Industry Advisory Board

The ME Industry Advisory Board serves as faculty-industry interface and helps the department deliver a quality education. The board provides guidance on the many facets of the profession: industry trends, state of technology, student learning outcome assessment and expectation on undergraduate education, and training and employment opportunities.

Board Members

R. Sean Blechschmidt, EIT, CMfgE

Alex Byrne
Senior Innovation Manager
Uptake Technologies, Inc.  

Rhonda Cone *
Business Operations Manager - Americas

Brian Dressler, P.E.
Controls Engineer (EPMS)
Amazon Web Services

Keith Elder, P.E.
Mechanical Engineering
Seattle University

Dr. Dodd Grande, Chair *
Product Director
K2 Sports

Michael Haynes, PE 
Director of Power Production
Seattle City Light

Nicholas J. Hryciuk 
Project Engineer
Johansen Mechanical, Inc.

Tresha Lacaux
BCA Structures Engineering

Christopher Payne 
Director - Airplane Systems
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Noelle Parlier
Assistant Chief Engineer

Dr. Mostafa Rassaian
Associate Technical Fellow
Boeing Phantom Works

Aaron Serabia 
Structural Analyst
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Alec Wong, PE
Senior Project Engineer, retired
formerly with Kenworth Truck Company

Alumni serving on the committee are denoted by the year in which they received their BSME from Seattle University.

* Former McNulty Award recipients

Victoria Templora '04, former Advisory Board member, and Aaron Serabia '06 are shown below on SU ASME Human-Powered Vehicle entries while as students.