Montana State University

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

M&IE Industrial Advisory Board

The purpose of the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is to advise the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department of Montana State University (MSU) on departmental strategic planning and development. A foremost role of the IAB is the "end-user", providing feedback to help improve the quality of our engineering education programs.

The IAB assists in:

  • Advocating for the Department to MSU administration and the broader community.
  • Making recommendations concerning adequacy of curriculum, courses, faculty, organization, instructional equipment, and facilities.
  • Providing business and community expertise.
  • Serving as public and private spokespersons for the Department.
  • Identifying opportunities for faculty and students to interface with industry (e.g. through internships, fellowships, etc.).
  • Assisting with Department development, such as upgrading laboratories by facilitating equipment donations, establishing corporate scholarship funds, etc.
  • Recruiting members of the Board.


Industrial Advisory Board Members

Jen Burgett, Project Engineer

Greg Cunniff, Manager, Application Engineering
Taco, Inc.

Emily Armitage Davis, Production Engineering Supervisor
TowHaul Corporation

Brian Foos, Engineering Manager
Boeing - Helena

Elaine Jacobson, Fab 10 Industrial Engineer
ON Semiconductor

John Keil, Senior Manager - Propulsion Projects
The Boeing Company

Jay Malmo, Mechanical Engineer
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Puget Sound Detachment

Matt McCune, President
Autopilot, Inc.

Libby Miller

Perry Moore, General Manager, Boeing Portland
The Boeing Company

Mark Perkins, Manufacturing Engineer
Quantel USA

Jeff Sipes, Systems Engineer
The Boeing Company

Dan Stevenson, Assistant Director
Facilities Services - Montana State University

Ryan Taylor, Implementation Consultant
Fast Enterprises, LLC

Michael J. Weaver, Manager - Intelligence, Analysis & Technology
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Robert Woodburn, President
Avanti Technology Corporation


Please contact Dr. Chris Jenkins for more information regarding the IAB.