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The Florida Tech College of Engineering and Science Advisory Board provides vital input to the Dean on the strategic direction of the college and helps realize opportunities for advancing the forefront of engineering and science education and research. The Advisory Board consists of diverse global leaders, alumni and friends.
COO & Board Director| Stabilis Energy, LLC
Ocean Engineering, B.S. '81
Jim has grown businesses and commercialized several technologies in venture capital and corporate environments. As an executive and non-executive Director, he played roles in corporate governance, helped create and refine strategies and evaluated business plans for multiple oilfield service companies. He led Prometheus Energy to become one of North America’s largest and fastest growing suppliers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the industrial sector. Its headquarters are in Houston, TX, and the company has additional offices in Redmond, WA, as well as operations across North America. Jim is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Board Director for Stabilis Energy, LLC, a market leader in LNG production and distribution services in North America.
Electrical Engineering. B.S. '86
Electrical Engineering, M.S. '88
Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. '92
Tau Beta Pi
Tino leads Qvella’s full range of Research and Development initiatives. Prior to founding Qvella, he founded NOVX Systems Inc., a medical device company focusing on physician productivity tools including diagnostic solutions for point of care testing and Electronic Medical Records. He also co-founded ElectroPhotonics Corporation, leading it through two successful rounds of private placement and acquisition by E-TEK Dynamics. Tino has served as a technical advisor and board member for a number of technology companies. He is a seminar leader and guest lecturer. He has authored more than 50 journal articles and conference papers. He was awarded Florida Tech's College of Engineering Outstanding Alumnus Award for 2013.
Computer Science '79 (M.S.)
Willie founded Arnold-Hanafin Corporation in 1983. The company provides a network of industry professionals for on-site support during any or all project phases, or off-site in task- or project-level development work. Core capabilities cover a range of engineering and technical skills that are essential for Navy warfighting product development, including: Research, technology development, concept exploration, and design and demonstration; Prototyping and fabrication; Test and evaluation; Improvement and modernization.
Chief Technology Officer
Computer Science, M.S. '94
Computer Science, Ph.D. '01
Steve has served as the Chief Globalization Architect at IBM, responsible for establishing the globalization strategy for IBM products. He has been working on globalization issues at IBM for over 20 years and focuses on globalization challenges that are encountered as developers transition to the cloud. He recently was named Chief Technology Officer for IBM and in this role will help to continuously improve the global user experience with IBM’s products. Steve has a long history of contributions in advancing development and testing methodologies for software globalization, maturing the globalization support of computer programming languages, and readying the deployment of cloud and cognitive solutions for a global market.
B.S. Electrical Engineering '87
Tau Beta Pi
Kim develops computing systems that aggregate sensor data for various IoT (Internet of Things) applications, focused on retail industries. With more than 20 years at Intel, Kim has led several silicon development efforts for use in the embedded and communications industry. Prior to Intel, he spent 9 years with Honeywell in Clearwater, Fla. where he did reliability and systems engineering for Intertial Navigation Systems that flew on Atlas and Titan rockets. Kim currently serves on the Florida Tech Alumni Association as the vice president and resides in Chandler, Arizona. He graduated from Florida Tech in 1987 with a degree in electrical engineering, and is a member of Tau Beta Pi.
CEO & Chairman
Electrical Engineering, B.S. '80
Electrical Engineering, M.S. '82
Applied Mathematics, M.S. '84
Mojy has a rich blend of private and public company senior executive management experience, business acumen, customer relationships, and hands on technical experience in Integrated Circuits product design, software development, process technology, design infrastructure, and wafer manufacturing. He has provided consulting services for new business development, strategy for adjacent markets, System-On-Chip development strategy in leading edge process technologies, and engineering and business modeling to Qualcomm and CSR.
Ocean Engineering, B.S. '76
Ocean Engineering, M.S. '81
Chi Phi, Baseball, Crew
John worked for thirty years in offshore engineering and design of deep water hull forms such as Tension Leg Platforms, Semisubmersibles, Spars, and other offshore facilities. He’s directed many offshore projects and helped develop Industry standards and practices. Founding Houston Offshore Engineering in the early 1980’s, his team eventually merged with Han-Padron Associates and was later acquired by ABB Lummus Global in 1998. Many of this team reformed HOE at the end of 2004. John has published over 30 technical papers, has been awarded US Patents for deep water facilities and operations, and serves as Editorial Advisor to Offshore Engineer Magazine.
