The Industrial and Professional Advisory Council is a select group of representatives from industry, government agencies, academia, who advise the College of Engineering on academic issues and on current trends and future directions in engineering.

The College of Engineering sponsors the IPAC program, and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering participates and has its own IPAC team. The ABE IPAC team includes members employed in natural resource engineering, biological and food process engineering, machinery companies, universities, structural design firms, general engineering companies, private consultants, etc.

IPAC members are selected by the faculty and department head in ABE, and serve a three-year term, which can be renewed one time.

We greatly appreciate the time and energy put forth by our team.

Current members are:

Serena Bitzer, Hershey Company
Herb Farley, CNH Industrial
Carson Geib, Antylia Scientific
Larry Hoover, TB Woods
Ben Johnson, DSM Nutritional Products
Jon May, Epstein
Farzaneh Rezael, Pivot Bio
Michelle Seib, Loudoun County Department of General Services
Abolghasem Shahbazi, North Carolina A&T State University
Heather Smeltz, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Mary Wolfe, Virginia Tech University
Stacy Worley, John Deere             

For more information about the College of Engineering IPAC please visit this link.