Professional and Community Involvement Earn Recognition for Young Engineer

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Peter Pisasale, P.E., was recently named the 2012 Young Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers at the 2012 Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Pisasale is currently an operations value stream leader at Raytheon's Seapower Capability Center in Portsmouth, R.I., where he leads a large production organization engaged in the assembly, test, and integration of electronic and mechanical military electronics products. He is responsible for more than $20 million in annual labor and is the manufacturing lead for more than a dozen programs. He has worked at Raytheon for 13 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility across programs in the areas of electrical design, test, production management, and operations program management.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Pisasale is very active within NSPE at both the state and national levels. He is the current president-elect for the Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers, serves as the Young Engineer Representative on the NSPE Professional Engineers in Industry Executive Board, chairs the PEI Young Engineer Advisory Council, and chairs the industrial exemption subcommittee of the Licensure for Qualification and Practice Committee. Pisasale has been recognized on several occasions for his efforts and contributions. He was named the 2011 Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers' Young Engineer of the Year, the 2006 Florida Engineering Society's Young Engineer of the Year, and the 2006 Pinellas County Chapter FES Young Engineer of the Year.

Pisasale attended Drexel University in Philadelphia on an Air Force ROTC scholarship and obtained a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society while completing a master's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master's degree in engineering management at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Pisasale is active in his local community and participates in a variety of events to benefit scholarships, math programs, Boy Scouts, and other charitable initiatives. He lives in Bristol, R.I., with his wife, Carlie, and two daughters, Kara and Julia, and enjoys hiking, running, sailing, and reading

The Young Engineer of the Year Award recognizes young NSPE members who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and their communities during the early years of their careers. Any licensed professional engineer or engineer intern who is an NSPE member in good standing and is 35 years of age or younger as of January 1 is eligible for nomination. The NSPE Honor Awards Committee selects the recipient on the basis of educational and collegiate achievements, professional and technical society activities, civic and humanitarian activities, continuing competence, and engineering achievements.

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The National Society of Professional Engineers is the national society of licensed professional engineers from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 40,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 400 chapters. For more information, please visit

EDITOR'S NOTE: High-resolution photos of Pisasale and the award ceremony are available in digital format.