Honorary Members

Archibald, Dr. H.C. Russell

Archibald, Dr. H.C. Russell

Honorary Member

Dr. Russell Archibald has been granted honorary membership of the IAPM International Association of Project Managers by resolution of the annual general meeting in 2012. The honorary membership is a well-earned tribute to his hard work, dedication and support of the community of project managers.

During his career spanning 60 years, Dr. Archibald has gathered international experience in project and program management. He worked on residential building as well as aerospace projects. Whether as project leader or at the head of a company, as trainer or corporate consultant, he is a motor driving project management all around the globe. He has made a name for himself in many fields of project management. With his work, he has been supporting the project manager community for more than two generations and contributing to making their day-to-day professional lives easier.

Dr. Archibald headed his first project team (plant construction project/oil refinery for Esso and Foster Wheeler Corporation) as long ago as 1949 in Venezuela, and from 1959 he was actively involved in the development and application of computer-based project planning and control systems. He thus has every right to be regarded as being one of the fathers of computer-supported Critical Path Method (CPM) network planning systems.

In 1965, Dr. Archibald became the sixth member of the Project Management Institute, and between 1979 and 1990 he belonged to the supervisory board of Internet (International Organisation for Project Management). He is an internationally acknowledged author of many acclaimed reference works on project management. He has shared his knowledge in numerous publications including Network-Based Management Systems. He has held keynote speeches at international symposiums and world conferences in, to name but just a few, Birmingham and Glasgow (UK), Stockholm (Sweden), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany),

Florence and Rome (Italy), Vienna (Austria), Moscow (Russia) and Budapest (Hungary). He presented his guiding thoughts on Management Information Systems for Projects and Enterprises as far back as 1972 at the Third World Congress on Project Management. Together with the corporate consultants Booz, Allen & Hamilton, he developed the first US-wide series of workshops and seminars on the theme complexes of project and program management, also taking over the dual roles of trainer and lecturer.

But this is just a small part of what he has contributed to the profession of project manager. However, a detailed list would exceed the scope of this laudation.

With the award of this Honoray Fellowship, the IAPM International Association of Project Managers would like to express its gratitude to Dr. Russell Archibald in the name of every project manager for all his contributions and wish him many good ideas and much strength of accomplishment in the future.

Russ passed away on 3rd May 2020 at the age of 96. We have taken note of this loss with grief. Our thoughts are with Russell's family and we wish them all the best. With Russ, an outstanding project manager and a remarkable person who played a major role in shaping project management as we know it today has passed away. He was a great supporter of the IAPM and we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to him.
Gerzer, Prof. Rupert

Gerzer, Prof. Rupert

Honorary Member

The IAPM International Association of Project Managers resolved at its Annual General Meeting in 2014 to award honorary IAPM membership to Professor Rupert Gerzer.
Professor Gerzer has been Director of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Cologne since 1992 and Chair of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine at the RWTH Aachen University‘s Faculty of Medicine. He graduated from Munich University with a degree in medicine in 1977 and gained a post-doctoral qualification to teach clinical pharmacology there in 1988. Alongside numerous presidencies and vice-presidencies (for example President of the German Society of Aerospace Medicine and Vice-President of the German Society for Telemedicine) he is also a member of the International Academy of Astronautics board and President of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University Council.
Professor Gerzer is being awarded honorary membership because he is a scientist and visionary who has initiated many extremely interesting projects. For example, in the early 1990s he and his research team conducted medical experiments during the second German Spacelab mission, D2. The objective of the research was to obtain information about the regulation of the astronauts’ circulatory systems under zero-gravity conditions.
Another milestone project was TEMOS (TEMOS stands for Trust, Effective Medicine, Optimized Services) that was successfully spun off from the DLR as a start-up company at Professor Gerzer‘s initiative. TEMOS was initiated in 2005 as an EU-sponsored science project to investigate quality and the quality criteria for the medical treatment of patients at foreign medical centres (tourism medicine) or the treatment of patients who wish to be treated in other countries (medicine tourism). An extensive network of contacts now exists for travellers and expatriates in medical situations and emergencies.

