Industrial Advisory Board
- There is one board for each of the three engineering technology programs.
- These three boards merge to function as one board for the overall Department of Engineering Technology.
- Composed of practicing engineers and senior technical personnel knowledgeable of the work of graduates.
- Contribute significantly to the growth and development of programs as a means of assuring technical relevance.
- Maintains close liaison with the employing industries.
- Identify needs, progress, and problems of graduates and industry.
- Advise educational solutions.
- Promote community awareness and support.
- Volunteer their time to help us achieve our educational mission.
- Integral part of the assessment process.
All Electrical Engineering Technology Faculty are ex officio board members.
EET Industrial Advisory Board Members
Ms. KarrieLee B. Ablein
Lockheed Martin Corp.
KarrieLee Abelein is currently an Electrical Engineer for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Her current position includes design, fabrication, and testing of power systems, batteries, and test racks for multiple Space Systems Company programs.
Prior to this position, Ms. Ablein worked for the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, a LM Company, in Ballston Spa, NY where she was responsible for training Naval personnel to safely operate and test of nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers before their sea tours. In addition, Karrie has worked for multiple power plant design and consulting firms.
Ms. Ablein has a BS in Engineering with an Electrical Specialty and a Minor in Economics and Business from the Colorado School of Mines, and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Engineering Management from CU-Boulder.
Mr. Don Black
Director of Technical Services
Lockard and White, Inc.
Ms. Carol Huddy
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Dan Manion currently manages PCBA design and development activities associated with performance desktop and notebook products. Managed design efforts in both PATA & SATA operating environments.
Mr. Manion’s work experience is extensive from years at: Seagate Technology Corporation, Exabyte Corporation, Integral Peripherals, E-Systems (Raytheon), Litton Amecom (Northrup Gruman), and the US Air Force.
Mr. Manion’s Education includes: Metropolitan State University of Denver - AAS, BS EET, University Of Phoenix - MBA/TM.
Mr. Ronald McCulley
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Dennis McQuillan is a 1974 BSEET graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona and Utah.
Mr. McQuillan is an Executive Engineer for Brown and Caldwell, an environmental engineering consulting firm focusing on water and wastewater projects. He serves as a project manager on large multi-discipline projects and as project engineer on electrical, automation and instrumentation design projects.
Prior to Brown and Caldwell, Mr. McQuillan was Electrical Engineering Manager for Veco Rocky Mountain, Sr. Staff Electrical Engineer for Johns Manville Corp., and Executive Vice President of Behrent Engineering.
Mr. McQuillan is a member of ISA and the Project Management Institute.
Ms. Janet Mayfield
Program Support Specialist, WSA Programs Operations Group
U. S. Federal Aviation Administration
Janet Mayfield currently is a Program Support Specialist for Technical Training at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). She validates certification and training for Airway Transportation System Specialist and Engineers.
In Ms. Mayfield's tenure with the FAA she took part in the opening of Denver International Airport as an Electronic Technician. She developed training courses and served as a subject matter expert for training on a Runway Visual Range system. She also was an Instrument Landing System Technical Instructor at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.
Ms. Mayfield's Education: Front Range Community College – Associates of Applied Science Electronic Technology, University Of Phoenix – Bachelor of Science in Management. She also plans on returning and completing her Engineering degree.
Michael J. Pichler is a practicing Engineer/Project Manager responsible for providing Manufacturing Systems to Molson-Coors Plants across North America. This includes responsibility for Automation, Control, Instrumentation, PLC, Networks, SCADA, and Manufacturing Information Technology. Molson-Coors Brewing has seven plants located in the US and Canada.
Previous to Molson-Coors, Mr. Pichler worked as the Program Director for Advanced Control at Veco Rocky Mountain, an Engineering firm that has been acquired by CH2M Hill. Michael has also been employed by Hinz Automation, Johns Manville, and Michelin Tire Company. Mr. Pichler’s thirty years experience has consistently been in the areas of Automation, Controls, Manufacturing Information Technology and Project Management.
Mr. Pichler has a BSEET from Southern Illinois University and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver.
Mr. Pichler is a Professional Engineer (CO, CA, and VA), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Senior Member of the ISA.
Ted Studwell is responsible for designing, delivering and supporting superior managed information technology services to Virtela’s customers. This includes responsibility for the company's network and security architecture, engineering, service implementation and Virtela’s relationships with network vendors and carriers around the globe. He is also responsible for Virtela’s 24x7 Global Operations and Customer Support Centers in Denver, Mumbai and Manila.
Previously with Qwest, Mr. Studwell led the planning and engineering of the company's data products. He drove the design and construction of Qwest's Frame Relay and ATM network and helped Qwest gain market share with major corporate customers. Earlier, Mr. Studwell was responsible for designing, planning, engineering and budgeting Sprint's data networks, and leading the company into new data and Internet service markets. He led the effort to grow Sprint's Frame Relay network, managed the rapid growth of the company's Internet network SprintLink, and managed the first widespread use of packet over SONET. Mr. Studwell was also responsible for building the first private IP network used for Intranet services. Before joining Sprint, Mr. Studwell worked in communications systems at Aeronautical Radio, COMSAT and General Electric. He has served the U.S. Navy in active and reserve capacities as a submarine officer for over 25 years, where he completed Naval Nuclear Power training, was certified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a Chief Engineer on a naval nuclear power plant and achieved the rank of Captain.
Mr. Studwell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
EET Emeritus Board Members
Ms. Margarete Ralston (2004)
Mr. Bill Rinker (2005)
Avaya Communications (Lucent spin off)
Mr. John Synhorst, P.E. (2004)
Mr. Richard (Mickey) Cheatham (2007)
Senior Project Manager (Software Engineer), Software System Test
IBM Printing Systems