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External Advisory Board

Left to right (standing): Alan R. Woodliff, Roberta Zald, Roger McCarthy, Katherine Avery Vozar, J. Gary Smyth, Jeff Makarewicz, Laura A. Wojcik, Doug Smith Left to right (seated): David Miller, Carla J. Bailo, Charles Hutchins, Ellen Arruda, Michael E. Korybalski, David E. Cole

The ME External Advisory Board

Nearly twenty distinguished friends and alumni of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, from industry, academia and government, comprise the ME External Advisory Board (EAB). The EAB is a valuable resource to the ME chair and the Department as a whole in shaping and meeting strategic goals. The EAB members meet on campus twice every year to discuss departmental vision, strategies and issues and provide advice to the chair.

Carla BailoCarla J. Bailo

President and CEO

Center for Automotive Research

Charles HutchinsCharles Hutchins

Co-Founder Manufacturing Data Systems (retired)

Manufacturing Data Systems

Jim IsaacsonJim Isaacson

Vice President of Quality and Engineering

Alucent Biomedical, Inc

Jeff MakarewiczJeff Makarewicz

Group Vice President

Toyota Motor North America R&D

Andy MicallefAndy Micallef

Executive Vice President, Global Operations

NXP Semiconductors

David MillerDavid Miller

Product Manager


Justin MirroJustin E. Mirro

Chairman & CEO Kensington

Capital Partners, LLC

John FederspielJohn Federspiel

Director, Starlink Product Engineering


Tom Shih

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Purdue University

J. Gary SmythJ. Gary Smyth

Executive Director Global Research & Development (retired)

General Motors Company

Randy VisintainerRandy Visintainer

Director for Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Motor Company

Katherine VozarKatherine Vozar

Director of Mechanical Engineering


Laura A. Wojcik, P.E.Laura A. Wojcik, P.E.

President and Principal Consultant

L.A. Wojcik & Associates, LLC.

Roberta Zald, P.E.Roberta Zald, P.E.

Technical Product Marketing Consultant
Senior Program Manager (Retired)


Emeritus EAB Members

Thomas J. DanilekThomas J. Danilek

Principal, Stillwater Interests

General Paul KernGeneral Paul Kern

Senior Counselor

The Cohen Group

Paul D. RogersPaul D. Rogers

Director, RDECOM-Tank Automotive