Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

At the start of the 2012-13 academic year, the program established an Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (EIAB), composed of leaders representing a wide spectrum of industrial organizations located in Michigan. One of the most important objectives for the EIAB is to contribute to the program’s strategic success. The EIAB 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 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 Engineering Program to attract research grants, student design projects, internships, awards, etc., from industry

The EIAB meets bi-annually (preferably in October, and March). The meetings are held on the University of Michigan-Flint campus. The agendas reflect the interests of the Engineering Program and the EIAB members.


EIAB membership consists of members from industry and related organizations. It is by invitation from the Engineering 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 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 - 2019

Gembel, Kenneth Cosworth
Hossain, Mohammad Mynul FCA
Murray, Jr., Neil G. ZF TRW Active and Passive Safety
Nottingham, Marsha Delphi Technologies
Phinisee, Rashaun "Shaun" Ford Motor Company
Rusinek, John F. GM Powertrain Flint
Santavy, Anthony Mando/SAE Mid-Michigan
Vadari, Vish ZF TRW