Founder and CEO
Carol has grown her company from one person in 1999 to over 440 associates today across 20 states. She is a selfdescribed accidental entrepreneur and Unconventional CEO™. Craig Technologies was listed as one of Florida’s Best Companies to Work For by Florida Trend magazine. Carol oversees corporate operations, offering multi-disciplinary engineering and integration, software development, training and courseware development, information technology, modeling and simulation, logistics, and launch support. She has extensive military experience and is pursuing a PhD in Systems Engineering at Florida Tech. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work as a small business owner, executive and entrepreneur.
Chief Executive Officer
Engineering Mgt.,M.S. '84
Jean has more than thirty years of industry experience and leads the testing and evaluation phase of the carrier aircraft. He is a seasoned aerospace professional who has led air launched space vehicle, launch operations, and spacecraft programs. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, his legacy in space began on active duty in the Air Force and continued as the program manager for Orbital's Pegasus system. Most recently, Floyd was vice president and general manager for the civil and defense division at Orbital ATK, where he managed P&L responsibilities of Human Space Systems, National Security Space, Science and Environmental, and Advanced Flight Systems.
Contract Mgt., M.S.M. '95
Ron is an aerospace professional in the development of technologies and solutions to complex, technical issues. Interested in space system development, integration, test and launch operations for manned and unmanned space missions. He participates in research and agile development of software solutions for national space and military initiatives. He is an adjunct professor, guest lecturer on space systems and software development, and a program evaluator for software engineering for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET). He has been published, patented and is a U.S. Air Force veteran.
President and Founder
Walter founded Tensor Engineering in 1958. Since then he and Tensor Engineering have played an integral part in the construction of most of the major steel structures built in the United States.
With over 60 years of knowledge and experience he has personally supervised the structural steel fabrication detail and field erection drawings for over 3,300 bridges. Recognized within the industry as a leading authority, Mr. Gatti serves as chairman of the NSBA/AASHTO committee for steel bridge collaboration
Division Director, Engineering & Construction
Oceanography, B.S. '72
Environmental Eng., M.S. '77
Don implements Gwinnett County’s CIP program for linear, vertical, and storm water type projects. He manages 60 plus project managers and inspectors and is responsible for the designs and construction of the Department of Water Resources pipeline and treatment facility projects. Current CIP project budgets exceed $100,000,000 per year. Don has 40+ years of experience in facilities and environmental engineering and permitting, utilizing alternative and traditional project delivery systems. He’s managed and designed water and wastewater treatment facilities, from concept development to final design and startup, for industry, federal government, and municipalities.
V.P. Enterprise. Communication Systems
Marine Biology, B.S. '94
Sigma Kappa sorority
Gretchen is a dynamic IT professional with over 20 years of experience guiding major communications organizations to meet and exceed corporate goals. As VP in the IT organization at Charter Communications, her team integrates and supports communication systems, file services and collaboration tools. She manages large portfolios of highly impactful technical projects, ensures adherence to best practices and promotes overall operational excellence. She is a board member for the Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) Midwest Chapter and has led the Careers in Action program for the Women in Technology Leadership (WIT) Foundations.
Neil is managing partner of Mile Marker 101 LLC, a Florida company providing strategic advisory services to Aviation and Mobile Connectivity businesses. He was previously CEO and President of EMS Technologies, Inc., the world leader in aviation connectivity, equipping thousands of airlines, business jets and military aircraft with broadband communications. In 2011 he led EMS through its acquisition by Honeywell. MacKay holds the Canadian Business Aviation Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for service to the aviation industry and served as a corporate director on ten boards, and the Innovation Council of Queen’s University. He is the author of more than 40 publications.
CEO and President
Psychology '99 (B.S.)
Misty oversees business operations, development and growth for Novel, a certified Woman Owned Small Business. She is a member of the Space Coast Tech Council, and Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast, and Groundswell. Novel is an engineering service provider to the software and electronic industry. Their engineering team is comprised of software, electrical, systems and FPGA & PLD firmware engineers. They serve businesses in the aerospace, defense, space, healthcare, scientific, and industrial manufacturing sectors.
Founder and CEO
Computer Sciences, M.S. '92
Computer Sciences, Ph.D. '95
Ernest is a thought leader in the area of Cybersecurity awareness, education, training and workforce development. He is the CEO of The Global McDuffie Group (TGMG) and has 44 years of experiences, leadership and service. TGMG is focused on the assessment and evaluation of cybersecurity, awareness, education, training, and workforce development. He previously headed the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, (NICE) where he led the government national campaign designed to improve the cyber behavior, skills, and knowledge of every segment of the population, enabling a safer cyberspace.
