Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

At the start of the 2012-13 academic year, the program established an Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (EIAB), composed of leaders representing a wide spectrum of industrial organizations located in Michigan. One of the most important objectives for the EIAB is to contribute to the program’s strategic success. The EIAB will focus on aspects of the engineering program’s relationship with business and industry, and address such issues as:

  • Determining the steps required to improve and expand the Engineering Program’s current relationships with business and industry and how to improve it.
  • Helping the Engineering Program build a better image and recognition in Michigan and other surrounding states.
  • Providing industry perspective to the department in assessing undergraduate mechanical engineering program.
  • Assessing the level of competency of the mechanical engineering program graduates and provide input on course and curriculum improvements.
  • Helping the Engineering Program to attract research grants, student design projects, internships, awards, etc., from industry

The EIAB meets bi-annually (preferably in October, and March). The meetings are held on the University of Michigan-Flint campus. The agendas reflect the interests of the Engineering Program and the EIAB members.


EIAB membership consists of members from industry and related organizations. It is by invitation from the Engineering Program faculty and the Board. The members will serve for a minimum of three-year terms and there will be no term limits for membership. The Director for The Office of Development and Alumni Relations of University of Michigan-Flint will be a member of the Board. Other University and School administrators and faculty will be invited to attend the meetings as appropriate.

The Board Chair shall:
  • Coordinate the Board meetings
  • Prepare meeting agendas in collaboration with the members
  • Provide leadership in helping the Board in achieving its goals and objectives
  • Work with the Board in recruiting new members for achieving diversity

Engineering Industrial Advisory Board Members - March, 2015


Asghar, Ali


Baker, Mark

CPI Fluid Engineering

Bauer, Glen

GM Casting, Engine & Transmission Ctr

Benjamin, Robert "Bob"

GM Casting, Engine & Transmission Ctr

Bently, Shaun

Dasi Solutions

Carpenter, Brandon

SanLuis Rassini Brakers

Evangelista, Jim (Interim)

Shiloh Industries

Garcia, Elisia


Gerrish, John

GM Casting, Engine & Transmission Ctr

Howard-Collin, Darryl


Kemmer, Ray

Lear Corporation

Khatib, Nazib

TMI Climate Solutions

Kus, Christopher


LaVene, Leon

BAE Industries, Inc.

Leece, Adam

North American Lighting

McKinnon, James

Peter Brasso Associates

Morello, Brent


Murray, Jr.,
Neil G.

TRW Automotive


GM, Sag Metal Casting Op

Nottingham, Marsha


Phinisee, Rashaun "Shaun"

Ford Motor Company

Polidan, Jessica

Magna Seating

Rahman, Khwaja M.

GM Global Electrical Systems, Infotainment and Electrification

Siddique, Saiful

Ford Motor Company

Sivakumar, Jayaraman

GM Powertrain

Skorski, Steve

Tanasi, German

GM-Powertrain- Pontiac

Webber, Donald "Don"

TMI Climate Solutions