Purdue Engineering Strategic Plan

Engineering Advisory Council

Chaired by a member appointed by the dean, the Engineering Advisory Council is comprised of executives from around the world and represents all types of enterprise including industry, government, not-for profits, and academia.  Its purpose is to advise the dean and the Engineering Leadership Team on all matters of concern to the College.

Current Membership

Juan Ernesto de Bedout
Advisory Council Chair, Group President Latin American Operations, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Retired)
Jean Paul Allain
Assistant Professor Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University
Rita Colwell
Distinguished University Professor, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland
Gary Cummings
Assistant Vice President, Wayne County Community College District (Retired)
Jane Zimmer Daniels
Program Director, Clair Booth Luce and Higher Education Programs, Henry Luce Foundation

William Dudley
President and Chief Operating Officer, Bechtel Group, Inc
Duane Embree
Technical Director, NAVSURFWARCEN DIV
Harold Force
President and CEO, Force Construction Co. Inc.; Executive Vice President, Force Design Inc.

Bill Frederick
Vice President, AppleCare and Logistics
Gary Gabriele
Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering, Villanova University
Deborah Grubbe
President and Owner, Operations & Safety Solutions, LLC
Esin Gulari
Professor, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University
Kathleen Howell
Senior Faculty Representative
Hsu Lo Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University
Kathy Kilmer
Director, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Alexander Kokini
Undergraduate Student Representative
Kirk Law
Vice President Systems Products Engineering, NetApp Inc.
Emily Liggett
CEO, NovaTorque, Inc.
Christine Maziar
Vice President and Senior Associate Provost, University of Notre Dame

James Miller
Vice President, Operations, Google Inc.
Craig Moughler
Senior Vice President of Valvoline, Managing Director for Valvoline International Inc.

Chad Pittman
Executive Vice President, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Sandra Postel
Vice President and General Manager, Boeing Production Strategy (Retired)
Chris Privon
Vice President and General Manager, Imaging and Printing Group Americas Services, Hewlett-Packard (Retired)
Sarah Rajala
Dean and Professor, Earnest W. and Mary Ann Deavenport, Jr. Chair, Bagley College of Engineering, Mississippi State University

Andrew Reynolds
Senior Advisor, Office of Space and Advanced Technologies, OES Bureau
Joseph Schoendorf
Venture Partner, Accel Partners

Joey So
Graduate Student Representative

Carol Sturman
Founder and President, Sturman Industries

Eddie Sturman
Technical Lead, Sturman Industries
Sigmar Wittig
Former Chairman, German Aerospace Center, Cologne and Professor, Institute for Thermal Turbomachinery, University Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
William Wulf
President Emeritus, National Academy of Engineering; AT&T Professor of Computer Science and University Professor Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia