CORONADO, CALIF. — Recognizing service to the society and profession, IDSA inducted David Kusuma, Kenneth Schory and Tucker Veimeister into its Academy of Fellows.
Kusuma founded the Industrial Designers Society of America Materials and Processes Section and, last year, the International Professional Interest Section. He chaired the national membership development committee in 1995-96 and established an IDSA growth road map that continues to produce results. Kusuma is a plastics design specialist with joint venture Exatec LLC of Wixom, Mich.
Schory of Kettering, Ohio, chaired the 1998 IDSA national conference and formerly was IDSA's Mideast district vice president. In March, he was selected as the Nierenberg chair of design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He was director of industrial design with NCR Corp. through May and continues as NCR external consultant.
Veimeister contributes to the industry as a consultant, educator, writer, speaker and juror, and was the 1995 IDSA national conference chair. He is creative director with Frogdesign Inc. in New York, has work in permanent collections at museums and has instructed at Parsons School of Design and Yale University's industrial design department.