The MIME Industry Advisory Board (IAB) is a service to Oregon State University undertaken by dedicated  companies and their designated representatives. Member companies receive several benefits, including:

  • Priority relationship development for company research and development projects
  • Facilitated access to School of MIME faculty
  • Coordinated access to School of MIME undergraduate and graduate students
  • School of MIME investment in student internship and recruitment for IAB companies
  • Input on research facilities and asset investment relevant to IAB industries

IAB members convene up to four times a year for business meetings and to support student activities. We rely on IAB members to advise us on curriculum planning and for assistance in strengthening our industry partnerships.

IAB members fulfill three-year terms to ensure that they have ample opportunities to learn the inner workings of the school.

Members support curriculum enrichment through involvement in student development activities that include mentoring, guest lectures, and participation in the school's academic functions and public events. For example, the annual student research expositions and MIME commencement.

We recruit IAB members from our alumni network and through our faculty involvement in business and industry professional networks. We welcome inquiries about IAB membership from any company willing to make the commitment of time, interest, and financial support. Please contact Julie Brandis about membership.

The current IAB members

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Linda Amedo, Hewlett-Packard

Inkjet Measurement Technology Solutions, Senior Program Manager

Linda has 37 years of experience at HP working with management teams in business development, analysis, and operations. She has led strategic business initiatives across many supply organizations, serving as operational start-up program manager, business analysis and modeling manager, fab operations manager, and workforce development manager.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Vince Barghigiani, Tektronix

Mechanical Engineering Manager

Vince Barghigiani is the mechanical engineering manager for the Time Domain Business Unit at Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon. Familiar with production in both the United States and China, Vince has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, process design, and new product development.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Jim Barrett, PCC Structurals Inc

Materials & Technology Group, Manager

Jim has worked in the investment casting industry for 30 years, starting as a production engineer and moving up the ranks to engineering manager for both production and development groups. In his current role, Jim leads internal R&D and supports technology and problem-solving for the 10 plants of the structurals division. He holds nine patents related to investment castings, including ceramic cores, thermal sizing, non-destructive testing, surface coatings, and welding, and has several new patents in review. Jim received Boeing’s Silver Award for work on airframe development, and the Air Force Defense Manufacturing Award in 2011. He has a BS in metallurgical engineering from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Craig Barton, Anthro Corporation

Manufacturing Engineering Manager 

Craig has held various industrial and manufacturing engineering positions at Oregon companies for 25 years, including roles with NEC, Intel, TriQuint Semiconductor (now Qorvo) and Anthro. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from Oregon State and was a student in the MECOP program.
 

Eric Beyer, Insitu

Simulation Engineer

  

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering graduation 2015

Henry Chin, Ziba Design, Inc.

Managing Group Director 

In Henry’s 28 years at Ziba, he has focused on the leadership of cross-functional corporate teams, including Procter & Gamble products and many other well-known global brands. He is an industry leader in strategic branding and consumer experience design, with expertise that spans product design and manufacturing strategy, as well as marketability of new products and services. Henry holds many patents, both internationally and in US, and is the recipient of numerous awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America. He has a BFA in industrial design from the University of Washington.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Jason Culp, P.E., A-dec

Design Engineering Manager 

Jason has more than 15 years of experience as a mechanical design engineer and engineering manager. He is currently at A-Dec serving as the engineering design manager, leading a team that develops custom dental furniture. He started his career at Gunderson, Inc. as a railcar designer, later moving to ESCO Corporation, serving as a design engineer, lead engineer, product manager and engineering manager. Jason has a BS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University.

 

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Lewis Danielson, Crimson Trace

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Lew co-founded Crimson Trace in the backroom of an Oregon machine shop in 1994. Crimson Trace produces laser sights and holds more than 20 patents. Lew’s leadership of the startup and growth of the company was built on his simple 18-point business plan, handwritten on a piece of yellow legal pad paper. He received the NRA’s Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award for fundamentally changing the technology of shooting equipment and gaining widespread use of Crimson Trace products. Lew has a BS in mechancial engineering from Oregon State and was inducted into the Oregon State University Engineering Hall of Fame in 2013.

oregon state school of mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering

