MIME Industry Advisory Board

The MIME Industry Advisory Board is a service to Oregon State University undertaken by dedicated  companies and their designated representatives. 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. They convene up to four times a year for business meetings and to support student activities. Members also support curriculum enrichment through involvement in student development activities, including mentoring, guest lectures, and participation in academic functions and public events.

We recruit IAB members from our alumni network and through our faculty involvement in business and industry. We welcome inquiries about IAB membership from any company willing to make the commitment of time, interest, and financial support. Please contact the MIME Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator to learn more.

Member companies receive several benefits, including:

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

Current IAB Members

Todd Amundson (PE, CEM, CMVP), Bonneville Power Administration
Energy Efficiency

Todd Amundson is a Washington State Professional Engineer and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional and Instructor. Todd has experience as a design engineer in the food processing and pulp and paper sectors, and teaching engineering courses at Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA. For the past 19 years at BPA Energy Efficiency Todd has primarily focused on industrial strategic energy management, custom project M&V Plans, and development, maintenance, and training for BPA’s M&V Protocols and Guidelines. Todd has a B.S. and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Portland and University of Washington, respectively.

Mike Bailey, Jacobs
Mechanical Engineering Manager
Vince Barghigiani, Tektronix Inc.
Manufacturing Engineering, NPI Architect

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.

Jim Barrett, PCC Structurals Inc.
Materials and Technology 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.

Henry Chin, Ziba
Executive Account Director 

In Henry’s more than 30 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.

Andrew Chrostowski, RealWear Inc.
Chairman of the Board and Acting CEO

Andrew is a senior executive with deep experience in developing teams and strategies that enable innovation, growth, and profitability improvements. He is an NACD Certified Director and Governance Fellow. He is also a founding member, faculty instructor, board advisor, and Qualified Technology Executive with the Digital Directors Network. He has a passion for making industrial work safer and more productive through wearable technology and strives to improve board performance and digital governance excellence to shape and secure the digital future for everyone. He currently serves as a Chairman of the Board and Acting CEO for RealWear, and is a board member on the Finance Committee for the Rogers Group. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Engineering Physics from Oregon State University’s Honor Program where he was a distinguished graduate of Air Force ROTC. He has a Master’s Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and later completed a certificate of professional development at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Megan Cibula, LAM Research
Manufacturing Engineer Supervisor
Jason Culp (PE), A-dec
Dental Furniture Engineering Design 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.

Katie Eichelberger, Amazon
Senior Innovation and Design Engineer

Katie’s first job out of college was working for CH2M HILL (now Jacobs) as an industrial engineer doing facilities design, capacity modeling, project and construction management. In 2014 she switched to the client side and started with Lam Research where she built out the facility design, implemented a new scheduling process to manage capacity, designed a new manufacturing process for a production ramp, and created the Industrial engineering team, while completing her MBA at Portland State University in 2017. Katie graduated from Oregon State with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering.

Tim Fief, MeasureTek
Todd Gerlach, Blount International Inc.
Director of Engineering, 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.

Rosa Grabos, Hood Technology
Manufacturing Engineer

Rosa Grabos is a manufacturing engineer for Hood Technology, a company that designs and manufactures imaging systems for manned and unmanned aircrafts. She has spent the past 9 years streamlining manufacturing processes for start-ups and small companies, where efficiency, organization and agility are critical to producing quality products in a fast-paced environment. Rosa holds a BS in Chemistry from University of Washington.

Carrie Harris, Master. HP Inc.
Consumer and Office Ink Supplies Engineering

Carrie Harris has been with HP Inc for 23 yrs. She is currently a Inkjet System Architect within the Advanced Technology and Products Solution organization in Corvallis, Oregon. In this role she provides technical leadership to multiple engineering teams focused on new inkjet printing systems for print solutions covering the consumer, office and enterprise markets. Previous roles include leadership in New Product Introduction where she developed new processes and tooling for inkjet printheads. Carrie graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 and is a Professional Engineer in the state of Oregon.

Andrew Hill, Microsoft Surface
Senior Director Engineering

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.

Rudy Kellner, PFriem Family Brewers

Rudy Kellner is an experienced Portland-area technology senior executive who has recently transitioned into a leadership role at pFriem Family Brewers, in Hood River, Oregon, which he co-founded with 2 other partners in 2012. Prior to entering the Oregon beer scene, Rudy was most recently at FEI in Hillsboro, prior to it’s acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2017. While at FEI for 13 years, Rudy rose through the ranks to become the VP & GM of the Industry Business Group, a more than $500M annual revenue operating unit which develops, and sells electron microscope based scientific instrumentation and software. 

