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Brad Brown
Chief Executive Officer, ATL Technology
State: UT

Member Since: 2009
  • Mr. Brown is the co-founder and CEO of ATL Technology, a global company that for 20+ years has provided electromechanical manufacturing solutions for medical, commercial, aeronautical and other industrial needs.
  • ATL employs more than 70 engineers in the U.S., Costa Rica and China.
  • He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from BYU.
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Philip Carmack
VP/GM of Emerging Products, Google
State: CA

Member Since: 2012
  • A successful serial entrepreneur, Mr. Carmack has built several large businesses in Silicon Valley over his 30-year career.
  • Prior to Google, he was the CEO of Aptina Imaging until it was sold to ON Semiconductor for $400M.
  • He spent 13 years at NVIDIA where he started and ran many units like the Mobile Business Unit.
  • He has a BS in electrical engineering from BYU and a MSEE from Stanford.
  • In 2011, Laptop Magazine named him the ninth most influential person in the mobile industry.
Doug Clifford
Former VP & CTO, Iomega Corp.
State: UT

Member Since: 2006
  • For over five of his 28 years at Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Clifford served as the general manager with direct responsibility for the revenue of two major divisions with revenues exceeding $600M per year.
  • He graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from BYU, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Santa Clara and Colorado State Universities.
  • He is the founding chairman of the Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology.
Mark Cluff
Metrology Software Consultant, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
State: UT

  • Mr. Cluff has worked in software engineering as a designer, software developer, manager, executive and consultant. He has also held several educational leadership positions, including vice chairman of the Utah State Board of Education.
  • He worked for companies such as Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., GTE Sylvania, and Arthur D. Little, Inc. before founding Wilcox Associates, Inc.
  • He has a BS in engineering technology with an emphasis in Computer Aided Design and he completed graduate studies in computer integrated manufacturing and business at BYU.
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Brad Dolbin
President, Bechco-MRM
State: MI

Member Since: 2013
  • Mr. Dolbin has led the development of power electronics and motion control solutions for more than 20 years.
  • He has held positions in engineering at Rockwell International, working on the international Space Station Power System, and in engineering management at Advanced Motion Controls, where he led award-winning digital servo drive development projects.
  • He joined DMI Technology in July 2011 to develop ElectroCraft's worldwide drive electronics business.
  • He has a BS degree in electrical engineering from BYU. 
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Douglas Ferrell
Principal/President, Patrell Engineering
State: CA

  • Mr. Ferrell is a registered civil engineer with over 32 years experience in the recreational water field.
  • He has been involved in both the structural and hydraulic design of hundreds of aquatic and water feature projects.
  • He has specialized experience in the design of complex water features and pools and has extensive field construction experience.
  • He also specializes as a professional witness with experience in all facets of the structural and hydraulic issues related to swimming pools, water features and water park attractions.
  • He graduated from BYU with a BS in civil engineering.
Nancy Ferrell
Principal/Vice President, Patrell Engineering
State: CA

  • Mrs. Patton-Ferrell, a registered civil engineer with over 30 years experience, has a general engineering and project management background in the design of water, amusement, and specialized rockwork structures.
  • She has designed naturalistic rockwork for more than 20 years and is nationally recognized as one of the few experts in the rockwork design field.
  • She also specializes in the structural design of pools, fountains, water features and dry structures.
  • As a principal engineer, her specific area of concentration within the firm is structural design.
  • She has a BS in civil engineering from BYU. 
Marc Foulkrod
CEO, Avjet Global Sales
State: CA

Member Since: 2017
  • Mr. Foulkrod purchased Avjet Corporation and spent 37 years building it into a world leader in corporate aviation resulting in its sale to General Dynamics in 2016.
  • During this period, he was also the founding member and chairman of the board of Mission Valley Bank.
  • His current endeavors include Avjet Asia in Seoul, Korea, Blackhawk Aviation in Pagosa Springs, CO, and Avjet Global Sales in Burbank, CA.
  • He has a BS degree with honors in aerospace engineering from California State Polytechnic University.
Martin Frey
Managing Director, Mainsail Capital
State: UT

