Charalambos Marangos, Ph.D. – SME
Charalambos Marangos is an Industrial Engineering professional with concentrations in manufacturing, information systems, and operations research. Marangos has worked on projects with global manufacturing companies in the food, pharmaceutical, appliance, heavy equipment, textile, furniture, and industrial technology industries as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the US Navy, and the Healthcare Industry. He is co-founder of the Pennsylvania-based consulting company Zephyros, Inc.
A Lehigh University alumnus, he stays connected to the university through the Enterprise Systems Center, where he has functioned as a subject matter expert in the areas of manufacturing processes, scheduling, simulation, optimization, databases, hardware, and software for more than 25 years. Additionally, he regularly consults with doctoral students at Lehigh as an industry advisor in areas such as programming, operations research, optimization, simulation, agile supply chain and distribution. He regularly teaches Industrial Engineering and cross-disciplinary Engineering Minor courses at Lehigh.
Marangos specializes in deciphering complex technology tools and leveraging them for problem-solving. He stays current by teaching university-level and professional courses in technology areas such as CAD, optimization, linear programming, HTML and SAS while enrolling in advanced classes himself. He has completed multiple AspenTech Manufacturing Execution System (MES) training courses and recently the SAS Marketing Automation core training.
Marangos is a board member of the Upper Milford Youth Association, he is on the marketing committee at the Emmaus Main Street Partners – a Chamber of Commerce of the Lehigh Valley Association, and past member of Rotary International in the communications committee. He is a past member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Jennifer Marangos, M.A.
Jennifer Marangos brings more than two decades of experience in marketing communications to the Zephyros team, including extensive writing, editing and management experience with print and online publications. Jennifer has reported and written compelling articles that have won national recognition.
No matter what the platform, Jennifer loves to tell a good story and looks forward to sharing your story in a way that engages customers through a variety of traditional and new media channels.
Having earned an MA in Political Science and a BA in Journalism/Political Science from Lehigh University, Jennifer began her career as a newspaper reporter and editor, having focused her print journalism efforts on business reporting, with specializations in the health care and banking fields.
In her “off hours,” Jennifer runs elementary school book fairs, substitute teaches in Sunday school classrooms, cheers from soccer field sidelines and otherwise manages the busy schedules of the three men in her life – her husband and their two sons.