Industrial Advisory Board

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The mission of the Industrial Advisory Board is to guide the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department with a vision and to provide insight for improving the department’s service to all its constituencies and stakeholders, including students, alumni, faculty, industry and the community. The IAB provides guidance and necessary support to the department in assessment of the curriculum, both existing and proposed, and evaluation of student outcomes. It also provides the department with future trends and employment needs in industry.

IAB Board Members:

  • Tom Babb – Advanced Technology Complex
  • Russ Blum – Lockheed Martin
  • Matt Breaux – Schneider Electric
  • John Conroy - Peerless Manufacturing
  • Siva Gopalnarayanan - Peerless Manufacturing
  • Lee Green – Goodson Engineering
  • Vikas Gupta – Texas Instruments
  • Syed Hamid – Halliburton
  • Jung Han – PepsiCo
  • Jim Hockett – Sylvania
  • Rakibul Islam – Weber Aircraft
  • Majeed Kawar – Peerless Manufacturing
  • Billy King – Exide Technologies
  • Doug Kirkley – Pepco Energy Services
  • Donald Lampe – Freese and Nichols
  • Finley Ledbetter – Group CBS
  • Scott Lee – BAE Systems
  • William Lee - Aguirre Roden
  • Bob Luczkowiak - Siemens
  • Jeff Marcel – Denbury Resources
  • Mike Marvin – Bell Helicopter
  • Randy Masey – General Dynamics
  • Rohn Olson – Bell Helicopter
  • Michael Page – Luminant Power
  • Carla Ruge - Advanced Technology Complex
  • Don Schapker – Lockheed Martin
  • Landon Sproull* – Peterbilt
  • Jeff Starcher – MP2 Energy
  • Jay Stell – Peerless Manufacturing
  • Billy Wicker – TXU Energy
  • Andrew Wong – ARAMARK
  • Mithat Yuce – Bell Helicopter
  • Allan Zhong - Halliburton

*IAB Chair