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Andrew Baugher

Andrew Baugher

BS 2015 Mechanisms Test Engineer | Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (SSC) A little about my career path: I started at CU working towards a physics degree and loved the hands on work so much I added a major in M.E. as well. I started with LM right after graduation...
Arlen Ward

Arlen Ward

BS,MS 2002, 2004 Modeling and Simulation Principal | System Insight Engineering A little about my career path: 14 years at Valleylab/Covidien/Medtronic with a focus on simulation in R&D. Now an engineering consultant in the same area. Ask me about: Computational Modeling and Simulation, FEA, Virtual Prototyping, Design Optimization, Medical Devices,...
Bob Wills

Bob Wills

BS ‘69, MS ‘70 President Murphy’s Corporate Lodging Inc. 30 years experience in oil and gas industry, in engineering, sales, and management. Former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Purchased Murphy’s Corporate Lodging in July 2000.
Carlye Lauff

Carlye Lauff

MS 2015, PhD 2018 (expected) PhD Candidate | University of Colorado Boulder A little about my career path: The Masters in Design through Mechanical Engineering opened my eyes to the world of Product Design Engineering. This has helped me create a career path for myself focused on research in the...
Chris Schmatenberger

Chris Schmachtenberger

BSME 1979 Director World Wide Media Manufacturing | Carestream Health A little about my career path: Began my career as process control engineer for a large manufacturing company Had the opportunity to move into leadership position for an engineering group Leveraged my engineering education and leadership skills to hold other...
Chris Williams

Chris Williams

BS 2007 Project Manager | Flatiron Construction A little about my career path: I started as a young engineer working for a general contractor managing specific scopes of construction for large bridge projects on the west coast. I've grown into both the business and management aspects of those construction projects...
Connor Weisse

Connor Weisse

BS 2015 Biomedical Engineer | 3D Systems A little about my career path: I got into the healthcare industry through my experience in CAD and 3D Printing. I have expanded into database design and systems analysis when an opportunity and need presented it self. As I continue forward in my...
Courtney Foss

Courtney Foss

BS, MS 2016 Equipment Supplier Engineer | Terumo BCT A little about my career path: I am passionate about engineering to improve lives and this passion has led me to a career in the medical device industry. Ask me about:
Dan Spickard

Dan Spickard

BS MechE ‘96 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Executive Vice President, Operations & Integrated Supply Chain Karcher North America Senior executive leading the North American manufacturing operations, distribution, and supply chain for Karcher. Past experience in operations for Emerson and Agilent.
Dario Atallah

Dario Atallah

BS ‘84, MBA '90 Senior Director, Product Solutions Decisiv, Inc. Managed multiple products from creation to retirement, in various industries including Medical, IT, Transportation/Construction, Weather, and Automation. Created hardware, software, data and services solutions for companies including Sun Microsystems, Pfizer, Vaisala, and Decisiv, and founded the WOW Children’s Museum in...
Dave Drach

Dave Drach

BS 1985 - Mech Engr VP Corporate Strategy | Techstars A little about my career path: Started out building robots for Boeing, now work on building a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Ask me about: Entrepreneurship engagement of engineers.
Dave Wolenski

Dave Wolenski

BS ‘83 Owner, President Electro-Mechanical Products, Inc. EMP is a manufacturer of precision-machined components and thermal management devices used by OEMs in the semiconductor, medical, laser, and commercial/high-tech industry sectors.
Dianna Manning

Diana Manning

BS MechE ‘84 Senior Manager Boeing BS MechE ‘84 Manager of Engines APS and Fuels Team for the Boeing 787 Program.
Donald Strickland

Donald Strickland

CEO Visionary Moments San Francisco, CA
Emily Chesnut

Emily Chesnut

BS 2016 Mechanical Design Engineer | Seagate Technology A little about my career path: I worked as an intern at Seagate during the summer in 2015 and continued working part time during my senior year at CU. I was offered a full time job at Seagate in December of my...
Erik Hofvander

