ECE Advisory Board

Purdue University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board provides an objective level of advice for decision-making within the School of ECE. Our Board members represent industry, academia, and entrepreneurship. The Advisory Board’s responsibility is to offer an array of experiences and insights on different topics including the academic needs of industry, the needs of our student body, and suggested areas for research advancement.

John Chiminski

John Chiminski - Board Chair

President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board
Catalent, Inc.
MSEE 1987

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

Foundation Capital
BSEE 1972

Dennis Cooke

Dennis Cooke

President, Global Fleet Management Solutions
Ryder System, Inc.
BSEE 1968, MSEE 1971

Valerie Taylor

Steve Cuppy

Business Development
Indiana Microelectronics
BSEE 1985, MSEE 1986

Scott Fancher

Scott Fancher

Senior Vice President (Retired)
Program Management, Integration, & Development Programs
BSEE 1981

Jeff Gordan

Jeff Gordan

Chief Executive Officer
Vector Solutions
BSEE 1983

darby hadley

Darby Hadley

Vice President of Engineering, Automotive Audio
HARMAN International
BSEE 1988

sue hong

Sue Hong

Manager of Electrified Powertrain Systems and Leader of Team Edison
Ford Motor Company
BSME 1988

liz klimes

Liz Klimes

Vice President, Lean Six Sigma (Retired)
Eli LIlly
BSEE 1981

akshay kothari

Akshay Kothari

Chief Operations Officer
BSEE 2007

sue hong

Jack Kozik

Chief Technology Officer and Director of Architecture
Nokia Corporation
BSCS 1979, MSEE 1981

bill payne

Dr. Bill Payne, III

Founder and Chief Executive
BoradView Communications
BSEE 1980

steve schwartz

Dr. Steve Schwartz

Chief Executive Officer
Brooks Automation, Inc.
BSEE 1981, MSEE 1982, PhD 1985

ed schweitzer

Edmund O. Schweitzer, III

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
BSEE 1968, MSEE 1971

Ed Tiedemann

Dr. Ed Teidemann, Jr.

Senior Vice President of Engineering
Qualcomm, Inc.
MSEE 1977

william varner

William Varner

President of Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (Retired)
MSEE 1975

merle yoder

Merle Yoder

Principal and Co-Founder
Financial Tracking Technologies
BSEE 1982