Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

Mechanical Engineering Program Industrial Advisory Board

At the start of the 2012-13 academic year, the program established a new Industrial Advisory Board (MEGN-IAB), composed of leaders representing a wide spectrum of industrial organizations located in Michigan. One of the most important objectives for the industrial advisory board is to contribute to the program’s strategic success. The MEGN-IAB will focus on aspects of the engineering program’s relationship with business and industry, and address such issues as:

  •  Determining the steps required to improve and expand the mechanical engineering program’s current relationships with business and industry and how to improve it.
  •  Helping the engineering program build a better image and recognition in Michigan and other surrounding states.
  •  Providing industry perspective to the department in assessing undergraduate mechanical engineering program.
  •  Assessing the level of competency of the mechanical engineering program graduates and provide input on course and curriculum improvements.
  •  Helping the mechanical engineering program to attract research grants, student design projects, internships, awards, etc., from industry

 

The MEGN-IAB will meet at two times annually (preferably in October, and March). Usually,the meetings will be held on the University of Michigan-Flint campus. The agendas will reflect the interests of the mechanical engineering program and the MEGN-IAB members.

Membership:

MEGN-IAB membership will consist of members from industry and related organizations. It will be by invitation from the MEGN program faculty and the Board. The members will serve for a minimum of three-year terms and there will be no term limits for membership. The Board will be chaired by the Department Chair or the Mechanical Engineering Program Director or a senior Mechanical Engineering Program Faculty. The Director for The Office of Development and Alumni Relations of University of Michigan-Flint will be a member of the Board. Other University and School administrators and faculty will be invited to attend the meetings as appropriate.

The Board Chair shall:

  •  Coordinate the Board meetings
  •  Prepare meeting agendas in collaboration with the members
  •  Provide leadership in helping the Board in achieving its goals and objectives
  •  Work with the Board in recruiting new members for achieving diversity

 

Engineering Industrial Advisory Board Members
March, 2015

 

NAME

COMPANY

EMAIL

Asghar, Ali

Yazaki

Ali.asghar@us.yazaki.com

Baker, Mark

CPI Fluid Engineering

mrba@cpifluideng.com

Bauer, Glen

GM Casting, Engine & Transmission Ctr

glen.bauer@gm.com

Benjamin, Robert "Bob"

GM Casting, Engine & Transmission Ctr

robert.benjamin@gm.com

Bently, Shaun

Dasi Solutions

shaun@dasi-solutions.com

Carpenter, Brandon

SanLuis Rassini Brakers

bcarpen@sanluisrassini.com

Evangelista, Jim (Interim)

Shiloh Industries

jjevangelista@shiloh.com

Garcia, Elisia

M CIV USARMY TARDEC (US)

elisia.m.garcia.civ@mail.mil

Gerrish, John

GM Casting, Engine & Transmission Ctr

john.gerrish@gm.com

Howard-Collin, Darryl

GM

dhowardc@gmail.com

Kemmer, Ray

Lear Corporation

rkemmer@lear.com

Khatib, Nazib

TMI Climate Solutions

nkhatib@tmiclimatesolutions.com

Kus, Christopher

Faurecia

ckus@hotmail.com

LaVene, Leon

BAE Industries, Inc.

llavene@baeind.com

Leece, Adam

North American Lighting

aeleece@gmail.com

McKinnon, James

Peter Brasso Associates

jmckinnon@pbanet.com

Morello, Brent

Ford

b-morello@live.com

Murray, Jr., Neil G.

TRW Automotive Electronics

ngmurray@comcast.net

Murshed, Mahboob

GM, Sag Metal Casting Op

mahboobmurshed@msn.com

Nottingham, Marsha

Delphi

marsha.nottingham@delphi.com

Phinisee, Rashaun "Shaun"

Ford Motor Company

rphinise@ford.com

Polidan, Jessica

Magna Seating

Jessica.polidan@magna.com

Rahman, Khwaja M.

GM Global Electrical Systems, Infotainment and Electrification

khwaja.rahman@gm.com

Siddique, Saiful

Ford Motor Company

saifulsiddique@aol.com

Sivakumar, Jayaraman

GM Powertrain

Jayaraman.sivakumar@gm.com

Skorski, Steve

 

steveskorski@yahoo.com

Tanasi, German

GM-Powertrain- Pontiac

German.tanasi@prodigy.net

Webber, Donald "Don"

TMI Climate Solutions

dwebber@tmiclimatesolutions.com