Professor Gerzer implemented his most ambitious project in 2013. On 5 July 2013 he opened the :envihab (environment + habitat) at the DLR in Cologne. :envihab is an innovative and globally unique research institute that will be exploring the effects of extreme environmental conditions on the human organism. The research team hopes to gain extensive insights which will make it easier to deal with extreme situations such as those that people are exposed to in space flights or when they are confined to their beds with a serious illness.

The institute has a short-arm human centrifuge to conduct cardiovascular, bone and muscle research under high gravity conditions, laboratories for studying the effects of oxygen reduction and pressure on test subjects, as well as MRI/PET analysis facilities to map the human body. In another area of the institute, test subjects can be exposed individually and in groups to psychological stress and recovery situations. It is hoped that the research will answer the question of what happens to the human body on a flight to Mars, how being confined to bed after a serious illness impacts the body and how the daylight and the lack of daylight affects mood, as well as how teams react to long periods of isolation. These basic questions need to be answered to understand the effects of ageing, bedriddenness, immobilisation, and isolation, among others. :envihab is ideally suited for exploring the future challenges of human spaceflight, as well as for discovering a host of new applications for improving life on Earth.

The managing board of the IAPM congratulates Professor Gerzer on his membership and wishes him creativity, happiness and success in future projects.
Jain, Adesh

Jain, Adesh

Honorary Member

Adesh Jain is Chairman of International Institute of Projects & Program Management (i2P2M), a not for profit company. In 2013, the then Petroleum Minister, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, referred to him as the 'Bhishma Pitamah' of project management. In 2014, for his dedication and passion in strengthening project management discipline in India for over 3 decades, he was conferred the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ by Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Honorable Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs.
His book titled 'Assorted Thoughts on Project Management' was released by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Honorable Minister of Shipping and Road Transport in December 2014 which is widely distributed.
Mr. Jain is founder of the World Project Management Forum (WPMF). WPMF Charter was signed by 37 top-notch project professionals from 15 countries covering all the continents.
He founded the PMA, India, a not for profit society in 1993 and was the first Honorary President. He has contributed immensely to strengthening project management movement. He was elected as the first and till date only non-European President of IPMA in 2005. In 2008, he also became President of the International Construction Project Management Association (ICPMA) incorporated in Switzerland. He is currently member of the advisory board of the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) comprising of 53 countries from all over the world.
In 1997 Mr. Jain received the “1997 Distinguished Contribution Award” from PMI for laying a strong foundation of PM globally. He is also a recipient of the First Global Project Management Leadership Award in 2008.
Mr. Jain completed his Bachelor of Science in 1962 and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1965 with distinction, from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He received his Master of Engineering in Control Systems (1967) from Carleton University, Canada.
Mr. Jain worked in Canada from 1967 to 1972 in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Super Computing. When he came back to India in 1973, he was involved in computerisation at Bokaro Steel Limited and was one of the key persons to introduce Process Control Computerisation in Bokaro Steel. Later in 1978, in one of the largest engineering companies, he became charge of IT and project management. In this company, he was the key architect in establishing of Integrated Project Management System (IPMS).
In 1991, the former President of India, Dr. S.D. Sharma honored him with a fellowship award for laying a strong foundation linking Management with IT in India.
Mr. Jain has organised the Global Symposiums on PM annually since 1992 every year. The 27th Global Symposium jointly with 1st WPMF on ‘Project creation – aligning present to future’ was led by Mr. Jain in December, 2019. The symposium was inaugurated by Dr. Hiroshi Tanaka from Japan.
Adesh Jain has addressed and trained over 100.000 professionals world-wide. He is the author of the book “New Dimensions in Project Management” and has written over 50 articles. Furthermore, he is a much sought-after Keynote speaker globally.
In recognition of Mr. Jain's contribution to project management globally, a postal stamp in his honor was released in November 2010 by the Government of Turkey.
In 2011, Mr. Jain took a one of its kind initiatives to start a part time International Executive Diploma in Project Management (I/EDPM).
In short, Adesh Jain is a legendary figure whose passion and dedication for strengthening project management in India is recognized worldwide. He is a visionary leader who has helped to shape the PM profession globally.  

