Montana State University

College of Engineering

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173820
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Tel: (406) 994-2272
Fax: (406) 994-6665
E-mail: engrinfo@coe.montana.edu
Location: 212 Roberts Hall

Dean and Director:

Robert J. Marley

Alums in established careers

Lindsay Anderson, '83 ChE
The Boeing Company

 

Margaret Mitchell, '88 CS
American Express

David Bartz, '85 MET
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

 

Perry J. Moore, '80 MET
The Boeing Company

Denise DeLuca, '87 M.S. CE
Biomimicry Institute
  Steven M. Quist, '68 ME
Blackmore Peak Partners

Kerry Hanson, '74
Spacelift Range Systems, ITT

 

Michael P. Sanderson, B.S. CE '94, M.S. CE '96
Sanderson Stewart

Allan J. McDonald, '59 ChE
Thiokol Propulsion (retired)

 

Jean Sweeney, '76 B.S. ChE
3M

 

 

 


Lindsay Anderson, '83 ChE
Director, Field Operations and Delivery
737 Programs
The Boeing Company

 

Lindsay Anderson
Lindsay Anderson is Director of Field Operations and Delivery for the 737 Programs. He is responsible for the activities required to prepare and test model 737 aircraft prior to delivery to our airline customers. Previously, Lindsay served as the Managing Director of Hawker de Havilland; a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. HdH is an aerostructures manufacturing and design firm serving the commercial and military aerospace market. Anderson is a 1983 graduate in chemical engineering from Montana State University - Bozeman. He is a graduate of the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned master’s degrees in management and materials sciences and engineering.

David P. Bartz, '85 MET
Vice President and General Manager AeroStructures Oklahoma Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

 

David P. Bartz

David Bartz is Vice President and General Manager for AeroStructures Oklahoma of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. He has 20 plus years of operational experience between the Wichita and Seattle plants. Mr. Bartz has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Montana State University (1985). Mr. Bartz has three sons. They enjoy school, sports, boating, and other outdoor activities.


Denise K. DeLuca, '87 M.S. CE
Outreach Director
The Biomimicry Institute

 

David P. Bartz
Denise DeLuca is a registered professional engineer in Montana and a LEED AP. Denise received her bachelor's in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she grew up, and her master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Montana State University. Denise has over 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors in projects related to surface and groundwater quantity and quality modeling and analyses, environmental compliance, alternative waste management, and green building strategies. Most recently, Denise has been dba Emergent Solutions, an independent consulting service which focuses on strategies for sustainability. Denise is excited about her most recent project, developing The Biomimicry Resource Handbook, and her new position with The Biomimicry Institute developing outreach materials and programs, particularly targeted at engineers, architects, and designers. Ms. DeLuca lives in Bozeman with her husband and three children. Her advice to students who want to attend graduate school: Seek opportunities, work hard, find your passions, and follow your heart.

Kerry Hanson, '74
Chief Engineer
Spacelift Range Systems
ITT

 

Kerry Hanson
Kerry Hanson oversees the modernization and sustainment of Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg Air Force Bases. He previously spent seven years as a V.P. and Chief Technical Officer for two companies, six years with Globe Wireless, and one year with Terion. For both, he managed the development and operation of communications systems. Hanson spent 22 years with Texas Instruments, five of which were spent managing Defense Systems, a $2 billion per-year enterprise pertaining to smart weapons, avionics and electro-optic/infrared systems. He served one year as White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Fellow during the Clinton administration. Hanson has a bachelor’s of science degree from Montana State University (‘74) and a master’s of science degree (‘76) from the University of Minnesota, both in electrical engineering. Hanson has multiple patents and publications, including as a contributing author for two books.

Allan J. McDonald, '59 ChE
Thiokol Propulsion (retired)

 

Allan J. McDonald
Allan J. McDonald received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in 1959 and an M.S. in Engineering Administration from the University of Utah in 1967; retiring in 2001 from ATK Thiokol Propulsion after a 42-year career with the company. He was the Director of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Project at the time of the Challenger accident and led the redesign of the solid rocket motors as Vice President of Engineering for Space Operations. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from MSU in 1986, was selected as MSU’s Centennial Alumnus in 1987 by the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, is a Fellow member and a Distinguished Lecturer for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Orbital Technologies Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin.

Margaret Mitchell, '88 CS
Vice President
Information Management
American Express

 

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell has worked for more than 19 years in the information technologies industry. She began her career developing operating systems software for Bull Information Systems. In 1994, she joined American Express. She has held a variety of positions with American Express Technologies and was part of the team that launched the first American Express website. She now leads a global team responsible for the development and health of American Express’ database systems. In 1999 she received a Master’s in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). In 1988, she received her B.S. in Computer Science from MSU. In 2005, she was awarded U.S. Patent 6941376 for inventing System and Methods for Integrating Public and Private data. She has a beautiful three-year-old daughter who inspires her to enjoy life every day.


Perry Moore, '80 MET
Director of Operations
P-8A Program
The Boeing Company

 

Perry Moore
Perry Moore received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Montana State University in 1980. Upon graduating, he joined the Boeing Company in the Tool Engineering department. In 1984, he purchased a small business which manufactured truck bodies and trailers in Belgrade, Montana, which he operated until 1987. Perry returned to the Boeing Company at that time and has since held a variety of positions in Tooling, Manufacturing Research and Development, and Materials Technology. Currently he is the Director of Operations for the 737-derivative P-8A Program. Perry lives with his wife and two daughters on Lake Tapps, Washington.

Steven M. Quist, '68 ME
Blackmore Peak Partners

 

Steven M. Quist
Steven M. Quist has been Principal of Blackmore Peak Partners, a management consulting firm, since 2003. From 1998 until 2003, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ:CYBE), for which he served as Director from 1991 to 2004. Quist was President of Rosemount Inc., a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR), from 1992 until 1998. Quist has also been serving on the Boards of Directors of two publicly held companies, Rimage Corporation (NASDAQ:RIMG) since 2000, and Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ:DAIO) since 2001. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of three privately held companies: ILX Lightwave Corporation, S2 Corporation, and Nervonix, Inc.

Michael P. Sanderson, B.S. CE '94, M.S. CE '96
Principal/Managing Director
Sanderson Stewart

 

Michael Sanderson

Michael Sanderson is Principal and Managing Director of Sanderson Stewart, a regional engineering, planning and surveying firm, with offices in Montana and Wyoming, providing services in land development, transportation, water resources, community planning and landscape architecture. As Managing Director, Mr. Sanderson oversees business operations for the firm and all of its offices. In addition to his executive role, he remains actively involved as a project manager on a variety of transportation and land development projects. He is an officer of the Western District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and he is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE), one of only about 2000 worldwide. He serves on the board of directors of the Billings Area Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of the Rockies. Mr. Sanderson and his wife Sara live in Billings with their two kids, Quinn Rose and North Henry.


Jean B. Sweeney
Vice President for Environmental, Health & Safety Operations 3M

 

Jean Sweeney
Jean Sweeney is Vice President of Environmental, Health & Safety Operations of 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota. Born and raised in Montana, she is a graduate of Montana State University with a B.A. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn. Jean joined 3M upon graduation from MSU and has had a diversity of assignments with 3M including product development, plant management, and marketing. Prior to attaining her current title in 2007, she was General Manager of 3M’s Visual Systems Department. She has had two international assignments including Manufacturing Director for 3M Australia in Sydney and Managing Director of 3M Taiwan in Taipei. Jean is involved in nonprofit organizations as a volunteer to feed the homeless and board member of Any Baby Can serving young children in need.