Erik Hofvander

BS 2008 A little about my career path: Got a passion for robotics in Undergraduate. Continued that path. Ask me about: Control Systems. Robotics.
Hannah Steketee

Hannah Steketee

BS 2017 Product Engineer 1 | Terumo BCT A little about my career path: I interned with Terumo BCT right after graduation and recently got hired on full time. My internship involved some systems engineering for disposable products. I am interested in continuing to work in the medical engineering field...
Herb Vogel

Herb Vogel

BS ‘82 Executive Vice President – Operations SM Energy 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry in Colorado and around the world. Prior to joining SM Energy, served as President of BP Energy Co.
Jeff Sokol

Jeff Sokol

BS 1995 Department Manager, Mechanical Engineering | Ball Aerospace A little about my career path: I have worked at Ball Aerospace since graduation (1995). My career has progressed from detailed mechanical design of mechanisms and optical systems to project technical management, and now to department management. I expect to continue...
Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey Carlson

BS 2015 Mechanical/Systems Engineer | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory A little about my career path: While in school at CU, I applied for an internship at JPL - it was amazing, and I decided I would land a job there. I contacted as many supervisors and asked them to interview...
Joel Johnson

Joel Johnson

BS 1981 Owner, Managing Director | Berrendo Energy LLC A little about my career path: I entered the oil and gas facility design business after CU and then decided to change careers and received an MBA. I went into Environmental and Energy Efficiency consulting performing various technical and managerial roles...
John Mollenkopf

John Mollenkopf

BS 1983 EVP and Chief Operating Officer MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (Retired) | Retired A little about my career path: Graduated from CU Boulder with BSME 1983 and went to work in the oil and gas industry for ARCO that same year. Worked as a process and project engineer for...
Kassi Butler

Kassi Butler

BS 2017 Mechanical Engineer | FIRST RF Corporation A little about my career path: While I was studying Mechanical Engineering at CU, I gained manufacturing experience as a student assistant in the ITLL machine shop. I heard about FIRST RF through a career fair on campus and worked as a...
Kayla Maranjian

Kayla Maranjian

BS: 2009, MS: 2010 Senior New Product Development Engineer | Medtronic A little about my career path: In undergrad, I enjoyed mechanical engineering classes, but couldn't see myself in a career until I found the biomedical engineering option. Ever since, I've been interning and working full time in the medical...
Kenny Wise

Kenny Wise

BS 2015 Founder | New West Design Lab A little about my career path: As a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering I worked for CIRES at CU as a machinist apprentice. I quickly became fascinated with functional aesthetics and had a number of projects outside of work and class. After graduation...
Kent Rooks

Kent Rooks

BS 1978 Managing Director | ESPecial Consultants LLC Kent Rooks is the Managing Director of ESPecial Consultants LLC, which provides Artificial Lift solutions for oil production to oil industry. Kent is currently under contract with Quantum Reservoir Engineering Impact, a Houston based “Think Tank” that supplies internationally recognized industrial consulting...
Krishan Patel

Krishan Patel

BS 2014, MS 2017 Mission Operations Systems Engineer - Odyssey & Maven | Lockheed Martin A little about my career path: Started out in mechanical engineering and, a little ways in, picked up a double major in Applied Mathematics. Really liked my professors and wanted to challenge myself. Had a...
Max Peevey

Max Peevey

BS,MS 2007, 2018 Manufacturing Engineer | MKS Instruments A little about my career path: Started as a machinist, then worked as a consultant, now working for the company Ask me about: How to analyze data to determine the questions that you need to ask. How to make an engineering decision...
Michael Stockman

Michael Stockman

Director at WMD Asset Management, LLC Mr. Stockman spearheads the new investment products and strategic planning initiatives in WMD’s Office of the CIO and member of the Senior Living Investment Team. Mr. Stockman brings 30 years of experience in leadership roles at some of the world’s premier financial institutions and...
Mike Holt

