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Advisory Board

The Department of Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) established an advisory board in 1997. Comprised of leading professionals who are actively involved in the management of educational, business and industrial organizations, the primary purpose of the board is to provide expert opinions, suggestions and feedback relative to ETM programs and their potential impact on the economic development of MSU’s service region.


Advisory Board Scholarship Endowment

The Engineering and Technology Management Advisory Board Scholarship Endowment is a merit-based scholarship endowment established to help recruit and retain top-quality undergraduate ETM students.

The Department of Engineering and Technology Management has touched the lives of more than 1,500 students. Through their education in our program, they became prepared as highly-skilled employees for companies across the region and beyond. We encourage all ETM graduate employers, alumni, faculty, staff, students, advisory board members and friends to join in the vitally important effort to the make the scholarship a reality. Please complete and return the commitment form. With your personal and/or organizational gift to the ETM Advisory Board Scholarship Fund, you will make significant contributions to ETM's vision of continuous improvement and student success. We appreciate your generous donations and support.


Advisory Board Members

Dick Konopka - Chair Manager, Toyota
Steve Barnoski - Operations Manager, Dayton Power & Light
Willie G. Boggs - Principal Electrical Engineer, Osram Sylvania
Bruce Carlson - CEO/President, Corlson Software, Inc.
Bob Barton - Project Manager, Pack's, Inc.
Chris Daniels, Program Manager, Boneal, Inc.
Steve Defazio - President & CEO, Takumi Stamping
Jason Fights - Quality Control Manager, Mazak Corporation
Tom Holland - Maintenance C/L, Toyota
George Harperink - At-Large Member
Keith Gannon - CEO, Boneal, Inc.
Richard Vincent - Executive Vice President, AGC of Kentucky
Kevin Hale - Computer Systems Coordinator, Palmer Engineering
Ronald McDavid - Director of Entrpreneur Center & Workforce Development, KCTCS/ACTC
James Lemaster - Project Manager, Walker Company
Jeff Lewis - Process Engineer, Alstom Power Services
Paul Wheeler - Osram Sylvania
Randy Norwood - Plant Manager, Sealmaster Bearings
Christie Smallwood - Human Resources Manager, Summit Polymers
Josh Trent - Communities and Design Director, Frontier Housing
Sam Stapleton - Human Resources Manager, Cooper Standard Automotive
Richard Ramsdell - At-Large Member
Douglas Thorpe - Owner, Thortek Innovation Laboratories, Inc.
Jeff Schafer - Engineer, East Kentucky Power
Herb Wedig - Educational Consultant, Technical Training Aids
Jimmy Miles - Plant Manager, Hussey Fabricated Products
Paul Mattingly - Boose-Mattingly Construction
Corey Johnson - Project Manager, Boneal, Inc.