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TURKIYE CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jan 11, 2017

Transitioning from Engineering to Management

A mentoring event for Young AFCEANs was the chapter's first function of the year in January. The guest speaker was Dr. Mahmut Karadeniz, former vice president of ASELSAN Inc., and he spoke about transitioning from engineering to management. Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, introduced Karadeniz and thanked Yalcin Onyuru, CEO of Target Group, for hosting the event and Capt. Murat Dogen, TUAF, for organizing it. Karadeniz talked about how he became one of the first engineers at ASELSAN, how he established its research and development department and how he dealt with problems. He also mentioned good and bad experiences he faced in his 30 years with the company. Karadeniz emphasized the importance of a user-friendly system or product and that engineers are the treasurers of a company.

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Guest speaker Dr. Mahmut Karadeniz, former vice president of ASELSAN Inc., shares his experiences at a January chapter mentoring event.
Guest speaker Dr. Mahmut Karadeniz, former vice president of ASELSAN Inc., shares his experiences at a January chapter mentoring event.
Members attending the January event include (seated, l-r) Col. Yalcin Onyuru, TUA (Ret.), CEO, Target Group; Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president; Karadeniz; Esra Erkan, member, chapter board of directors; Capt. Zafer Betoner, TUN (Ret.), member, chapter board of directors; (standing, l-r) Col. Cem Kabakci, TUAF (Ret.), Target; Tolga Kanimturk, ASELSAN; Capt. K. Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary; Zafer Dokuzoglu; Serhat H. Bizimtuna, Tanju Karagoz, Berkant Tiyakioglu and Cihangir Tolga Yurdakul of ASELSAN; Lt. Col. Yucel Kuru, TUA (Ret.); Erdinc Oguz, chapter treasurer; Ahmet Oguz, student; Ertugrul Barak, ASELSAN; and Capt. Murat Dogen, TUAF.
Members attending the January event include (seated, l-r) Col. Yalcin Onyuru, TUA (Ret.), CEO, Target Group; Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president; Karadeniz; Esra Erkan, member, chapter board of directors; Capt. Zafer Betoner, TUN (Ret.), member, chapter board of directors; (standing, l-r) Col. Cem Kabakci, TUAF (Ret.), Target; Tolga Kanimturk, ASELSAN; Capt. K. Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary; Zafer Dokuzoglu; Serhat H. Bizimtuna, Tanju Karagoz, Berkant Tiyakioglu and Cihangir Tolga Yurdakul of ASELSAN; Lt. Col. Yucel Kuru, TUA (Ret.); Erdinc Oguz, chapter treasurer; Ahmet Oguz, student; Ertugrul Barak, ASELSAN; and Capt. Murat Dogen, TUAF.
Col. Buyukoner presents a certificate of appreciation to guest speaker Karadeniz at the January event.
Col. Buyukoner presents a certificate of appreciation to guest speaker Karadeniz at the January event.

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