Mike Holt

BS 2015 Hardware Engineer | Lockheed Martin A little about my career path: I had a job offer right out of college with an HVAC company as an inside salesman. I worked for that company for two years and learned the industry. I decided I wanted to pursue a career...
Mike McCue

Mike McCue

BS 1990 President | Accu-Precision A little about my career path: I became an owner-operator of a contract manufacturing company after trying a number of different, but ultimately complementary careers. Early in my career I worked in a large company, Chevron, completing large projects with large groups of people. I...
Nick Clements

Nick Clements

BS,MS,PhD 2009, 2010, 2013 Research Engineer | Well Living Lab A little about my career path: My short career has taken a odd few turns, but I've always endeavored to conduct research to improve public health. Now (and hopefully for the foreseeable future!), that research is taking the form of...
Nils Tellier

Nils Tellier

BS 1989 Principal | EPSIM Corporation A little about my career path: Licensed professional engineer with 25 years of experience in gas processes and 10 years of experience in wholesale power trading and electric utilities operations. Principal and Founder of EPSIM, Corp. Ask me about: Areas of interest include cryogenic...
Param Singh

Param Singh

BS Aero ‘68, MS Aero ‘70, PhD Aero ‘74 AbioMed (retired) One of two named inventors of the AbioCor, the first total artifical heart (Patent 4,888,011).
Rachel Sobke

Rachel Sobke

BS 2014 Project Engineer | Stolle Machinery A little about my career path: I worked as a facilities engineer in the oil and gas industry for the first few years out of college. About a year and a half ago, I switched industries and began working in machine design for...
Samantha Kelly-Borjon

Samantha Kelly-Borjon

BS 2012 Mechanical Engineer II | Ball Aerospace A little about my career path: I started college as a Theater major, ended up graduating as a mechanical engineer. I have been working in the aerospace for 6 years designing anything from cables, to optics, to transport fixtures. I'm currently getting...
Sami Maierhofer

Sami Maierhofer

BS,MS 2016 Process Development Engineer | Terumo BCT A little about my career path: After graduation I started out at Terumo BCT as an intern in the disposables development group. At the end of the Summer there was an opening for an entry level position in the process development group...
Sarah Lafasto

Sarah Lafasto

BS 2017 Systems Engineer Associate | Ball Aerospace A little about my career path: I always just seized simple opportunities and put a lot of effort into building relationships. Hard work and enthusiasm can get you most places. Ask me about: Systems Engineering, technical communication, public speaking.
Sreyas Krishnan

Sreyas Krishnan

BSME 2012, MSME 2016 Propulsion Systems Design Engineer | United Launch Alliance A little about my career path: I was a burned out DJ/producer and bored pipe support designer/analyst when I was accepted into CU's Design Master's Program. I came out of the program with a renewed passion for engineering...
Hasund Svein

Svein Hasund

BS 1967 Retired - Oil & Gas Industry Svein's first surprise and impression when arriving in Boulder from Norway in 1965, was how beautiful the scenery was with the Rockies and Flatirons in the background. His second surprise came when he registered at CU and was awarded a scholarship of...
Tom Ebner

Tom Ebner

BS 1985 President & CEO | Xtreme Power Conversion Corporation A little about my career path: After graduating in December 1985 with a BSME I was hired by a small manufacturer's rep company, AC Systems, located in Denver. While with AC Systems I sold Power and Cooling equipment for large...
Tom McLagan

Tom McLagan

BSME 79 President Hyder Construction Inc. 30 years of experience in general construction and real estate development. Leads a mid-sized Colorado based commercial general contractor.
Zach Hoh

Zach Hoh

BSME 1989 Senior Engineering Manager, Mechanical Engineering Talent Development Ball Aerospace A little about my career path: I started working at Ball Aerospace at the end of my junior year at CU-Boulder. I got my start working in the machine shop issuing raw materials. I got the opportunity to support...

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