Our Board Members 


Joe Dunn

Joe Dunn, Senior Director and CAPT (ret), USN, has been advising in business and the government sector in senior roles for more than 15 years. Joe has end to end responsibility for Conduent’s Lockheed Martin corporate engagement reporting to Frank Khoshnoud, Vice President and General Manager, Automotive, Aerospace and Defense.

He has worked on Space, Aerospace, Surface and Subsurface defense programs and he has experience in large, multi-site, procurement, supply chain, logistics and international HR issues. Joe was directly responsible for more than $40B in programmatic contracting and several hundred million in total cost of ownership savings. He has process improvement experience solving complex military and commercial operational support matters.

He has lived in Bahrain, Japan and the Great Britain and has worked with a large swath of the US and international defense industrial base. Joe has traveled extensively solving a variety of issues including leadership of strategic planning processes, PPBE budget development and execution, team training and leadership coaching.

Joe was elected to the role of Secretary of CPENG starting Jan 1, 2021.

Paul Licata

Paul is the owner of BDi Machinery Sales, Inc. in Macungie, PA, which is a business of importing specialized agricultural machinery for vineyards, orchards, row crop farms, and nurseries. He has more than 25 years’ experience including senior sales, marketing and operations management positions.

Previously, he work at dormakaba Americas in the security and commercial building access industry, Case New Holland Industrial (CNHI) in the agriculture and construction industries, as well as Lutron Electronics, Co. in the residential and commercial electrical manufacturer industry. Prior to joining Lutron Electronics, Paul held senior management positions at Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, and Event Solutions International, Inc. His approach and accomplishments have resulted from a focus on understanding customer needs and closely partnering with sales to drive growth.

Paul earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA and resides in Orefield, PA. He enjoys spending his free time being outdoors as much as possible, exercising, and enjoying his passion for automobiles and motorsports.

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Email: plicata@cpengroup.org



Glenn Miller 

Glenn is an accomplished Senior Finance Leader reporting to Presidents while being a proactive player on Leadership Teams.  Glenn focuses on developing high performance yet cost effective Teams with achievements in improving profitability, working capital/cash flow, department/cross-functional processes, as well as receiving favorable Audit reports.  In addition to account-abilities in all the traditional areas of Accounting/Finance--his roles also expanded to include Management of I.T., H.R., Contracts, Compliance, Warranty, and an Order Entry SSC.  He also has experience with acquisitions, international business, and ERP implementations.  Glenn’s educational foundation includes a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State, he was a licensed CPA for many years, and has an MBA in General Management from Saint Josephs. Outside of work in addition to CPENG--he organizes Finance Leaders Forums with MASCPA, has been actively involved in American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, as well as being a Mentor for Penn State business students. 

Glenn believes in the CPENG Mission and embraces the benefits of networking, Glenn started the Harrisburg Chapter in Nov. 2017 and is now transitioning to CPENG Chapter Leader in the Reading Area.  He actively serves on the CPENG Board . 

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Email: gmiller@cpengroup.org 



Mike Pijar

Mike is the Director of Manufacturing at ecore International. Prior to ecore, Mike held manufacturing leadership positions at Ross Technology, Dart Container and Ardex Engineered Cements / The W. W. Henry Company.

Mike was CEO/COO of Tank Services where he guided its strategic direction and growth. Prior to Tank Services, Mike was the General Manager of Berner International and Berner Energy Recovery. 

He also worked at Armstrong World Industries.

He has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing operations, process improvement, organizational change, new product development and management.


Heather Uczynski

Heather has been working as a business psychologist and executive coach for the past 10 years.  She has assisted many people in making a successful transition to management, as well as coaching those who have needed to take their people skills to the next level. 

Heather has developed a specialty in the field of emotional intelligence.  She believes passionately in the importance of ensuring employees are in the right positions, then treating them well, and rewarding them for good performance.

Another of Heather’s services is hiring consultation.  She uses an online assessment to help organizations make sure they are hiring and promoting the right people.  Heather also helps companies to resolve workplace conflicts that threaten to undermine productivity and profits.

Training on various employee-related topics is something Heather also enjoys.  She is known for her energetic, interactive style and for infusing humor into her presentations.

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Email: Heather@cpengroup.org 

Jm Watkins

Jim is an experienced leader with a diverse background.  In business, he has managed engineering, multi-site manufacturing, quality and regulatory departments.  He has led cross-functional teams, including international partners.

Outside of work, Jim is active in his church, where he has held various executive leadership roles and committee chair positions.

Jim started and led a networking support group in New England when his employer released over 30 people.  

Upon return to PA, Jim joined, and became a leader in an executive networking group where he built a team that created best practices.  Jim is past President of CPENG and is the meeting facilitator in Harrisburg. 

Jim was elected to the role of President of  CPENG starting Jan 1, 2021.

Check the calendar page for dates and times of our regional meetings.

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Email  jwatkins@cpengroup.org


Kirsten Yurich

Kirsten is a dynamic and experienced executive who brings together teams, individuals, and stakeholders to create high-performing cultures that outperform expectations.  Kirsten has held executive roles in non-profit and advocacy organizations. She is a published author, research, invited speaker, and adjunct professor at multiple universities. Currently she brings together non-competing CEOs and business leaders as the facilitator of an executive peer-advisory group and provides executive coaching to its members. She is passionate about developing leaders to be better versions of themselves who make better decisions and achieve better results for their companies. 

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