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ET - Industrial Advisory Board

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the IAB is to provide guidance, advice and support to assist the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Engineering  Technology Program in the Department of Engineering Technology at Texas State University . The Board provides an effective linkage between the Engineering Technology Program and  program constituencies including alumni, faculty, and industry. 

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the IAB are to:

  • Review the Program Educational Objective (PEO) periodically (every three years or as required based on the board’s evaluation).
  • Provide an independent, constructive assessment of the program and activities related to teaching, research, and service including a review of items such as: 1) faculty; 2) curriculum; 3) students; 4) administration; 5) equipment and facilities; and 6) alumni/industrial relations.
  • Act as a two-way conduit for communicating between the Department and alumni, industry and government.
  • Review the results of accreditation visits and provide advice and assistance to the Department in the development and maintenance of a continuous improvement plan.
  • Serve as an advocate for the Department with College dean and the University administration.
  • Adopt a proactive role in helping the Department to:
    • Acquire resources for faculty development.
    • Enhance and support student professional society activities.
    • Help students find full-time job /internship positions.
    • Identify potential industrial partners and projects for Senior Design course.
    • Assist in laboratory development.
    • Support fundraising activities and events.
  • Develop the necessary procedures and guidelines for various functions of the IAB.
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  • Dr. Hector T Hinojosa
    Principal Geoscientist & Founder
    Cordillera Geo-Services, LLC

    Mr. Jack Krohmer
    Managing Partner
    Control Networks Plus

    Ms. Valerie Little
    Industrial Engineering Manager
    Applied Materials

    Mr. Peter Macler
    Management and Engineering Consultant
    Peter E. Macler Associates, PLLC

    Dr. Sam Matson
    Energy Manager
    CMC Americas

    Mr. James Mulhall
    CUE Planning Group leader
    Tokyo Electron America

    Mr. Wayne Wheatley
    Worldwide Operations Sr. Director
    Global Supply Chain

  • Dr. Earl Ingram
    President
    Ingram Readymix, I

    Mr. Greg Jurrens
    Principal Technical Sales
    DBJ Systems, LLC

    Ms. Valerie Little
    Industrial Engineering Manager
    Applied Materials

    Mr. Peter Macler
    Management and Engineering Consultant
    Peter E. Macler Associates, PLLC

    Dr. Sam Matson
    Energy Manager
    CMC Americas

    Mr. Eric Meyer
    President
    Oil City Iron Works, Inc.

    Mr. James Mulhall
    Tokyo Electron America
    TEL US Installation & CUE Planning Group leader

    Mr. Wayne Wheatley
    Worldwide Operations Sr. Director
    Global Supply Chain

  • Erling LaSalle, Engineering Technology alumnus and a new member of our IAB, gave a presentation at the October 14th meeting of the Student Chapter of the American Foundry Society at Texas State. In the presentation, Erling discussed efforts at FTC Solar to convert assemblies into castings. Erling presented a specific case, an upper damper arm, that is being converted from a complex assembly into a single cast steel part. The conversion process involved design changes made possible by advanced computational tools including a generative material optimization and nonlinear finite element analysis. Following the presentation, students had the opportunity to ask questions about FTC Solar’s business model and to gain valuable career advice.

     

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  • AFS Seminar Series
    In Fall 2020, Mr. Peter Macler gave a talk related to future opportunities in metal casting industry. He also discussed the new environmental aspects and metal casting industry and new advances in this area. Mr. Macler is one the IAB member. For the past 33 years he has operated Peter E.  Macler Associates, PLLC, a Professional Engineering Firm that provides Engineering and Management Consulting Services to Clients in North America, Europe, and Asia.