The IAPM congratulates Adesh Jain on his award as IAPM Honorary Member and wishes him all the best for his future. 
Schlapp, Prof. Manfred

Schlapp, Prof. Manfred

Honorary Member

Professor Manfred Schlapp has been granted honorary membership of the IAPM International Association of Project Managers by resolution of the annual general meeting in 2010. The honorary membership is a well-earned tribute to his hard work, dedication and support of the association.

Professor Schlapp’s background in project management dates back to the year 2004 when he was involved in an unusual project. A class of schoolchildren in Liechtenstein decided to implement a bee experiment in space during one of the American Space Shuttle’s missions. The schoolchildren wanted to find out how bees fly in zero gravity conditions and how being in space would affect the way they build honeycombs. Professor Schlapp was immediately inspired by their idea. He played a key role in supporting the experiment and also in ensuring the project’s success. It is remarkable that he did this in his capacity as Latin and philosophy teacher, because Professor Schlapp originally had a very different background.

He studied philosophy, psychology and classical philology before embarking on his career in the Principality of Liechtenstein where he taught philosophy at the University of Human Sciences and ethics at the University of Liechtenstein.

Manfred Schlapp has been involved in journalistic and literary projects for the print media, radio and TV. In 1974 he was accepted as a member of the International P.E.N. Club. Four years later he founded the P.E.N. Club Liechtenstein and is now its honorary president. He received the Josef-von-Rheinberger Culture Award for his publications and TV documentaries about Liechtenstein.

Against this background his involvement in the schoolchildren’s experiment and the foundation and support of the International Association of Project Managers (IAPM) makes it very obvious that he “sees the big picture”, that he is a man who welcomes unusual ideas - even if they are outside his field of expertise - and that he is a creative lateral thinker. He has been involved in many different, interesting and successful projects during his lifetime. In fact, he’s a text book example of a project manager.

The managing board of the IAPM congratulates Professor Manfred Schlapp on his membership and wishes him all the best for his future life, health, happiness and success.
Shauck, Prof. Max

Shauck, Prof. Max

Honorary Member

Professor Max Shauck has a PhD in Mathematics and an undergraduate degree in Aeronautics and Mathematics. He has been on the faculties of Yale, Duke, Baylor and the University of Houston.
He was a carrier qualified pilot in the US Navy and Chief Flight Instructor at various flight schools, where he taught aerobatics. He performed in air shows in the US, France, Italy, Brazil and Australia and competed in international and national aerobatic competitions.

On the scientific side of his career he was Principal Investigator for research and development of alternative fuels for aviation and several studies on air pollutant transport and diffusion.  He is a pioneer in the use of ethanol as an aviation fuel in piston engine aircraft and initiated the research and testing of biodiesel as a turbine fuel. 
Another area of his scientific expertise is the development of academic courses that integrate complex mathematical models and algorithms to collect data on atmospheric pollution. 

In 1989, he and Zanin modified an aircraft so that it could be flown with ethanol fuel and piloted the first transatlantic flight in that same ethanol-powered light aircraft. Both of them received the famous Harmon Trophy from the Vice-President of the USA for this impressive achievement. In 2001, Professor Shauck also received the FAA’s most prestigious award, the Excellence in Aviation Award.
Zanin, Grazia

Zanin, Grazia

Honorary Member

Grazia Zanin holds degrees in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences and a Master of Science in Aviation and Environmental Sciences from Baylor University.  She also has commercial and instrument pilot licences. Grazia served as the Chief Flight Instructor at a flying club she organized in her home region in Italy.   In addition to being the co-pilot on the first transatlantic flight she managed the entire project, including the extensive preparations.  She was Director of Research at the Baylor University’s Baylor Institute of Air Sciences, where she was responsible for writing the proposals, managing all aspects of the research and administering grants and contracts on both alternative fuels for aviation research and certification, and air quality monitoring with instrumented aircraft.  Grazia developed a concept, wrote a proposal and initiated a programme which is still on-going to establish a Green Airport and an International Flight Academy in the Dominican Republic.  She is highly respected as an outstanding project manager and scientist.
Over recent decades, Zanin and Shauck have established an international reputation as leading scientists, visionaries, entrepreneurs and international project manager

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