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External Advisory Board

Composed of distinguished alumni and friends of the Department, the Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board provides counsel to faculty, mentoring to students, volunteer leadership in experiential-learning programs, advocacy for the Department and vital connections to industry.

External Advisory Board members are appointed to a term of up to 3 years by the ME Department Chair. Upon completion of the term, a member may be reappointed at the discretion of the ME department Chair.

Current board members

Name Grad. Year Affiliation
David Barr Director, Boeing Programs, Hexcel
Jon Bishay Bardy Diagnostics
Anders Brown’92 B.S., ’94 M.S.President, Radius, Inc.
Steve Chisholm’86 B.S.The Boeing Company
Stanley Gent President and CEO, Seattle Steam Company
Carl Hergart Director of Advanced Powertrain, PACCAR
Peter W. Janicki’89 M.S.President and CEO, Janicki Industries, Inc.
Michael C. Kintner-Meyer’94 Ph.D.Energy-Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Paul Leonard Principal, Leonard Consulting, LLC
Tom Loutzenheiser’83 B.S.Executive Vice President of Business Development, PRECO Electronics
Jill McCallum President, Pacific Rim Aerospace Corporation
Hamid Mortazavi’82 M.S., ’89 Ph.D.Research Specialist, SEMS/Corporate Research Lab
Ron Prosser’70 B.S.Chairman and CEO, Green Charge Networks
James M. Reichman PACCAR, Inc. (retired)
Donald Sandoval’91 M.S., ’95 Ph.D.Senior Research Physicist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Robert K. Schneider’71 B.S., ’73 M.S., ’76 MBAPresident, D. Hittle & Associates, Inc.
K. Michael Sekins’81 Ph.D.Director of Applications, Innovations Department, Ultrasound Division Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Fred Silverstein’72 M.D.UW Clinical Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, and General Partner, Frazier & Co. (retired)
John T. Slattery Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Education, UW School of Medicine
Tim Stearns’90 B.A.Senior Energy Policy Specialist, State Energy Office, Washington State Dept. of Commerce
Al Stephan’82 B.S.CEO, Stratos Biosystems LLC
Tina Toburen’92 B.S., ’94 M.S.T2E3 – Energy Efficiency Enterprises
Gil Wootton’89 B.S.Accenture