Herrick Industrial Advisory Committee 

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The Ray W. Herrick Laboratories Industrial Advisory Committee has met at least once a year since the Laboratories started in 1958.

The committee is comprised of high level executives and managers from various industries that have close links to the Laboratories. Each year, the members of the committee review the Laboratories’ operations over the previous year and meet with the students to learn about current projects. They also advise the faculty and the Director on future plans and facilitate the development of research partnerships between the Laboratories.

Current IAC Members

Marcus Bianchi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Charles Boyer, C E Boyer& Associates LLC

Rudy Chervil, Daikin Applied Americas

Dan Conrad, Hussmann Corp.

Danan Dou, John Deere

Jon Douglas, Johnson Controls

Kirk Drees, The Drees Group, LLC

Daniel Fotsch, Rolls Royce Corporation

Paul Gloeckner, Cummins

Nishi Gupta, Change Logic

Darren Hallman, Self-Employed

Doug Hansel, Allison

Neal Herring, Raytheon Technologies

Ziqiang Hu, Midea

Michael Indenbaum, Herrick Foundation

Brian Joyal, Veridiam  

Christopher Kafura, Carrier

Robert Lane, Wabash

Jason LeRoy, Trane Technologies

Mary Lombardo, Collins Aerospace

Ajay Lyengar, Lennox International Inc.

John Nalevanko, Ford   

Terry Manon, Trane Company (retired)

Jim McCarthy, Eaton

Dave Mirth, Owens Corning

Mike Moaveni, Detroit Edison Company

Robert Parrin, Bobkat Partners, LLC

Kashmira Patel, Emerson

Brent Protzman, Lutron Electronics, Co., Inc.

Tim Roggenkamp, GM

Todd Rossi, Adjunct Professor

Steve Sorenson, Toyota Technical Center

Brad Till, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Don Ufford, NIST

Fred Vance, Aero Technolgies


The Fall 2023 IAC Meeting will be held October 19-20, 2023.

The meeting agenda can be found here. This agenda is subject to change, and details may be added as they become available.



This year's Student Poster Show will be held on Friday, October 20 from 9:30am to 11:45am. Students will give a recap to IAC members of their posters. We hope this will foster dialogue with students.




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