Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Industrial Advisory Board

About the board

The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) provides support and guidance to the EECS Department from the perspective of industry leaders. EECS graduates represent our principal product and the IAB represents our customers. As such, the IAB provides valuable advice to EECS regarding the changing needs of industry and the engineering profession. IAB also provides suggestions for strengthening ties with industry in order to promote industry-academia interaction, joint collaboration and research, and technology transfer. 

IAB members are to be selected by EECS faculty, although input and nominations from continuing IAB members is welcome. Members are to be drawn principally from local industry. Members should be leaders in their profession and should have demonstrated a strong interest in the department.

Meetings are normally held annually on a work day during the October to November time frame, and start around 6 pm and end at around 8 pm.  Occasionally a second meeting may be held sometime in late March to April time frame if needs dictate it.

The department seeks input on undergraduate and graduation educational programs, faculty recruitment, research activities, research dissemination to industry, industry recruitment of students, alumni and industry outreach events, and others.

Members of the Board

Name Company Title Area
Couturier, Joe SSOE Group
1001 Madison Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
Section Manager - Power EE
Estell, John Ohio Northern University
525 South Main St.
Ada, OH 45810
ECCS Department Ohio Northern University CSE
Goldberg, Steve Matrix Technologies
1760 Indian Wood Circle
Maumee, OH 43537
Director of Industrial Systems CSE
Kurtz, Vicki Imaging Systems Technology
P.O. Box 352380
Toledo, OH 43635
Software Engineer CSE
Melkonian, Chris Midwest MicroDevices, LLC
329 14th Street
Toledo, OH 43604
President/CEO EE
Miller, Thomas Ford Motor Company
Automotive Safety Office
Fairlane Plaza South
330 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
Product Development Engineer EE
Mossing, John AFRL Compase Center
2241 Avionics Circle
Area B, B620
Wright Patterson, OH 45433
Chief Scientist CSE
McConnell, Ed SSOE Group
1001 Madison Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
Master Engineer, Senior Associate EE
Orra, Mike General Dynamics
1200 Joe Hall Dr.
Yipsilanti, MI 48197
Advanced Scientist - Research CSE
Root, Steve American Electric Power
209 N. Wood St.
Fostoria, Ohio 44830
Project Design
Switzer, Ken Marco's Franchising, LLC
5252 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43623
Vice President and CFO CSE
Swonger, Bill Electronic Concepts & Engineering, Inc.
1306 Kittle Road
Holland, OH 43528
President EE
Wedding, Carol Imaging Systems Technology
P.O. Box 352380
Toledo, OH 43635
President EE
Wedding, Don Accenture Consulting
95 Sapphire Ln.
Streetsboro, OH 44241
Management Scientist
Senior Manager
Last Updated: 2/18/20