Texas Tech University

Industrial Advisory Board


The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) of the Mechanical Engineering department is a valuable resource for the Whitacre College of Engineering, providing strategic planning, program development insights, and unique industry perspectives to the Department Chair. IAB Board members serve as ambassadors for the Mechanical Engineering department and are essential to forging alliances between students and Whitacre College of Engineering administration.



Billy Clark


Member since Fall 2023


Jennifer Cox

High Pressure Systems Manager, Boeing 

Member since Fall 2022


Ruslan Filyukov

Reservoir Engineer, Formentera Partners

Member since Spring 2016


Rusty Freelen

Project Engineer Sr Staff, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Member since Fall 2014


Kelvin Gryder

Operations Manager, Wind Xcel Energy

Member since Spring 2021


Scott T. Hancock

Special Tooling Lead Engineer, CNS Pantex Plan

Member since Spring 2018

Jansa Wade

Wade Jansa

Project Manager/Senior Mechanical Engineer, Burns & McDonnell

Member since Fall 2020


Matt Johnson

Phillips 66

Member since Fall 2023


Lesley Loper

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Chief Engineer, F35 Production  

Member since Fall 2020


Hannah McKernan

Lockheed Martin Rotary Mission Systems, Transmission Design Engineer

Member since Spring 2021


William Moler

Tallgrass Energy (Ret)

Member since Spring 2023


Brianne Siefert

Xcel Energy

Member since Fall 2023


Noah Tevis

General Counsel – Intellectual Property, Bell Textron

Member since Fall 2022


Chelsea Weir

Business Decision Analyst, LyondellBasell

Member since Spring 2022


Kyle Wolfe

Operations Engineer, Midstream Operations Company, Phillips 66

Member since Fall 2020


Preston Abadie

Graduate Student Liaison, Texas Tech University


Jessica Bradski

Undergraduate Student Liaison, Texas Tech University


Dr. Song Kong

Dr. Song Kong

Department Chair




Department of Mechanical Engineering