MNE alumni Auslander and Moul honored by College of Engineering


Ed Auslander (’85 ME) and Donald Moul (’87 NucE) have been named recipients of the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award, the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering. Established in 1966, the award recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement.

Auslander, president and CEO of LORD Corporation, began his successful career with LORD Corporation as product design engineering following graduation from Penn State. He had completed a co-op with the company while pursuing his degree. Over the course of his career, Auslander has held numerous leadership roles across the company, including managerial positions in LORD’s aerospace, industrial, and chemical products groups. He also completed two overseas assignments in France and England. In 2007, Auslander returned to the United States and held successive leadership positions, including global business director, Elastomer Process Materials; global business director, Aerospace Parts & Assemblies and Electromechanical Systems; and vice president, Global Business Management. In 2013, Auslander was named president and CEO of LORD Corporation. Auslander actively supports Penn State. Most recently, he joined the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering’s Industrial and Professional Advisory Committee (IPAC).

Moul, senior vice president of Fossil Operations and Environmental at First Energy, has worked in the nuclear industry for over two decades. He started his career with GPU Nuclear Corporation and was involved in transient analysis projects for the Three Mile Island and Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Stations. He went on to serve 15 years in various management roles at Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, PA; Salem Nuclear Generating Station in Hancocks Bridge, NJ; and Cook Nuclear Power Plant in Bridgman, MI. In 2004, Moul joined FirstEnergy as operations superintendent at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, OH. Over the next decade, he held several management positions, including vice president, Nuclear Support, for FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; regional president of Ohio Edison and Penn Power; and vice president of Commodity Operations for FirstEnergy Solutions. In 2015, Moul was named to his current position where he oversees the company’s non-nuclear energy generation, environmental compliance and controls, and central maintenance group. Moul has served as a member of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering’s IPAC since 2012, serving as the chair in 2014-2015.

For the complete list of Outstanding Engineering Alumni, visit the College of Engineering’s website.


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Shea Bracken

Ed Auslander

Ed Auslander, a 1985 mechanical engineering alumnus

Don Moul

Donald Moul, a 1987 nuclear engineering alumnus



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We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

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