Benjamin Ostrofsky, professor of industrial engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, recently accepted the President's Award for Merit from the Society of Logistics Engineers. The award recognizes him as a Fellow who has made particularly significant contributions to the Society.
Ostrofsky also holds the distinction of being one of only two members in the Society's thirty-year history to be honored with all three of its most prestigious awards. He accepted the Armitage Medal in 1978, the Eccles Medal in 1988, and the Founder's Medal in 1993.
Since 1970, Ostrofsky has been involved in research in the fields of Logistics and Distribution. The professor has also played an active role in the development, application, and maintenance of the high standards of the Professional Certified Logistician Examination since the board's inception in 1973.
Ostrofsky holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Design from UCLA. His specific research interests lie in the fields of System Management, System Engineering, and Integrated Logistics Support.