External Advisory Committee (EAC) members are dedicated industry leaders and corporate partners who work to advance the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering. They provide guidance pertaining to industry and education, and also serve as ambassadors for the department beyond the University.

External Advisory Committee Members

Rob Ambrose Software, Robotics and Simulation Division Chief, NASA Johnson Space Center

Gene Coffman Program Manager, Ford Motor Company

Gerry Courtney Director of Engineering, Dell

Andy Deck Global Support Manager, Application and Systems Engineering 
National Instruments

Jason Dees Turbine Gas Path Lab Manager, GE Global Research

Glenn Gilkey Fluor (Retired)

Bunker Hill Director of Engineering for Drilling, Schlumberger

Jeff Joiner Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Texas Instruments

Uwe Kortshagen James J. Ryan Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department Head
University of Minnesota

David Leigh Senior Vice President of Emerging Technologies, Stratasys

Rizu Nwokoma Team Manager, Chevron

Daniel Pantuso Program Manager, Intel Corporation

Leslie Phinney Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Labs

Charles Pierce CEO, Union Resources, LLC

David Rigby Senior Manager, Space and Missile Systems, Boeing

Brian Rosenberger Fellow, Lockheed Martin

Elliot Short Senior Engineering Fellow, Raytheon

Keller Towns Drilling Middle East Advisor, ExxonMobil Development Company

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