Lane Hallenbeck is vice president of accreditation services at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this position, he has primary responsibility for the direction and development of ANSI’s accreditation programs. These include the accreditation of Standards Development Organizations and their associated American National Standards, as well as the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies that certify products, personnel, and (in alliance with the ANSI-ASQ (American Society for Quality) National Accreditation Board – ANAB) management systems.

Mr. Hallenbeck joined ANSI in November 2000 with many years of technical leadership experience in service and manufacturing organizations involved in the telecommunications, aerospace, semiconductor, software, defense, automotive, and construction sectors. Prior to joining ANSI, he was providing consulting and training services in business process improvement and management system implementation. Previously, Mr. Hallenbeck held positions as director of audit, director of operations and vice president at ABS Quality Evaluations; earlier, he served as program manager for TRW Space & Electronics Group.

As a founding member of the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR), Mr. Hallenbeck held the position of president from 1997 to 1999. He is a former Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB) board member and is a senior member of the American Society for Quality. He has been certified as a quality systems lead auditor through IRCA and ASQ, a trained TL 9000 auditor and approved TL 9000 trainer by QuEST, and qualified as a QS-9000 auditor by the AIAG Supplier Taskforce.

Mr. Hallenbeck holds an MS in technology management from Pepperdine University and a BA in life sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He and his wife, Cindy, live in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.