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Scott is currently the President and CEO for Northstar Aerospace. Northstar is a leading manufacturer of gears, transmission, and components for the global aerospace industry. Northstar has operating facilities in Bedford Park, IL, Phoenix, AZ and Windsor, ON Canada.

Scott graduated with his degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and has spent his entire career in the Aerospace industry. He started at Goodrich in their Manufacturing Leadership Program and spent time at sites in Pueblo, CO, Vergennes, VT, and Phoenix, AZ before setting into the Landing Gear business. There he progressed through operational leadership roles including as the Plant Manager for sites in Tullahoma, TN and Oakville, ON, Canada. The rest of his tenure at Goodrich/United Technologies Aerospace system encompassed P&L leadership roles over a variety of design & build-tospecification mission-critical systems businesses including rescue hoists, de-icing systems, anti-icing, digital data, potable water, heated composites and specialty heaters.

Scott’s next role was President for TECT Aerospace, a built-to-print aerostructures business with four manufacturing sites in the Wichita, KS and Seattle, WA areas. Scott then moved to Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC), with his final role being General Manager for the Wyman Gordon sites in Pennsylvania. 

Brendan is currently the VP of Technology for Lithios, a product design and development collective focused on building beautiful web, mobile, and IoT platforms for household enterprise brands like Intel, Bayer, and DraftKings. Lithios is headquartered in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

In his spare time, Brendan is co-founder and CTO of the Raleigh-based nonprofit Our Wave, which focuses on building technology to empower survivors of sexual assault. Our Wave works with industry leaders and large organizations like me too. International, It's On Us, USA Gymnastics, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center to create products that support survivor healing..

Brendan graduated from Purdue in 2016 with his degree in Mechanical Engineering. While in school, he helped create a series of parody engineering music videos and founded a software startup with fellow engineering students on the fifth floor of Shreve Hall. After graduating, Brendan moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, and works as an entrepreneur and founder, focusing on bringing innovative SaaS startups to market. Brendan has been an advisor to more than a dozen organizations and acted in a consulting capacity with dozens of startups and technology companies across the healthcare, human insights, productivity, and education markets. He is currently working on a new AI-based venture in the travel space. Outside of work, Brendan loves rock climbing, swimming, and traveling with his family.

Adam Miller is a Corporate Negotiator at Chevron in Houston, TX. Adam graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2001. After graduation he joined General Motors in Detroit, where he worked in the dynamometer lab as a combustion engineer while also earning a MS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He left GM after 4 years to attend the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, receiving an MBA in 2007.

Upon graduation he joined Chevron, where his extensive career has been dominated by negotiating oil, gas, and NGL gathering and transportation agreements, as well as business development work for the acquisition and divestment of upstream fields.

With any available time he enjoys running, playing golf, and cheering on Purdue sports teams with his wife and three children.

Words of Encouragement to New Engineering Alumni: Recognize the value of the opportunity in front of you with a Purdue engineering degree, but continue to develop your soft skills by learning how to better communicate, lead, and seek counsel. As always, be sure to embrace diversity to learn about people different than yourself. Boiler up!

Erin Murphy is a 1994 Purdue Mechanical Engineering graduate.  While at Purdue, Erin was a co-op with McDonnell 

Douglas (Boeing), active with Pi Tau Sigma and Phi Sigma Rho and played various intramural sports.  Erin began her 

3M career as a Machine Design Engineer and became the first female to be awarded 3M’s Corporate Engineering 

Outstanding Designer Award.  Erin has held multiple positions in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and 

communications during her 27 years at 3M.   Erin is currently a Value Stream Strategy Leader for the Transportation 

and Electronics Business Group.  Erin also leads 3M’s Purdue University Relations Team.  Outside of work, Erin has 

enjoyed marathon running, Alpine skiing, home improvement projects and loves traveling and hiking.  The joy of 

Erin’s life are her two sons and her daughters-in-law.   Both of her sons are 3M engineers!

Words of encouragement to my fellow Boilermaker Engineers:  Be confident in the skills and education you obtained 

at Purdue – you truly are the best of the best, and you can successfully take on any challenge you face.  Your Purdue 

degree is an incredible foundation for any endeavor, tackle things boldly.  Having a plan for your life/career can be a 

good thing, but stay open and flexible and don’t dwell on discouragement if things deviate from what you thought 

you wanted, just keep learning and growing.  I like to say: life might pitch you some curve balls, go ahead and swing, 

just swing hard!  And always, always, be Ever Grateful and Ever True!

Jordan graduated from Purdue in 2011 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While at Purdue, Jordan was active in various student organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Jordan was fortunate enough to intern at Purdue University in the Physical Facilities department, as well as with Marathon Oil company as an instrumentation engineer, and studied Machine pattern recognition algorithms abroad in Istanbul, Turkey.

Jordan is currently a principal engineer for Elbit System’s land division, where he currently represents the Company as a principal systems engineer in Israel for the purpose of training on the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle turret program. Jordan is the technical subject matter expert for turret programs across the engineering teams in the United States. Following his time at Purdue, Jordan joined General Electric Company as an Edison Engineer in the Avionics Systems Division. While at GE, Jordan earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University. Jordan worked at GE Aviation for 5 years before moving to Chicago and joining United Airlines as a senior engineer in the avionics engineering department.

Originally from Indianapolis, Jordan currently resides in Dallas. Outside of work Jordan enjoys spending time with friends and family, mentoring underrepresented youth and inspiring them to seek careers in the STEM field via NSBE and other professional organizations. When not involved in community service or mentoring, Jordan is an avid traveler and fitness enthusiast.