Joe Sussman is both Chief Accreditation Officer and Chief Information Officer. Since 2011, he has led ABET’s global accreditation operations, collaborating with the organization’s volunteer leadership in both tactical execution and strategic development of ABET’s accreditation practice.
Prior to joining ABET, Sussman spent 26 years as an engineering leader and senior business executive at Bayer AG, leading many of the company’s quality, manufacturing and IT efforts. After retiring from Bayer, he joined Deloitte Consulting, where he worked with many prominent global clients.
In addition to his industry background, and prior to joining ABET staff, Sussman served ABET for 24 years in nearly every volunteer capacity, including program evaluator, chair of the Engineering Accreditation Commission, representative director from ASME on the ABET Board of Directors and 2008-2009 ABET President.
Sussman earned his baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Columbia University. He is a fellow of ABET and ASME. In 2015, he was presented the Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award for his decades of service to ABET.
Sussman and his wife Sari are PADI Certified Advanced Open Water scuba divers. When they can escape their home in New York City, they love drift diving off the coast of Cozumel in Mexico.