Engineering Advisory Council

Mike Aldredge Michael Burrow

Mr. Mike E. Aldredge
Business: MillCreek Land & Cattle Co., Ltd.
Title: CEO
B.S. Industrial Engineering 1965

 Mr. Michael L. Burrow
Business: Burrow Global, LLC
Title: Chairman and CEO

Charles Cutler Joe Domino

Dr. Charles Cutler
Business: Cutler Technology Corp.
Title: Chairman
B.S. Chemical Engineering 1961

Mr. Joe Domino
Business: Entergy Texas
Title: Chief Integration Officer (retired)
Master of Engineering Science 1975

Phillip Drayer Frey

Mr. Phillip Drayer
Business: Kalydus Asset Advisors, L.P.
Title: CEO (retired)
B.S. Electrical Engineering 1967

Mr. Gerald S. Frey
Business: ExxonMobil, Beaumont, TX
Title: Plant Manager

Tom Giannopoulos Jack Gill

 Mr. A. L. "Tom" Giannopoulos
Business: MICROS System, Inc.
Title: Chairman, President & CEO (retired)
B.S. Electrical Engineering 1962

Dr. Jack M. Gill
Business: Gill Foundation of Texas
Title: President
B.S. Chemistry 1958

Stephen Grace Hashemian

Dr. H. Stephen Grace, Jr.
Business: H. S. Grace & Company, Inc.
Title: Founder and President
B.S. Industrial Engineering 1964

Dr. H.M. Hashemian
Business: AMS Corporation
Title: President and CEO
D.E. Electrical Engineering 2008

Bob Layfield

Mr. Robert S. Jones
Business: RSJ Consulting
Title: Owner
B.S. Civil Engineering 1973

Mr. DeWayne Layfield
Business:Law Offices of L. DeWayne Layfield
Title: Owner
B.S. Chemical Engineering 1987

Shelly Don Lyle

Ms. Shelly Leedy
Business:Richard Automation Inc.
Title: President
B.S. Chemical Engineering 1984

Mr. Don Lyle
Business: Technology Management Co.
Title: Principal (President)

Larry Norwood

Mr. Greg Masica

Business:  BASF Total Petrochemicals

Title:  Vice President – Port Arthur Site

Mr. Larry Norwood
Business: Lubrizol Additives
Title: Corporate Vice President Operations (retired)
B.S. Chemical Engineering 1973
Hermann Ortega Gerry Pate

 Mr. Hermann Ortega
Business: MTG Consulting
Title: Advisor
    B.S. Chemical Engineering 1967             MBA 1972  LHD 2014

 Mr. Gerry Pate
Business: Pate Transportation Partners & Pate Engineers
Title: Managing Partner / Chairman of Board
B.S. Civil Engineering 1963

Pike Powers allan

Mr. Pike Powers
Business: Petros Advisors L.L.C.

Mr. Alan Plummer Jr.
Business: Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.
Title: Chairman
B.S. Civil Engineering 1964

Tom Purves

 Mr. W. T. (Tom) Purves
Business: Shell Oil Company
Title: Vice President Operational Excellence Upstream Americas

Ms. Anita Riddle

Business:  Exxon Mobil Corporation
Title:  Manager Global Procurement
Master Engineering Mgmt 1993
D.E. Chemical Engineering 1996


Lori Ryerkerk

Dan Smith

Ms. Lori Ryerkerk
Business: Shell Downstream, Services International B.V.
Title: Executive Vice President of Manufacturing Operations

Mr. Dan F. Smith
Business: LyondellBasell Industries
Title: President, CEO & Chairman (Retired)
B.S. Chemical Engineering 1969

Michael Turner Jimmy Booker

Mr. J. Michael Turner
Business: Turnaco LLC
Title: President / CEO
B.S. Electrical Engineering 1971


Mr. Jimmy Booker
Business: Entergy Texas, Inc.
Title: Manager (Retired)
B.S. Industrial Engineering 1955
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 1956 


Terry Welch 

Mr. Fernando Salazar
Business: ExxonMobil Corporation
Title: Beaumont Refinery Manager 

Mr. Terry Welch
Business: Sinclair Group
Title: Chief Executive Officer