The goal of the Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is to provide support and assistance to the Engineering Program from the business and industrial community (constituents).
The IAB sponsors the Faculty Excellence Award given every year to a fulltime Engineering Program faculty member who has demonstrated excellence inside and outside of the classroom. The award is presented to the faculty member during the annual Engineers Week banquet.
The Board is a volunteer group, currently comprised of representatives from 13 local industries that meets on the McNeese State University campus twice per year (first Thursday in October and April). The current member companies and representatives are listed below.
|Citgo Petroleum Corporation||Ryan Vining
|Planning Unit Supervisor
Reformer Automation Manager
|Phillips 66||Scot Tyler
Project Engineering Director
|Polaris Engineering||Gerry Obluda
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Process Engineering Manager
|Firestone Polymers||Karl Heimbach
Plant Engineering Manager
|Energy Transfer||Jonathan Parker
Vice President, LNG Operations
|Lechtenberg Consulting||Weejee Lechtenberg||President|
|Axiall Corporation||Todd Honeycutt
|Quality and Training Director
|ReCon Management Services||Alex Boti
Instrument/Electrical Dep. Manager
|Sasol North America||Patricia Heinen
Process Engineering Manager Regional Growth Manager
|Meyer & Associates||Byron Racca||Project Engineer|
|Westlake Chemical Corp.||Joel Stromer
|W.R. Grace Catalysts||Marvin Williams||Systems Engineer|
|Lyondell/Basell||David Nixon||Maintenance Manager|
The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2015.
If you like to represent your company on the Industrial Advisory Board, contact Dr. Nikos Kiritsis (email@example.com).