  • Mr. Frey is a successful business leader, active angel investor and an accomplished mountaineer and sailor.
  • In April 2016, he completed an 11-year journey to become the first person to climb the world’s Seven Summits and sail the Seven Seas. This achievement follows an illustrious 33-year business career that included 13 years in Silicon Valley as a senior director for Cisco.
  • He also served as managing director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
  • He has a BS in mechanical engineering from BYU, and has completed Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.
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Gary Graham
Sr. VP & COO, Branded Products Group, Western Digital Corp.
State: CA

Member Since: 2015
  • Mr. Graham is the retired senior vice president of operations and COO for the Branded Products Group of Western Digital Corp., a group that provides consumer-based storage solutions to retail stores. 
  • While there, he led the supply side operations (R&D, NPI, Materials, Quality and Supply Chain) from start-up to a business with multi-billion dollar annual sales.  
  • He has a BS in mechanical engineering from BYU, an MS in engineering from UC Berkeley and an MBA from San Jose State. 
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Michael Hoer
Executive Director, Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial
State: UT

Member Since: 2012
  • Mr. Hoer spent several decades working abroad, and was the president and managing director of Continental Grain Asia.
  • He currently also serves on BYU’s Marriott Business School’s National Advisory Council and BYU-Hawaii’s President’s Leadership Council.
  • He holds a BA in Chinese and an MBA from BYU.
Kay Holbrook
CFO, International Paperbox & Powder Coatings of Utah
State: UT

Member Since: 2015
  • Mrs. Holbrook is the owner and CFO of both International PaperBox and Powder Coatings of Utah.
  • She spent the beginning of her career at Novell in the accounting department in consolidation and intercompany accounting of Novell’s foreign subsidiaries.
  • She has a BS in business management – finance from BYU. 
Wade Holbrook
CEO, International Paperbox & Powder Coatings of Utah
State: UT

Member Since: 2015
  • Mr. Holbrook is the owner and CEO of both International PaperBox and Powder Coatings of Utah.
  • His career began with four years at IBC Advanced Technologies developing pilot plants for precious metal separation.
  • After working for eight years for Flowserve and Wemco, Wade purchased his first company in 2002 and his second in 2004.
  • He has a BS in chemical engineering from BYU. 
Peter Huntsman
President & CEO, Huntsman Corporation
State: TX

Member Since: 2007
  • Mr. Huntsman is president and CEO of the Huntsman Corporation.
  • Huntsman Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals and has 15,000 employees and more than 75 operations in 24 countries.
  • After attending the University of Utah, he began his professional career in 1983 with Olympus Oil Corporation and in 1986 was named the company’s president.
Ryan Hyde
President & CEO, RPH Engineering
State: Utah

Member Since: 2013
  • Mr. Hyde has been inventing, designing and manufacturing products since 1990.
  • After successfully starting multiple companies and  launching dozens of products, Ryan started his own engineering firm named RPH Engineering LLC in 2009.
  • RPH Engineering focuses on unique products that push the limits of engineering and design.  
  • RPH Engineering helps its customers’ designs become a reality while also supporting products they have designed and invented internally.
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Tom Ingersoll
President & CEO (retired), Skybox Imaging
State: CA

Member Since: 2015
  • Mr. Ingersoll is a commercial aerospace entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in the space and communications industry.
  • Most recently, he was CEO of Skybox Imaging, leading the company from concept development through the build and launch of two high-resolution imaging satellites.
  • Mr. Ingersoll led the sale of Skybox to Google, who made an unsolicited bid for the company after examining the quality of the imagery and video.
  • He has a BS in mechanical engineering with honors and an MS in engineering management, both from BYU. 
Kimberly Irwin
Principal Vice President, Bechtel Nuclear, Environmental, & Security (NS&E)
Location: United Kingdom

