Advisory Boards

The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering seeks advice and guidance from three advising bodies. The Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Board of Advisors, and the programmatic Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Council and Industrial Engineering Industry Advisory Council.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Board of Advisors

The MIE Department's Board of Advisors (MIE BoA) is composed of highly accomplished professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help develop the department strategically and position it for leadership and future success.

Dr. Keith Comeaux (Chair of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Board of Advisors)Deputy Chief Engineer, Mars 2020 Mission, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Pasadena, CA, USA.
Mr. Sidney E. Fuchs (Chair Emeritus of the MIE BoA and ME IAC), President and Chief Executive Officer, MacAulay Brown, Inc.; Dayton, OH, USA.
Captain David J. Giurintano, Retired, Former Rehabilitation Branch Chief of National Hansen’s Disease Programs, US Department of Health; Resides in Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Mr. Brandon Hoff (Chair of the Industrial Engineering Industry Advisory Council), Managing Director, Baker Hughes Process and Pipeline Services, Houston, TX.
Mr. Richard J. Juneau (ME IAC Chair Emeritus), Retired, Co-Founder, Former Owner, and Chief Executive Officer, International Manufacturers Representatives, Inc. (IMR); Resides in Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Mr. Kevin Miller (Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Council), President, Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream, LLC; Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Mr. C. Thomas Sands, DOTD Information Technology Director - Retired, State of Louisiana - Division of Administration, Office of Information Technology; Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Mr. John Stinson (IE IAC Chair Emeritus), President, Technology Engineers, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Dr. Gary Wooley (Chair of the  College of Engineering Dean's Aadvisory Council), President, Wooley & Associates Inc., Houston, TX, USA.
Dr. Tarek I. Zohdi, Professor and Vice Chair for Instruction, Mechanical Engineering Department; Chair of the Engineering Science ProgramUniversity of California--Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA.
 
Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Council

The Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Council (ME IAC) consists of accomplished professionals who volunteer their time and insights to help improve and enhance the Mechanical Engineering programs. They provide guidance and feedback on the curricula and all educational programmatic aspects. They also assist the Department in fundraising and acquiring resources for the program, and elevating its visibility in industry.

Dr. Daniel C. Allgood, R&D Engineer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John C. Stennis Space Center, MS, USA.
Mr. Brian Blades, Maintenance Manager, ExxonMobil, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Dr. Keith Comeaux,  Deputy Chief Engineer, Mars 2020 Mission, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Pasadena, CA, USA.
Mr. Sidney E. Fuchs, President and Chief Executive Officer, MacAulay Brown, Inc., Dayton, OH, USA.
Mr. Corey T. Grimsley (ME IAC Member Emeritus), Baton Rouge LA, USA.
Mr. Fred Gillespie, Sr. Project Manager, KBR, Houston TX, USA.

Captain David J. Giurintano, Retired, Former Rehabilitation Branch Chief of National Hansen’s Disease Programs, US Department of Health; Resides in Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

Mr. Cliff Hebert, Reliability & Maintenance Director, Packaging & Specialty Plastics, The DOW Chemical Company, Plaquemine, LA, USA.
Mr. John Hebert (ME IAC Member Emeritus)Maintenance Group Leader, The DOW Chemical Company, Plaquemine, LA, USA.
Mr. Richard J. Juneau, Retired - Co-Founder, Former Owner, and Chief Executive Officer, International Manufacturers Representatives, Inc. (IMR); Resides in Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Dr. Ann T. Leger, Senior Research Engineer, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX, USA.
Mr. Andrew Mallow, Executive Director, National Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Michoud, LA, USA.
Mr. Scott Mcleod, Retired - Drilling Operations Manager, Chevron UK, Caltex, Indonesia.
Mr. Kevin Miller (Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Council), President, Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream, LLC; Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Mr. Andy Pilney (ME IAC Member Emeritus), Technical Lead - GOM Facilities, Sr Staff Facilities Engineer, Shell Exploration & Production Company, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Ms. Missy Rogers, President, NOBLE Plastics, Grand Coteau, LA, USA.

Mr. Matt Rouse, Manager of Engineering, CDI Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

Mr. Brent St. Blanc, Retired, The DOW Chemical Company, Plaquemine, LA, USA.
Mr. William W. St. Cyr (ME IAC Member Emeritus), Retired, Manager, Science and Technology Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John C. Stennis Space Center, MS, USA.
Dr. Oniluan Tamunobere, Production Manager, Heat Pipe Technology, a subsidiary of MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, Tampa, FL, USA.
Dr. Gary Wooley, President, Wooley & Associates Inc., Houston, TX, USA.
Dr. Kevin Zanca (ME IAC Member Emeritus)Senior Mechanical Engineer, SensorWise, Inc., Houston, TX, USA.
Mr. Christopher ZielewskiRetired, ExxonMobil Chemical Co, Baton Rouge, USA.
 
Industrial Engineering Industry Advisory Council

The Industrial Engineering Industry Advisory Council (IE IAC) is composed of industry and government professionals who seek to improve and enhance the IE program through curriculum review, assisting the department in fundraising and acquiring resources for the program, and elevating its visibility in industry.

Mr. Craig Brown, Cooper Industries.
Mr. Taren Daigle, North American Region Engineering and Maintenance Controlling Manager , BASF, Houston, TX, USA.
Mr. Ryan Cojoe, Director, Opportune, Houston, TX, USA.
Mr. Tom Cooper, General Manager, Tennessee/Gulf Coast Region GE Healthcare, Franklin, TN, USA.
Mr. Patrick Guillot, Crude Oil Trader, Freepoint Commodities,  Houston, TX, USA.
Ms. Stephanie Guillot, Senior Planner, WSP, Houston, TX, USA. 
Ms. Beth Gutweiler, Partner/Principal - Ernst and Young, Houston, TX, USA. 
Mr. Brandon Hoff (Chair of the Industrial Engineering Industry Advisory Council), Managing Director, Baker Hughes Process and Pipeline Services, Houston, TX, USA..
Mr. John Stinson (IE IAC Chair Emeritus), President, Technology Engineers, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Mr. Mohit 'Mo' Vij, President, General Informatics Louisiana Business & Technology Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Ms. María Vidaurre White, Project Manager Tindall Corporation, Moss Point, MS, USA.