Engineering Leadership Board

Engineering Leadership Board

Established in 1999, the Engineering Leadership Board of the UH Cullen College of Engineering provides valuable assistance in the development of College programs. Comparable to a company's Board of Directors, the Engineering Leadership Board provides advice and counsel, assists in establishing program priorities and objectives, provides review and critique, provides liaison to the outside industrial and government communities, promotes College interests inside and outside the University, and helps define needs and assists in the development of resources.

Membership on the Engineering Leadership Board is of the highest quality and by invitation only from the Dean of the Cullen College of Engineering. Members represent a cross-section of leaders throughout the community: engineering industry, educational partners, and public service sector.

The Engineering Leadership Board meets twice yearly—a fall meeting hosted by the College on the UH campus and a spring meeting hosted by a Board member.

Engineering Leadership Board Members

  • Matt Abraham
    Matt Abraham
    Chief Operating Officer, INEOS USA Oil & Gas LLC
  • Durga Agrawal
    Durga Agrawal
    President, Piping Technology & Products
  • Heidi Alderman
    Heidi Alderman
    Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals BASF Corporation
  • Jeff Beauchamp
    Jeff Beauchamp
    Founder and Chairman, logiXite
  • David Brunnert
    VP, Drilling Tools & Intervention Services, Weatherford International
  • The Honorable Bill Callegari
    The Honorable Bill Callegari
    Texas House of Representatives
  • Danong Chen
    CEO, MetronomX
  • Doreen Chin
    Doreen Chin
    President, Yunka Energy LLC
  • Odis Cobb
    Odis Cobb
    Co-Founder, Cobb, Fendley & Associates
  • Billy Cooke
    Billy Cooke
    Senior Vice President, Klotz Associates
  • Gabriel Cuadra
    Gabriel Cuadra
    VP, Compliance, Gulf of Mexico, BP Exploration & Production, Inc
  • Jeff Edwards
    Improvement Manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP
  • Tina Faraca
    Vice President, Engineering & Construction, Spectra Energy
  • William Fendley
    William Fendley
    Consultant, Co-Founder, Cobb, Fendely & Associates
  • Mauro Ferrari
    President and CEO, Houston Methodist Research Institute
  • Jesse Gonzalez
    Jesse Gonzalez
    The Gonzalez Group
  • Charles Grichar
    Sr. VP, Corporate Engineering, National Oilwell Varco
  • Ernest Henley
    Ernest Henley, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston
  • Bob Herrmann
    Cobalt International Energy, LP.
  • Terri Ivers
    Terri Ivers
    Executive Vice President, Oil and Gas, SNC-Lavalin
  • M.S. Kalsi
    M.S. Kalsi
    President, Kalsi Engineering, Inc.
  • Klotz
    D. Wayne Klotz
    President, Klotz Associates
  • Anu Lal
    Anu Lal
    Vice President Marketing & Sales, Piping Technology & Products
  • Rosy Lee
    VP and General Manager Materials Science Business, Materials & Structural Analysis, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Lohec
    Ronald Lohec
    VP and General Manager Materials Science Business, Materials & Structural Analysis, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Luksich
    Bernie Luksich
    The Mehta Family Foundation
  • Chris McDonald
    Chris McDonald
    Vice President and Global Hydrocarbon Practice Director, CH2M
  • Mehta
    Jainesh Mehta
    Director, The Mehta Family Foundation
  • Kenny Mercado
    Division Senior Vice President, Grid and Market Operations, CenterPoint Energy
  • Oh
    Chang Oh
  • James Ritchie
    Planning and Business Development, ExxonMobil
  • Simmons
    Steven Simmons
    Vice President, Huitt-Zollars
  • Singhania
    Ravi Singhania
    Senior Vice President for Engineering (retired), BASF Corporation
  • Snider
    Larry Snider
  • Sofka
    Tom Sofka
    President, Macro Enterprises
  • Phillip Swanson
    Phillip Swanson
    Engineering Manager, Oceaneering International
  • Tom Tilton
    Vice President-Technology, Weatherford International
  • Turkmani
    Salah Turkmani
    American Construction Technologies