Todd Gerlach, Blount International

Engineering & Product Development Manager, CCF

Todd currently leads engineering and product development for the Concrete Cutting & Finishing (CCF) Division of Blount International, focused on developing diamond tools and equipment for the construction and infrastructure markets. He has more than 15 years of experience ranging from mechanical design and new product development to cross-functional team leadership and talent development. Prior to Blount, he started his career at CBW Automation, a custom automation solution provider, where he quickly moved up the ranks from field service engineer, to design engineer, then onto lead engineer. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Elizabeth Hammack, Medtronic

VP Operations & Manufacturing AF Solutions

Liz has used her industrial engineering education to commercialize medical technology for novel new cardiovascular and vascular products across the globe. In her current role at Medtronic, Liz guided the operations integration of two AF acquisitions. She is responsible for the ongoing operations of supply chain and manufacturing and engineering in the Montreal and Carlsbad facilities. She received the Medtronic Wallin Award in 2003. Liz previously held leadership roles at Heartport, Conceptus and ACS/Guidance. Liz has a BS in industrial engineering from Oregon State, where in 2013, she was named to the Academy of Distinguished Engineers.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Greg Hastings, Ran-Tech Engineering & Aerospace, Inc

Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager

Greg has led Quality and Continuous Improvement initiatives at a number of industries over the last 25 years, including silicon wafer manufacturing, factory automation, and walking floor manufacturing in transportation. He has effectively implemented lean manufacturing practices in growing companies, focusing in the last seven years on the Aerospace Standard, AS9100 and various FAA manufacturing and repair station regulations. He was a charter member and chair of the High Desert Enterprise Consortium in Central Oregon. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State and a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Don Hendrickson, Boeing Portland

Senior Manager, Finance/Business Operations

Don leads the finance and business operations at the Boeing Portland manufacturing facility. He has worked for The Boeing Company for more than 29 years. Don has been very active in lean manufacturing and workforce development activities at the Portland facility. In addition to the OSU Industry Advisory Board, Don represents Boeing Portland on several industry groups including the Oregon Metals Industry Council, Manufacturing 21, and the Northwest Collaboratory for Sustainable Manufacturing. He has a BA in political science and a MBA through the Oregon Executive MBA Program.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Andrew Hill, Microsoft

Director of Mechanical Engineering, Microsoft Surface

Andrew leads a team which delivers the mechanical, thermal, and system engineering that makes products real. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State and an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of California Berkeley.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Kathryn Jackson

Director, Portland General Electric   |    Director, Hydro One Inc.

Kate was responsible for research and corporate investment strategy as chief technology officer of RTI International Metals, Inc., until it was acquired by ALCOA in June 2014. She was previously CTO and SVP at Westinghouse Electric Company, leading research and development for global growth in the nuclear energy industry and improving corporate environmental protection practices. Kate spent two decades as an executive at the Tennessee Valley Authority, responsible for hydropower operations, flood control, navigation, environmental services, and research portfolio investments in clean energy and environmental remediation across seven states. She has served as a director of ISO New England, Inc., and the Electric Power Research Institute. Kate has a BS in physics from Grove City College, an MS in industrial engineering management from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA and PhD in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Tricia Lee, Honeywell Sensing and Control

Medical Strategic Accounts Manager

Tricia has been with Honeywell for almost a decade and is the western leader for the Medical Strategic Team focusing on medical device design. Prior to joining Honeywell, she spent ten years as a field engineer and sales manager for PCB Piezotronics and National Instruments. In 2014, Tricia was awarded membership to the sought-after Honeywell President’s Club for her outstanding performance. Tricia has a BS in mechanical engineering from Stanford and an MS in bioengineering from the University of Utah.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Chris Milan, PE, CEM; Bonneville Power Administration

 Energy Efficiency Engineer

Chris has worked in the energy industry for over 30 years. He is the practice leader for BPA’s Energy Smart Industrial Program. Prior to BPA, Chris was a design engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Raytheon Company. In 2012, he received the Energy Engineer of the Year award from the Association of Energy Engineers and the Oregon Energy Manager of the Year award from the Association of Professional Energy Managers. Chris has a BS in civil engineering from Bluefield State College and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Amber Nyssen, Climax Portable Machining and Welding Systems

 Supply Chain and Quality Leader

Amber recently joined Climax to fill a unique role developed to take advantage of her expertise across supply chain and quality management. Before that she held a number of director roles at Curtiss-Wright and Williams Control as in-house expert in corrective actions and demand planning, including high-stakes projects in company plant transitions in India and China. Amber was named to the OSU Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers in 2014. She has a BS in industrial engineering from Oregon State and an MBA from Portland State University.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Barry Rahamian, teamtechnik Corporation

