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External Advisory Board

Left to right (standing): David Miller, Justin E. Mirro, Andy Micallef, Jim Isaacson, Katherine Avery Vozar, Jeff Makarewicz, Laura A. Wojcik Left to right (seated): Carla J. Bailo, Tom Shih, Ellen Arruda, Roberta Zald, Randy Visintainer

Mechanical Engineering EAB group portrait taken in GG Brown Building on 11-2-2018

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.

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 ShihTom Shih

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Purdue University

Randy VisintainerRandy Visintainer

Director for Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Motor Company

Katherine Avery VozarKatherine Vozar

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

President and Principal Consultant

L.A. Wojcik & Associates, LLC.

Emeritus EAB Members

Carla BailoCarla J. Bailo

President and CEO

Center for Automotive Research

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


J. Gary SmythJ. Gary Smyth

Executive Director Global Research & Development (retired)

General Motors Company

Roberta ZaldRoberta Zald, P.E.

Technical Product Marketing Consultant
Senior Program Manager (Retired)