Tricia Lee, Honeywell Sensing and Control
Medical Strategic Area 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.

Logan Leslie, Nike
Engineering Manager

Logan leads the team that supports process development and production for the VaporMax product platform at Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation. At Nike since 2015, he was previously an aerodynamics engineer at Chrysler, an opportunity that came about because of two great OSU programs: MECOP and Formula SAE. Logan’s MECOP internships were with Leatherman Tool Group and Daimler Trucks North America, where he was the first wind tunnel intern. This experience, coupled with belonging to OSU’s 2011 championship-winning Global Formula Racing team, helped attract Chrysler’s attention. While there, he was selected for the Chrysler Institute of Engineering rotational leadership development program. A fifth-generation Oregonian, Logan is happy to be back in his home state. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from OSU with a Certificate for International Collaboration and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan.

Sean Murray, Alliant Systems
Engineering Manager/ Partner
Amber Nyssen, Tillamook County
Manager of Project Management

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.

Ahmed Omer, Intel Corporation
Global Director of Computer Systems Engineering
Ronald Sarazin, Olympic Performance Inc. (MIME IAB Chair)

Ron graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1976. He worked for the Aluminum Company of America, PACCAR (Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks), Cook-Newhouse and Associates, Portland General Electricand Gentle Dental Services Company. He is President of Olympic Performance, Inc. and teaches for the Portland State University School of Business Center for Executve and Professional Education. Ron has held anumber of public offices including City Councilor for Tualatin, Oregon and is past Chair and current Boardmember for Washington County Community Acton. Ron is a longtime member of IAB and is currently Chair. In February 2019, Ron was inducted into the Academy of Distnguished Engineers by Oregon State University.

Brad Schrick
Principal Consultant
Kevin Stangeland (PE), Weir ESCO
Director of Engineering

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.

David Tence, LAM Research
Mechanical Engineering Manager

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. He has a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State.

Cordell Tietz, Charter Mechanical

Cordell Tietz is the President of Charter Mechanical and was one of the ten original owners when the company opened its doors in 2006. Charter is a privately held union mechanical contractor that completes plumbing, HVAC, and process piping work for commercial and industrial clients. Cordell is a graduate of Oregon State and has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He has been a mechanical contractor for nearly thirty years. He has served in a number of roles and has been part of the construction of many important projects.

Jeremy Tyger, Daimler
Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Systems Manager

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.

Leonard Weitman, Veeco Instruments
Director of Field Service

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 Director of Field Service for Veeco Instruments, an international supplier of manufacturing equipment, processes and services to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. He has also worked as a manufacturing consultant in multiple industrial sectors.  In addition to working across the US, 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 University 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 and the Portland State University Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2019.

Ian Wendler, WARN Automotive, LLC
VP, General Manager

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.

Randall A. Worsech, Boeing
Business Architect

Randy Worsech is a business architect for an aerospace company. His primary role is to connect strategy with the design of the business’s operations, such as its technologies, processes, information systems, and data.

Jerry Young, Porvair Filtration Group
General Manager

Jerry is the current General Manager for Porvair Filtration Group’s Microelectronics Division. Jerry leads all operations, engineering, and new product development for this growing division. Jerry began his career as a mechanical engineer in the pulp and paper industry, moving into engineering and operating power plants throughout the west, including the largest molten salt solar power tower ever constructed. He has held various senior engineering and management positions at Hewlett Packard and Micron Technology. Jerry is a certified Six Sigma and Lean Sigma Black Belt, and also holds certifications related to intellectual property and medicine. Jerry has presented various papers on reliability engineering and thermal 3D modeling, and holds several patents. Jerry is a true Beaver Believer, having completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University. He was also a member of the infamous “Bushnell Baja Team” during his tenure at OSU.

Honorary Members

Linda Amedo, Hewlett-Packard Inc.
Business Systems Manager, Graphics and Imaging

Craig Barton, Anthro Corporation
Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Eric Beyer, Insitu Inc.
Simulation Engineer

Lewis Danielson, Crimson Trace Corporation
CEO and Chairman

Blake Evenhus, Boeing
Engineering Manager

Don Hendrickson, Boeing
Senior Manager, Finance and Business Operations

Kate Jackson, Ph.D., RTI International Metals Inc.
Chief Technology Officer

Chris Milan (PE, CEM), Bonneville Power Administration
Industrial Business Lead

Barry Rahimian, Teamtechnik Corporation, SY Technology

Jake VanderZanden, DW Fritz Automation Inc.
VP of Corporate Development