August 2016 ASNE Member of the Month: Mike Mielnik
This month's ASNE Member of the Month is Mike Mielnik. In nominating him, his section wrote: Mike has been the ASNE Delaware Valley secretary from 2003 - present. The section and society as a whole has seen many changes over the last twelve years and Mike's support has been constant. As a career Naval Officer, Mike has extensive experience in ship's system design, repair, maintenance, Test and Evaluation and In-Service Engineering as various assignments, including Force Engineer, Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet and Executive Officer of NAVSSES. Mike is currently a Program Manager at NDI Engineering. His personal engineering and research ability have provided the Navy options for Pulse Power Storage, DC to AC conversion and high amperage power connectors.
Membership Manager Michelle Redmon caught up with Mike for a recent Q&A session.
Michelle: What got you into Naval Engineering? (What specific event or moment)
Mike: During a tour, as a youngster, of the Naval Boiler and Turbine Laboratory Philadelphia, I realized that Naval Engineering would be a super life-long adventure. True to my dream, I became a career Engineering Duty Officer.
Michelle: What is a fun fact most people don't know about you?
Mike: I climbed Mt. Fuji
Michelle: What is one engineer/scientist/ or mathematician dead or alive would you like to meet?
Mike: Rear Admiral George Melville, the father of modern naval engineering and founder of what would become the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station.
Michelle: If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be?
Mike: Since the Philly Cheese Steak market has already been cornered, I would want a concession specializing in foot-long kielbasa subs and gourmet perogi.