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Advisory Boards
The Positive Impact of Partnerships

The School of Engineering Industrial and Professional Advisory Councils and the Industrial Advisory Board support the School in several ways. They help the School meet the constantly changing landscape of engineering education, provide student internship opportunities, help assess strengths and weaknesses of current curriculum, bring contemporary issues and directions to the attention of the administration and faculty, help students develop employment contacts and add credibility to the engineering programs.

If you are interested in serving on the School of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board or a Departmental Advisory Council, please contact Karen Wicks in the Dean's office for more information at 618.650.5020 or

School of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

Willem F. Bakker, Executive Director
Information Technology Coalition of
Innovate St. Louis
James Heinz

"I have been active on Advisory Boards for both the Department of Construction and the School of Engineering for many years. Being involved at the advisory level as a professional and SIUE alumnus has allowed me to give back to the department and school that formed the foundation of my career. It is a rewarding experience to work with the other professionals on the Advisory Board to make the SIUE School of Engineering and the individual departments the best they can be."

James (Jim) J. Heinz, '83 BS Construction, LEED AP
Executive Vice President
WPCS International Inc.
St. Louis

James Heinz

"SIUE continues to grow and evolve and has become "the place" to go to school. I'm proud to be a part of this. The Advisory Board allows me to stay in touch professionally with the Dean, professors, students and fellow alumni. Our company relies on SIUE as a resource for outstanding engineering graduates, and we are able to provide input and advice on our educational needs. We have effective communication on the Advisory Board, sharing ideas on how to improve our industry through the University and how to improve the University through the industry. Bringing these ideas together helps both parties and the Advisory Board allows this connection. "

Bruce Schopp, '82 BSE Civil Engineering
President & COO, Oates Associates Inc.

Mike Blakey
Assistant Operations Manager
Process Support
Anheuser-Busch Cos.
Paul J. Galeski
Chairman & CEO
Maverick Technologies

Kay Guse
Director EO&T Policies,
Procedures & Processes
The Boeing Co.

James J. Heinz
Executive Vice President
WPCS International Inc.

Todd Korte
President & CEO
The Korte Co.

Rich Oller
Oller Engineering
Jeff Pitts
General Manager
Anheuser-Busch Cos.
Robert A. Roseman
Ehrhardt Tool & Machine Co. Inc.
Bruce P. Schopp
Principal/Senior Structural Engineer
Oates Associates Inc.

School of Engineering Industrial and Professional Advisory Councils (IPAC)

Civil Engineering

Garry Aronberg, Kuhlmann Design Group

Geri Boyer, Kaskaskia Engineering Group LLC

Tom Cissell, Oates Associates Inc.

Pat Judge, Gonzalez Companies LLC

Charles Juneau, Juneau Associates Inc. P.C.

Vicki LaRose, Civil Design Inc.

Scott Miller, MiTek Industries

Sue Mueller, Mueller Engineering

Ted Nemsky, IDOT

Ruofei Sun, Cannon Design

Computer Science

Ben Carmitchel, ESS Data Recovery Inc.

Roger Germann, Gliacom Corp.

Kathy Henely, Perficient

Mike McCoy, The Boeing Co.

Derik Reiser, Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Paul Schiebel, Jaros Technologies

David West, Monsanto Co.

Construction Management

Tonya Beesley, Baker Concrete Construction

Brad Barnard, S. M. Wilson & Co.

Tom Buchheit, BRIC Partnership LLC

Ken Cates, Northstar Mgmt. Co. LLC

Ron Covarrubias, Northstar Mgmt. Co. LLC

Michael Dunda, Ameren Services

Tim Garvey, Southern Illinois Builders Association

Phillip Hocher, Pace Construction Co.

Tim Holland, Kay Bee Electric Co.

Daniel Hunyar, Walton Construction

Jason Mantle, The Korte Co.

James Peterson

Matthew Pfund, Tarlton Corp.

John Wendler

Ron Wiese, J. S. Alberici Construction

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mike Basler, Basler Electric Co.

John Bechtoldt

Mike Blakey, Anheuser-Busch Cos.

Joseph Brinker, The Boeing Co.

Jeff Burnworth, Basler Electric Co.

James Fowler, J.F. Electric Inc.

Paul J. Galeski, Maverick Technologies

Dan James, Emerson Electric Co.

Tyria Riley, The Boeing Co.

Ronald J. Schaefer, Bitrode Corp.

Jeffrey Stumpf

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Mark Chrissos, McGrath and Associates/Covidien

Ms. M. Kay Guse, The Boeing Co.

Mr. Robert E. McClellan, Hortica

Dr. Michael S. McCoy, The Boeing Co.

Ms. Shendorah R. Nalls, The Boeing Co.

John Durako, UPS

Jeff Bothe, FKI Logistex Material Handling Solutions

Mechanical Engineering

Bill Alexander, The Dow Chemical Co.

Jamison Bloebaum, Heideman Associates Inc.

Eric L. Brault, Henneman Engineering Inc

Steve Bright, Basler Electric Co.

Richard W. Burns, The Boeing Co.

Jeff M. Daiber, CH2M Hill

Jerrod Hock, Alipro

Brad Korte, Highland Machine & Screw Products Co.

Tom Miller, Marcal Rope and Rigging Inc.

Tom Petrunich, US Steel

Charles R Saff, The Boeing Co.

Richard C. Smith, Fabritech Inc.

Timothy L. Stamate, Pearl Technology

Ming Zhang, Hussmann Corp.

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