IEEE Fellow John Vig is the 2008 President-Elect, having received 17 805 votes in the annual IEEE election. Senior Member Pedro Ray came in second, with 13 626 votes; Senior Member Marc Apter received 11 068 votes.
Vig begins his term as IEEE President on 1 January 2009, succeeding 2008 President Lewis Terman. Vig retired in 2000 after 36 years of service as an electronics engineer leading R&D programs at the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center, in Fort Monmouth, N.J. He is a consultant to Systems Planning Corp., in Colts Neck, N.J., which produces electronics and computer software for U.S. government agencies.
Vig was a member of the IEEE Board of Directors in 2002, 2003, and 2005 and has held numerous volunteer positions within the institute. He was founding president of the IEEE Sensors Council.