Industry Partners

Melfred Borzall IME Projects Fund


The Melsheimers, through their company, have generously contributed to the IME department Projects Fund. The mission of this fund is to help students develop engineering skills through project based learning. The fund will provide support to students who travel to project locations or need money to purchase supplies and materials. Priority for this funding will be given to projects that do not have funding from other sources or are working with non-profits or community members.

The application process for this fund is laid out below:

  1. Submit an application for funding to the fund director via email at any time during the school year. The director will look at three criteria:
    1. The project is for a non-profit or from the community
    2. There is no other funding available from the sponsor
    3. The project is part of a course or a senior project
    4. The request is for no more than $500
  2. The Fund Director and Department chair will review the application
  3. Notification for funding will occur within a week of the application

Fill out an application and send to

Fund Director 2016-17: Lizabeth Schlemer

Healthcare Improvement Panel

On May 7, 2018, our IE in Healthcare Student Representatives Marie Scholl and Lisa Li organized the second Industrial Engineers in Healthcare Discussion Panelist Banquet. The panelists included representatives from Cleveland Clinic, Mazzetti, SLO Noor Foundation, Coastal Family Dermatology, and Radiology Associates

Industrial Advisory Board

To help ensure the excellence in our educational agendas by providing advice, counsel, recommendations, and suggestions to the department, and where necessary, input to the College of Engineering, on matters concerning direction, strategy, and meeting the customer needs of the future

Name Company
Sam Arbone Vice President, Services and Operations  CBRE
Abraham Aguilar    Channel Development Manager Omron
Kristen Burton Customer Lifecycle Analytics ServiceNow
Dan Franchi Director of Petroleum Operations Watt mineral Holdings, LLC
Wesley Fromm Project Manager CBRE & JPMorgan Chase
Michael Hammons   Managing Partner Sustainable Growth Management
Dave Hampton Retired FritoLay Inc/Pepsico
David Hom Co-Founder/CTO Quin Inc.
Florence Hudson Special Advisor to the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Indiana University
John Juell Operations Manager Raytheon
Jon Krause CEO 3Options Consulting
Kelly Kurtz Senior Director, Business Operations Lam Research
Ty Lee Global Vice President, Customer Strategy    Johnson & Johnson
Brian Maready Vice President Next Level Partners, LLC
Jennifer Nichols Director of Clinical Engineering TriMedx
Chuck Osberg Retired Northrop Grumman
Dennis Petersen Director, Nuclear Work Management Diablo Canyon Power Plant
Hernan Rodriguez Senior Director, Global IT Oracle
David Roeloffs Vice President Business Development Sanmina
Paul Steiner  Sales Manager Rockwell Automation
Kazuo Takeda  Manager, Industrial Engineeirng Disneyland Resort Planning
Todd Tsudama  Non-Profit Executive