Advisory Boards

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

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 ComeauxCuriosity Mars Probe Flight Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Pasadena, CA, USA.
Mr. Sidney E. Fuchs (Chair Emeritus of MIE BoA and ME IAC), President and Chief Executive Officer, MacAulay Brown, Inc.; Dayton, OH, USA.
Captain David J. Giurintano (Chair of MIE BoA and ME IAC), Retired, Former Rehabilitation Branch Chief of National Hansen’s Disease Programs, US Department of Health; Resides in Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Mr. Brandon Hoff, Managing Director, Baker Hughes Process and Pipeline Services.
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, Sr. Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream, LLC; Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Mr. C. Thomas Sands, DOTD Information Technology Director, State of Louisiana - Division of Administration, Office of Information Technology; Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Tom.Sands@la.gov
Mr. John Stinson (Chair of IE IAC), President, Technology Engineers, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA, USA. 225-752-6277 jstinson@technologyengineers.com
Dr. Gary Wooley (Chair CoE DAC), 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 Committee

The Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Committee (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, PBF Energy, Chalmette, LA, USA.
Dr. Keith Comeaux, Curiosity Mars Probe Flight Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA.
Mr. Sidney E. Fuchs (Chair Emeritus of MIE BoA and ME IAC), President and Chief Executive Officer, MacAulay Brown, Inc., Dayton, OH, USA.
Mr. Corey T. Grimsley (ME IAC Member Emeritus), Baton Rouge LA, USA.
Captain David J. Giurintano (Chair of MIE BoA and ME IAC), Retired, Former Rehabilitation Branch Chief of National Hansen’s Disease Programs, US Department of Health; Resides in Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Mr. John Hebert, Maintenance Group Leader, DOW Chemical Company, Plaquemine, LA, USA.
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.
Dr. Ann T. Leger, Senior Research Engineer, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX, USA.
Mr. Scott Mcleod, Drilling Operations Manager, Chevron UK, Caltex, Indonesia.
Mr. Kevin Miller, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 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. 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. Gary Wooley (Chair CoE DAC)Prsident, Wooley & Associates Inc., Houston, TX, USA.
Dr. Kevin Zanca (ME IAC Member Emeritus)Senior Mechanical Engineer, SensorWise, Inc., Houston, TX, USA.
 
Industrial Engineering Industry Advisory Committee

The Industrial Engineering Industry Advisory Committee (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.

John Stinson President, Technology Engineers, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA, USA. 225-752-6277 jstinson@technologyengineers.com
Craig Brown Cooper Industries, danielcraigbrown@gmail.com
Ryan Cojoe Director, Opportune, Houston , TX, USA. 214-334-4386 ryan.rcojoe@gmail.com
Taren Daigle North American Region Engineering and Maintenance Controlling Manager - BASF, Houston, TX  taren.daigle@basf.com
Patrick Guillot Crude Oil Trader, Freepoint Commodities wpguillot@yahoo.com
Stephanie Guillot Senior Planner  - WSP, Houston, TX, USA. stephanie.p.guillot@gmail.com  
Beth Gutweiler Partner/Principal - Ernst and Young bethgutweiler@gmail.com 
Brandon Hoff (Chair IE IAB) Managing Director Baker Hughes Process Pipeline and Services brandon.hoff@bhge.com
Mohit 'Mo' Vij President General Informatics Louisiana Business & Technology Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. 225-767-7670 mo@geninf.com
Tom Cooper General Manager, Tennessee/Gulf Coast Region GE Healthcare, Franklin, TN
María Vidaurre White Project Manager Tindall Corporation, Moss Point, MS