Industry Relations

The College of Engineering, under the leadership of Dr. James G. Ladesic, the Associate Dean for Industry Relations, actively works to pursue relationships with industry for the purpose of providing students and faculty real-world problems to solve for real customers. Our industry relations form a key component of our student career placement at graduation, as well as providing industry-experienced educators for the classroom.

Dean's Advisory Board

The College of Engineering Dean's Advisory Board is a distinguished panel of industry and business leaders, alumni, and friends whose purpose is to help shape the direction of the college and fulfill its vision by:

  • Providing expertise, perspective, and strategic counsel to the dean
  • Being a strong and enthusiastic advocate, supporter, and champion for the college
  • Helping the college enhance its national prestige and strengthen industry, government, and local community ties and relations
  • Being engaged and providing assistance in fundraising activities and goals

Mr. Stephen Altemus
President
Intuitive Machines

Mr. Brij Bhargava
President
Ashman Technologies
Managing Member
Aircraft Propulsion Technologies, LLC

Dr. James Cairns
President and Executive Director
The Cairns Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Kristen Dreggors
Director
Vehicle Engineering & Products
East Coast Center of Excellence
Northrop Grumman Corp.

Mr. Brian Durrence
Vice President of Engineering
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Ms. Maryam Ghyabi
President
Ghyabi and Associates

Dr. Fred Y. Hadaegh
Senior Scientist, Associate Chief Technologist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

Dr. Allen Haggerty
Vice President Boeing Military Aircraft & Missiles (Retired)
The Boeing Company
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Board Co-chair

Mr. Charles E. Hix
Director of Propulsion Systems
The Boeing Company

Dr. George Leitmann
Professor, Associate Dean
UC Berkeley

Dr. Richard Madden
Retired
NASA and BBN Technologies 

Mr. John Maris
President
Marinvent Corporation

Mr. James A. Marquis
President
Kimchuck, Inc.

Mr. Ken Nagengast
Vice President
Global Technology and Group CTO
Teledyne Marine

Dr. Dan Nale
Senior Vice President, Programs, Engineering, Test
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Mr. Gus Ordonez
Managing Director
Hamilton Sundstrand

Mr. Humberto L.R. Perieira
Vice President of Engineering
Embraer

Mr. Paulo Pires
Managing Director
Engineering and Technology Center
Embraer

Mr. Donald J. Pointer
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation

Mr. Louis C. Seno
Chairman Emeritus
Jet Support Services, Inc.

Mr. Trevor J. Stedke
Vice President
Aircraft Technical Services
Southwest Airlines Co.

Ms. Nicole P. Stott
Astronaut
NASA JSC

Mr. Homayoun Talieh
President and CEO
Encore Solar Inc.

Ms. Karen Thompson
Chief Technologist
Kennedy Space Center

Dr. James M. Tien
Distinguished Professor & Dean
College of Engineering
University of Miami

Mr. Albert L. Winn
Vice President, Apache Programs (Retired)
Integrated Defense Systems
The Boeing Company

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