Member Since: 2018
  • During her 35-year career with Bechtel, Kimberly Irwin has taken on positions in business management, project controls, and engineering for a range of highly visible, first-of-a-kind nuclear and EPC projects across the United States.
  • She recently transitioned from her position in southeastern Washington to take on the same role at a 2-unit nuclear plant in the United Kingdom.
  • Ms. Irwin has BS degree in civil engineering from Brigham Young University.
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Sydne Jacques
Owner and Project Principal for Jacques & Associates
State: UT

Member Since: 2014
  • Sydne Jacques has been a leader in the field of public involvement for more than 15 years, and is the project principal for all Jacques & Associates public involvement projects. 
  • She currently serves as the CEO of the Rural Water Technology Alliance, a non-profit organization that she founded. 
  • She received her degree in civil engineering from BYU and has 24 years of experience as a licensed professional engineer.
Carol Johnson
Civil Engineer
State: CA

Member Since: 2013
  • Prior to her full-time focus on raising children, Mrs. Johnson worked as a civil engineer for the U.S. Forest Service.
  • She is a part of the WE@BYU: Women in Engineering and Technology ACET mentoring committee. 
  • She has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from BYU.
Craig Johnson
VP of Strategic Initiatives, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
State: CA

Member Since: 2013
  • Mr. Johnson is currently the VP of strategic initiatives at Cadence Design Systems, a leader in electronic design automation.
  • A 20-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, including work at Intel, he has had roles in strategy development, marketing, IT functions, mask manufacturing and more.
  • He has a BSEE/CE degree and an MBA from BYU.  
  • He currently serves on the advisory board for their local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 
Johnny Johnson
Vice President, RailPros, Inc.
State: TX

Member Since: 2009
  • Mr. Johnson is currently a partner and owner of RailPros, Inc. and RailPros Field.
  • As a consultant, he has developed standards and specifications, provided railroad technical training and managed numerous planning and design projects, including track upgrades, capacity improvements, and planning studies.
  • He is a BYU civil engineering graduate and a  railroad civil engineer.
Myron Jones
President and CEO, NMB Technologies Corporation
State: HI

Member Since: 2006
  • Mr. Jones is the retired president and CEO, NMB Technologies Corporation.
  • He was instrumental in the growth of NMB’s keyboard division as a product manager improving its position from obscurity to the #1 global position.
  • He has been in field sales, product management, vice president, senior vice president, executive vice president and president of various divisions of NMB in the Americas.
  • Jones is an alumnus of BYU and was given BYU’s honored alumni award in 2009.
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Ketan Kothari
VP of Marketing, Edmodo
State: CA

  •  Mr. Kothari is the vice president of marketing at Edmodo, the world’s leading social learning platform. Prior to Edmodo, he was a co-founder of Root-1, Inc., which was acquired by Edmodo in March 2013.
  • He was CEO and co-founder of AlphaSmart, Inc, an education technology company.
  • As part of Apple’s staff, he contributed to the success of several key products and services designed and marketed by Apple Computer, Inc.
  • He received a BS in electrical engineering and an MBA from BYU.
Manish Kothari
GM, Platform, Edmodo
State: CA

  • Mr. Manish Kothari is GM, Platform, at Edmodo, the world’s leading social learning platform. Prior to Edmodo, he was a co-founder of Root-1, Inc., which was acquired by Edmodo in March 2013.
  • From 1993-2006 he was president and co-founder of AlphaSmart, Inc, an education technology company.
  • There, he was responsible for overall management of worldwide sales, marketing and operations and helped grow a $40M business.
  • He received a BSEE from BYU, a MSEE from University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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Bart Leininger
Principal Engineer & CFO, Ashworth Leininger Group (ALG)
State: CA

Member Since: 2015
  • Mr. Leininger is the principal engineer and CFO of ALG, an environmental engineering and consulting firm located in Camarillo, California. 
  • ALG provides strategic environmental compliance and permitting services for a wide range of manufacturing and petrochemical operations throughout the US.
  • He has a BS in mechanical engineering from BYU, received an MBA from UCLA, and is a licensed professional engineer.
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Bill Marble
Investment Management
State: CA

