Advisory Board

The MAE Department maintains an External Advisory Board (EAB) to assist the Department with a number of strategic initiatives as well as provide guidance toward our goals of continuous improvement. The EAB serves an advisory role on curriculum changes, accreditation and professional education of our students, and consults with the department chair and the faculty on important issues affecting the Department. EAB members are invited to join the EAB by the department chair in consultation with the MAE faculty and is comprised of thought leaders from across industry, government and academia, while representing the depth and breadth of the mechanical and aerospace engineering disciplines. The EAB members volunteer their time and service in support of MAE’s commitment to excellence in engineering education.

MAE External Advisory Board, November 2019

External Advisory Board Members

EAB Chair
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Riemer (USAF Retired)

Riemer & Associates, LLC

Dr. Terrence L. Aselage
Senior Manager, Materials Division
Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Charles Benedict
BEC Companies

Mr. David D. Boree
W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Mr. Joaquin H. Castro
Manager, DoD Marketing and Strategy
Aerojet Rocketdyne

Mr. Ed Duran
General Manager, Installations Engineering
General Electric Aviation

Mr. Michael C. Gatz
Intellectual Property Division
Caterpillar Inc.,

Mr. Frank Gillette
Pratt & Whitney (retired)

Dr. Robert E. James
NG Fellow-2   Structural Analysis
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Dr. Gary Miller
Executive Vice President
Exactech, Inc.

Ms. Samantha Mirabel
Harris Corporation

Ms. Louise Scott
Vice President Customer Service
VP and Region CIO
Georgia Power Company

Dr. Robert Sierakowski
Retired Chief Scientist

Dr. Jack Sparks
Systems Engineering Research Facilities

Dr. Karlin Toner        
Director, Global Strategy
International Affairs
Federal Aviation Administration

Dr. Juan Vitali
Chief Engineer and Special Assistant to the Director
U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency

Dr. Mitchell B. Waldman
Corporate Vice President
Huntington Ingalls Industries