Operations Research, '94 (Ph.D.)
Business Administration, '96 (M.B.A.)
David serves as the President of the Chinese-American Scholars and Professionals Association of Florida (CASPAF). He retired in 2013 from Northrop Grumman Corporation after 28 years of service as an Engineering Fellow. Since then, he has provided consulting services to industry through Gray Wolf Technical Services.
Sr. Vice President, Engineering & Technology
Ocean Engineering, B.S. '94
Alpha Phi Omega, College Players
Derek is responsible for the technology team, research and development efforts, advisory services, and global ship systems for the American Bureau of Shippping. ABS’s mission is to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. It is the second largest class society with a classed fleet of nearly 12,000 commercial vessels and offshore facilities. ABS Rules form the basis for assessing the design and construction of new vessels and the integrity of existing vessels and marine structures.
Al Nuttall earned his B.S.E. (1967) and M.S.E. (1970), in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army at it’s Chemical Center, Edgewood Arsenal, MD and then launched his career as a development engineer for Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis. In his next role, he managed manufacturing, engineering, quality control, and support groups for three plant sites of PCR, Inc., producing silanes, organofluorine compounds, and other fine organics and pharmaceuticals. In 1984, he moved to Palm Bay to help found FAR Research, Inc., a profitable fine organic chemical manufacturing firm. From 1992-2015, he served in several roles culminating as the President/CEO of FAR and orchestrated an acquisition, bridged the ownership change and, ultimately, oversaw divestiture of the firm. Since retiring, Al has become involved in Florida Tech. He and his wife have provided for an endowed scholarship fund, he has been a speaker on campus and has coached students in interviewing to better prepare them for launching their careers.
Director - Engineering
Physics '78 (B.S.
Pi Kappa Alpha
Jeff began his career with Grumman Aerospace Systems in 1985 as a Structural Engineer upon graduating from
Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BS in Civil Engineering. He later earned an MBA from Florida Tech. Jeff led a
Vehicle Engineering department and managed development efforts on many Aerospace programs. In 2007, he began working with Software Suppliers to develop, deploy and support Engineering tools and applications used throughout Northrop Grumman. Jeff is now the Aerospace Systems Sector Director of Engineering Applications with his role primarily focusing on Product Lifecycle Management and Computer Aided Design tools.
Wild Manta, LLC is a product development company and business factory focused on creating startup businesses along the Space Coast. Leveraging his 30+ years in product and systems development, Mr. Reynolds has been involved in the startup community in Brevard County since 1995. He has participated in the founding of numerous high-tech startups across a broad range of industries including his own, Soneticom in 1998. Mr. Reynolds grew Soneticom, an applied research company, from its three founders to a successful sale to DRS Technologies in 2009. Upon the sale, he became the VP General Manager and oversaw tactical systems development. Along the way, Soneticom made the INC 500 fastest growing companies, was named Entrepreneur of the Year from the Founder’s Forum and won numerous EDC job creation awards. Mr. Reynolds currently serves on the board of Avancen MOD Corporation and is a founding board member of the Legacy Angel Network, focused on raising seed capital to emerging local businesses. Mr. Reynolds has a strong passion for growing businesses in Brevard County and regularly mentors startup businesses across a broad range of industries.
COO and VP U.S. Operations & Sales
Physics, B.S. '78
Pi Kappa Alpha
Bob provides leadership for MLDesign Technologies, Inc. an international company dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the design process all the way from concept to implementation. MLDesigner is the first standardized platform that unifies the system-level design process across development sites and design technologies. It integrates the "islands of automation" that have prevented comprehensive system design and validation. MLDesigner is aimed at providing a strategic tool for every engineer's desktop and to provide significant productivity improvements for both individual designers and teams.
Senior Instrument & Controls Engineer
Electrical Engineering, B.S. '72
Management, M.S. '91
Doug is a senior controls engineer and computer control specialist for Westinghouse Corp. in Canton, Massachusetts. He has worked on projects in the United States, Canada, Algeria and China, where next generation nuclear plants are being constructed. In 2013, Doug established the Douglas M. Schuler Endowment to provide scholarships to electrical and computer engineer majors at Florida Tech. He has invested in senior design projects and supports the Student Design Center, providing funds for equipment. He resides in the Boston area.