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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Industry Advisory Board

The WSU College of Engineering Industry Advisory Board is comprised of individuals representing a number of different industries within the state of Kansas and on a national level.  When possible, individuals sitting on the Industry Advisory Board are also graduates of the WSU College of Engineering.  The dean of the college relies on these board members for feedback on industry engineering needs, curriculum updates and their input on how to provide students with experienced-based learning opportunities alongside fundamental technical knowledge.  The board meets once each semester, generally coinciding with the WSU Foundation National Advisory Council Meetings.

Industry Advisory Board Members

Julie-Ellen Acosta, ’80, ’84, Vice President, Prototyping and Supply & Operations Chain, Phantom Works, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
David Bernstorf, ’72, Owner, BCX Consulting, LLC
Lynn Bertuglia, ’76,  Senior Project Manager, Black & Veatch
Tom Bisges, Bombardier Learjet
Ruth David, ’75, President/CEO, Anser
Kelly Harrison, ’81, ’85, ’94, Vice President, Transmission, Westar Energy, Inc.
Thomas Hilpert, Beechcraft
Cindy Hoover, ’90, Vice President 737 Max Program, Spirit AeroSystems
John Lovitt, ’68, Retired CEO, Pattern Insight
Ihssane Mounir, ’94, ’96, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing - Greater China & Korea, Boeing Commercial
John O'Leary, Airbus North America Engineering, Inc.
Joe Pinto, Senior Vice President for Technical Support Services, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Peter Salmeron, Retired owner, Complete Landscaping Systems, Inc.
John Tush, ’88, Co-Owner/Engineering Consultant, CertTech, LLC.
Michael Thacker, Vice President of Engineering, Cessna Aircraft Company
John Wadsworth, ’79, Owner, Piping and Equipment
Jim Mahoney, Executive Vice President of Operations, Koch Industries