CEO 

Barry has extensive experience with Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, microelectronics, energy, and manufacturing sectors. At teamtechnik, he has established businesses and workforces throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, delivering specialized automation and production technology systems to a global market. He is active in the international effort to develop energy storage technology as a director of NAATBATT. He was named to the Oregon State Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2007. He earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State and attended the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Ronald Sarazin, Olympic Performance, Inc

President

Ron is passionate about helping managers and leaders make a difference for their organization and their careers. He has completed hundreds of engagements in a wide variety of business settings, coaching and supporting strategic planning and project management teams to help improve the results of their organizations and their personal impact. Before starting Olympic in 1991, Ron held leadership positions with the Aluminum Company of America, PACCAR, PGE and Mutual Health Systems. Ron is an adjunct instructor of management at Portland State and Marylhurst Universities and completed an executive management program at Stanford. Ron holds a BS in industrial engineering from Oregon State.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Kevin Stangeland, P.E., ESCO

Director of Engineering, Surface Mining Division

Kevin started with ESCO in 1998 as a gage engineer. He spent seven years with the Construction Expendables team, working his way up to lead engineering, moving to lead a major NPD project for the Nemisys Cast Lip System which won Mining Magazine’s most Innovative Product for Surface Mining Award in 2012. He moved on to be director of engineering for the construction & industrial division before taking on his current position where he is in charge of six engineering teams that design products for various global mining markets. Kevin has a BS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State, and he was named to the Oregon Stater Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers in 2014.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Dave Tence, Xerox

OEM Printhead Project Manager and Jetting Development

Dave has 23 years of experience in all aspects of ink jet print head design and manufacturing and holds five US patents with others pending. He is responsible for leading a technical team and developing a business that works with OEM customers to evaluate and integrate Xerox ink jet print heads. Services include technical feasibility through commercial implementation. Dave also leads the R&D group responsible for the fluidic architecture of Xerox’s ink jet print heads from design through manufacturing. He has a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Jeremy Tyger, Daimler

Manager, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Systems and In-Plant Logistics

Jeremy has been at Daimler Trucks North America for 14 years. He has experience with new product introductions, Greenfield plant development, lean production implementations, and logistics optimization for heavy-duty truck operations. As a workforce manager, Jeremy strongly believes in the value of the MECOP program and the value it has for both students and local industries. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Washington State University, and a BA in engineering physics from Westmont College.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering MIME capstone

Jake VanderZanden, DW Fritz Automation

VP Product Development 

Jake currently serves as vice president of product development and strategic planning at DW Fritz, a precision motion and vision inspection company. He recently founded a start-up, Otto DesignWorks, a smart-products brand serving the cycling industry, and has a consultancy based on his book, Barnyard Management. He engages with boards, industry associations, and university students on leadership development. Jake previously served as an executive and officer of Blount International for 25 years, including serving as president of ICS, a division of Blount, and oversaw corporate strategic planning and new product development, developing international manufacturing and distribution expertise, with an emphasis in European countries. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State and was named to the Oregon State University Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2011.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Leonard Weitman, ASM

Northwest Region Site Manager

Leonard’s titles have included VP Technical Operations, Project Director, Director of Operations and Manufacturing Manager at companies including Tektronix, Applied Materials, Mentor Graphics, and Bend Broadband. Currently, he is the northwest region site manager for ASM, an international supplier of manufacturing equipment, processes and services to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. He has also worked as a manufacturing consultant in various sectors.  His experiences include working and managing in the UK, Ireland, France, India, Egypt, Japan, and China. Leonard holds a BS in industrial engineering from Oregon State and an MS in Engineering Management from Portland State University. He was named a member of the Oregon State Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2012.

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Ian Wendler, Warn Industries, Inc.

Director, Global R&D

Ian has more than a decade of experience leading research and development in the vehicle accessory industry at Warn, earning recognition as best-in-class manufacturing of premium brands. Responsible for managing high performing teams and integrating major internal business initiatives with marketing strategy, Ian has driven revenue and margin gains with recognition inside his company and among engineering peers. Prior experience includes time at RadiSys Corporation leading teams for product development across global manufacturing sites and with global brands. He has served as the MECOP board chair and is an Oregon registered engineer. Ian was named to the Oregon State Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers in 2012. He has a BSIME from Oregon State and an MBA from George Fox University.