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Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringAdvisory Council


The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Advisory Council (MAEAC) advises the department on academic and professional issues pertaining to the undergraduate programs. The goals of MAEAC as they relate to the undergraduate program are to:

  1. review the B.S.M.E. degree program and provide suggestions and input for program objectives,
  2. help the Department become aware of the educational needs of the technical community served,
  3. provide strategies for developing linkages with the technical community which will result in opportunities for collaboration, and
  4. help the Department in developing long-range plans which will assist in identifying future initiatives/direction.

The Advisory Council is composed of professionals, many holding managerial or supervisory positions, from industrial companies and federal organizations located in the Southeastern region of Virginia. A significant percentage, if not majority, of Department graduates from Old Dominion University are employed in the Southeastern region of Virginia.

The MAEAC members bring their broader perspectives, and they have been very active in recent years in the formulation, assessment and evaluation of the undergraduate program objectives. The Council meets twice a year during the Fall and Spring semesters.

The MAEAC Members

Rosemary Berhane

Mechanical Engineer

Sr. Quality Assurance Specialist

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NAVSSES)

Philadelphia, PA

Brian (Butch) Brenton

Manager Engineering 3

Networks, Communications, and Automation

Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News, VA

Jeff Brooks

Rear Admiral (Retired)

Senior General Manager

General Dynamics Nassco

Norfolk, VA

Phillip Damuth, C.E.M.

Vice President

Damuth Trane

Chesapeake, VA

Oscar M. M. Gomeiz, M.S.

Senior Aviation Systems Engineer / Technical Task Lead

Federal Aviation Administration Programs

Assistant Administrator for NextGen (ANG)

CSSI, Inc.

Washington, DC

Richard Hayes

General Manager


Henrico County, VA

Bill Imoehl

Senior Technical Expert

Combustion Management

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Advanced Development

Continental Automotive Systems

Newport News, VA

David McGowan

Principal Investigator

Lightweight Structures & Materials

Space Technology Mission Directorate -

NASA Langley Research Center

Hampton, VA

Paul Robinson

AeroTech Research (USA), Inc.

Newport News, VA

Joseph Stark, III

Vice President/General Manager

Bauer Compressors., Inc.

Norfolk, VA

Mani Subramanian, Ph.D.

Vice President-Business Development

Quest Global Services - NA, Inc.

Cincinnati, OH

James Travers

Vice President of Business Operations

Sumitomo Drive Technologies

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America

Chesapeake, VA

Gary A. Weaver, Sr.

U S Navy Boats & Craft Technical Program
Manager & Customer Advocate

NSWC Carderock, Combatant Craft Division

JEB Little Creek

Virginia Beach, VA

Michael L. Woodhouse, Ph.D.


BioMx Corporation

Norfolk, VA

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