Member Since: 2017
  • Mr. Marble is a successful technology investor and finance executive with a 15-year track record.
  • For the past 10 years, he has directed hardware and software investments within a multi-billion dollar public equity portfolio, and also led over $150M in private investments focused on the SaaS/cloud space.
  • Previously, he worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey and engineering manager at AMI Semiconductor.
  • He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees from BYU, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Tony McQuinn
Vice Chairman and VP of Strategic Partnerships,
State: CA

Member Since: 2017
  • Mr. McQuinn is currently the vice chairman and VP of strategic partnerships of Love Without Boundaries (LWB).
  • Previously he held several positions with Hewlett-Packard, including head of global technology programs and HP labs operations.
  • He received a BS in accounting and information systems from BYU and holds a JD/MBA from Santa Clara University.
  • He is currently working with BYU's Marriott School and departments of Public Health and Mechanical Engineering to develop programs to provide economic development opportunities for LWB villages in Cambodia, Uganda and India.
Steve Moser
Commercial Manager, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company
State: TX

Member Since: 2017
  • Mr. Moser has focused his career on early-stage, concept development and commercial design of multi-billion dollar energy investment projects.
  • In 2012, he joined ExxonMobil’s Upstream Ventures, the Mergers & Acquisition unit of ExxonMobil.
  • He has worked on Power Generation opportunities in the Middle East and Europe, LNG projects in Australia and the Asia Pacific, and Gas Markets & Marine Shipping in North America.
  • He has a BS and a MS in mechanical engineering and an MBA from BYU. 
Chris Musso
President, Off-road Vehicles, Polaris
State: CO

Member Since: 2008
  • Mr. Musso is the president of the off-road vehicles (ORV) division at Polaris.
  • He was previously a principal at McKinsey & Company, specializing in growth through innovation and product development, and works mostly in the plastics space.
  • He graduated in manufacturing engineering technology from BYU and has master’s degrees in: materials science, business administration, and technology policy, all from MIT where he was a Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow.
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Jonathan Oliver
Founder & Chief SmartyPants, SmartyStreets
State: UT

Member Since: 2016
  • In 2005, Mr. Oliver founded SmartyStreets, a company dedicated to verifying addresses. SmartyStreets processes billions of addresses per year for companies like Netflix and American Red Cross. 
  • In 2009, he helped pioneer an architectural concept called Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS).
  • Oliver is an avid coder and has been coding since he was eight years old. His first job at age 16 was doing IT for a city in Northern California. 
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Clayton Patch
Director - Fab, IM Flash Technologies
State: UT

Member Since: 2012
  • At IM Flash Technology, a joint venture between Intel and Micron, Mr. Patch played an instrumental part in the start up of a state-of-the-art 300mm semiconductor facility in Lehi, Utah.
  • His contributions have helped IMFT become the industry leader in NAND flash technology.
  • He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in business administration from BYU.
Craig Paullin
President, PSM Industries
State: CA

Member Since: 2017
  • Over the last 33 years Mr. Paullin has grown his business through organic growth, new greenfield operations, and more than a dozen add-on acquisitions to make his business a world leader in sintered metal technology.
  • PSM produces components for OEM’s in a wide variety of industries including the construction, automotive, power tool, sporting good, power transmission and business machine industries.
  • Mr. Paullin graduated from BYU with a BS in mechanical engineering in 1983. He attended Yale School of Management and received an MBA in 1985.  
Dennis Peery
Former R&D Manager, Hewlett Packard
State: CO

Member Since: 2006
  • Mr. Peery helped develop the first 16-bit parallel processor in NMOS VLSI technology which was used in some of the industry’s first desk top computers
  • He has received the CSU Department of Engineering 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award and the CSU 2006 Provost Alumni Award.
  • He graduated from BYU with an Associates of Science degree in electronics engineering technology and from Colorado State University with a BS in electrical engineering.
Mary Peery
Former Senior Vice President, Hewlett Packard
State: CO

