Christopher Fuselier, General Manager of General Electric Industrial Systems, Plainville, is a 32-year veteran of General Electric, where he has held a variety of engineering and marketing positions in aerospace, corporate, factory automation, and industrial systems operations. He serves on the Engineering Committee of the GE Fund and on the Board of Directors for the Greater Hartford Junior Achievement, and he is the GE Executive for the University of Connecticut. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department of Union College and as a member of the National Research Council Manufacturing Studies Board. Through his commitment, vision and leadership, Mr. Fuselier has been instrumental in helping forge strong alliances between the UConn School of Engineering and General Electric. His role in helping negotiate complicated contractual details between the academic environment and industry has been of incomparable value. For his outstanding support, the School of Engineering is honored to present Mr. Fuselier with a 2000 Distinguished Engineering Service Award.