The first meeting of the Industrial Advisory Board for CME took place Friday, November 12, 1999. The Board meets twice a year, during the Fall and Spring semesters.

The members of the IAB were welcomed by Dr. J. Derald Morgan, Vice-President for University Advancement.


Minutes of the Board Meeting on November 12, 1999.

Meeting of the IAB, Friday, April 7, 2000. The members met Dr. Jorge A Auñón, Dean of the College of Engineering at UAH.

Link to Minutes
April 7, 2000.
September 8, 2000.
February 23, 2001.
September 21, 2001.
March 15, 2002.
September 27, 2002.
March 7, 2003.
September 12, 2003
February 20, 2004.
September 10, 2004
February 25, 2005.
September 23, 2005.
February 17, 2006
September 22, 2006
February 16, 2007
September 21, 2007
February 29, 2008
September 26, 2008
February 2, 2009

Members of the Industrial Advisory Board:

Martha Case , Operations Supervisor

3M Specialty Materials Manufacturing Division

Michael L. Coleman ,

Hexcel Corporation, Decatur

Milton Davis PE , Engineer Manager

BE&K, Inc

Marla Fuqua ,

BP-Amoco Decatur

Richard Garnett, PE., , Process Engineer

Honda Precision Products Georgia

Cindy Griffin,

Nova Chemicals

David R. Hendrixson , Manager Polymer Production Group


Steve McConnell, Senior Process Engineer


Dr. Erik Nielsen, PhD, Process Development Engineer

Engelhard, Corp.

Dr. Jan Rogers, PE ,


Greg Stutts

US Army Corps of Engineers

Stan Vinton Engineer Maintenance Manager

BASF Corporation

Former Members of the IAB

Michael Schopp

Dr. Christopher Russell who was a valuable member of this Industrial Board died of an accident at his home in Hartselle, Alabama on August 2, 2002.  Chris is survived by his wife Tracy and sons Aden (born 1996), Ty (born 1998) and  Eli (born 2001).  Chris also leaves behind an extended family  and friend who will miss him very much. 

Mark Dotson , Manufacturing/Engineering Supervisor

Solutia, Inc

Michael Schopp , Project Engineer Manager


Ralph Quigley, PE , Consultant

Independent Consultant

Brian Schoeberl , Plant Manager

3M Specialty Films