Member Since: 2006
  • Mrs. Peery is the retired senior vice president of the Strategic Change Management office of HP’s Imaging and Printing Group (IPG).
  • From the time she joined HP in 1984 until she become Vice President of Digital Imaging in 2000, she held positions in R&D and manufacturing. 
  • She is the current president of Mary Peery & Associates, a consulting firm focused on leadership and change management with senior executive teams. 
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Steven VanBibber
President, Precision Assembly, Inc.
State: UT

Member Since: 2016
  • Mr. VanBibber is a manufacturing engineer and business owner with more than 33 years of experience in electronics manufacturing.
  • He is a co-founder and CEO of Precision Assembly, Inc., an electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider specializing in circuit board assembly and general electronics assembly serving several industries.
  • Prior to his 23 years in the EMS industry, he spent 10 years in the high reliability manufacturing environment of missile manufacturing working for Hughes Aircraft (now Raytheon).
  • He has a BS in manufacturing engineering technology from BYU.
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Lynn Watson
Former Chairman & CEO, In-System Design Inc.
State: ID

Member Since: 2006
  • Mr. Watson was a senior scientist in R&D at Hewlett-Packard; he worked to pioneer ASIC design methodologies and tools.
  • He started In-System Design, which created their own silicon I/O products and specialized in USB, mass-storage, and imaging controllers.  
  • He received his BS in electrical engineering from BYU, and his MS in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Doug Welling
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jacobsen Construction State: UT
State: UT

Member Since: 2006
  • Mr. Welling is currently the CEO of Jacobsen Construction Company.
  • His first project with Jacobsen, the Salt Lake City & County Building Restoration and Seismic Retrofit, was recognized by ENR Magazine as one of the Top 125 Projects of the Past 125 Years alongside such projects as the Eiffel Tower and Hoover Dam.
  • He received a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from BYU.
John Wheatley
VP Development, Symphony Homes
State: UT

Member Since: 2016
  • Mr. Wheatley is a construction and real estate development exec with more than 37 years experience.
  • At Symphony Homes he has responsibility for land acquisition, project design/entitlement, project financing, and infrastructure construction of subdivisions.
  • His previous experience includes development, construction, financing, and management of large mixed use ski villages, 4,000 multifamily units, many single family subdivisions, and office buildings.
  • He has a BS in construction technology from BYU and an MBA with a real estate emphasis from UC Berkeley. 
Ron White
Chief Executive Officer, Heavystone Laboratory, LLC
State: UT

Member Since: 2006
  • Prior to becoming CEO at Heavystone Laboratory, LLC, Mr. White was an advisory director at Ridgeview Capital where he focused on information technology investments and advisory services.
  • He was the founding general partner of the Advanced Technology Development Funds, and was previously a co-founder and partner of Argo Global Capital.
  • He has a BS in electrical engineering from BYU and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ryan Woodley
Chief Executive Officer, Progressive Leasing
State: UT

Member Since: 2015
  • Mr. Woodley is the CEO of Progressive Leasing, based in South Jordan, Utah.
  • Previously, he was a principal at Polaris Partners, a $3.5 billion private equity firm based in Boston. Prior to Polaris, he was a strategy consultant at the Monitor Group, where he worked on a range of strategic and operating engagements for Fortune 500 clients across several industries.
  • He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from BYU.
Brady Woolford
Sr. Research & Development Engineer, Stryker
State: UT

Member Since: 2015
  • Dr. Woolford is a senior staff R&D engineer at Stryker Endoscopy based in San Jose. He currently runs a remote office in Provo for Stryker.
  • His focus has been in developing new minimal-invasive technologies that are used to help improve surgical procedures and patient outcomes
  • He received his PhD from BYU with an emphasis in micro-fluidics.
  • With a passion for entrepreneurship, he was one of the original co-founders of Klymit and has also been active in a number of other startups.