MEANA Officials

MEANA brings engineers of Malayalee origin to share our common interests, values and experiences and is involved in many activities for the betterment of society.

Executive Members

Steby Thomas

President

Steby Thomas is a graduate with BS in Mechanical Engineering...

Sinil Ann Philip

Vice President

BS, Computer Engineering College of Engineering Chengannur

Tony John

Secretary

Bachelor of Engineering, Bangalore University 1993 Manufacturing Systems Engineering, GMI...

Bobby Jacob

Treasurer

Martech and Data Science Specialist, Radian Consulting LLC

Philip Mathew P.E.

Public Relations Officer

P.E., LEED AP O+M Mechanical Engineer at MWRD

Sabu Thomas

Mentor

Sabu Thomas is an IT Management Professional and is the...

Secretary: Steby Thomas

Steby Thomas

Position: President

Steby Thomas is a graduate with BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Class of 1995

Employed in the transportation industry in engineering and sales positions with several technical patents.

President of MEANA 2011-2012

Sinil Ann Philip

Position: Vice President

BS, Computer Engineering

College of Engineering Chengannur

Tony John

Position: Secretary

Bachelor of Engineering, Bangalore University 1993
Manufacturing Systems Engineering, GMI Engineering & Management Institute 1995
Master of Engineering Management, Northwestern University 2004

Bobby Jacob

Position: Treasurer

Martech and Data Science Specialist, Radian Consulting LLC (more…)

Philip Mathew P.E.

Position: Public Relations Officer

P.E., LEED AP O+M
Mechanical Engineer at MWRD

Sabu Thomas

Position: Mentor

Sabu Thomas is an IT Management Professional and is the Founder/CEO of i-medIT Technology Solutions. i-medIT Technology Solutions provides enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to healthcare-focused businesses as well as small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Chicagoland area.

Sabu received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and M.S. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology. He also received an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

Sabu has been actively involved with MEANA since its inception in 1992. He held various positions during this time and led the organization as president in 2009 and 2010.

Under Sabu’s leadership, MEANA submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India (via Mr. Ashok Kumar Atri, the consul General of India) regarding the export of E-Waste to India and to ban this illegal activity.

Also, when MEANA conducted a fundraiser for the scholarship program in 2004, Sabu was the fundraiser convener and was able to raise $54,000.

 

Board Members

Luke Thachet

Board Member

BSEE, The University of Illinois Chicago, 1980

Tom Pullukat

Board Member

BS, Civil Engineering 1974 Regional Engineering College Calicut, Kerala,

Alex Abraham

Professional Affairs

Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management Master of Business...

Mathew Daniel

Board Member

Mathew Daniel currently serves as President and Global Head of...

Vinod Neelakantan

Board Member

Vinod Neelakantan currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Development

James Manimala

Auditor

BSEE TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (1970) MSEE Illinois Institute...

Luke Thachet

Position: Board Member

BSEE, The University of Illinois Chicago, 1980

Tom Pullukat

Tom Pullukat

Position: Board Member

BS, Civil Engineering 1974 Regional Engineering College Calicut, Kerala, (more…)

Alex Abraham

Position: Professional Affairs

Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
Master of Business Administration, Marketing 2000 – 2006

University of Cincinnati Master of Science, Geotechnical Engineering 1987 -1989

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering 1983 – 1987

Alex is a highly motivated and disciplined Sales and Marketing professional with demonstrated technical, organizational, and leadership skills utilizing 20 years of Engineering Leadership, Business Management, and Technical Sales experience. Responsible for training and supporting highly productive sales and project management teams. Recognized for business development success in highly competitive emerging markets. Excellent communicator with strong network-building skills. Effective at identifying opportunities and translating them into profitable sales results. Committed to identifying customer’s needs and applying the correct solutions.

Specialties: regulatory support, marketing and consultative sales efforts for precast retaining walls, arches and noise walls, precast production, and field installation efforts, contract negotiations, technical support and training to sales and projects managers, value engineering designs, engineering presentations, consulting, contract management, customer relations,

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Mathew Daniel

Position: Board Member

Mathew Daniel currently serves as President and Global Head of the Banking and Financial Services Business Division of IBM Corporation. Mathew has the overall global responsibility for running the entire business division and is also a key member of the IBM Senior Management Leadership Team in determining the strategic growth of the organization Prior to joining IBM Corporation Mathew was holding the position of Senior Vice President and Global Head of the Retail and Consumer Products Group Business Unit at Tech Mahindra Americas Inc/Satyam Computer Services Ltd. Mathew has also served in senior roles with HCL Technologies Americas Inc, Lucent Technologies Inc and Xerox Corporation. Mathew is a leading Sales and Marketing Leader who has more than 36 years of global work experience and has worked in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific Regions.

Mathew is a graduate of TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (1977-1982) under the University of Kerala with a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has two MBA Degrees, one from London Business School and the second from the prestigious Harvard Business School. Mathew is currently pursuing his Ph.D. program in Marketing Management and Client Acquisition Techniques from Kellogg School of Management in Chicago.

Mathew served as the President of the Malayalee Engineers Association of North America(MEANA) in 2019-2020.

Vinod Neelakantan

Position: Board Member

Vinod Neelakantan currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Development (more…)

James Manimala

Position: Auditor

BSEE TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (1970)

MSEE Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Power Utility Engineer, worked for ComEd/Exelon for 35 years, currently a consulting engineer.