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:

Pamela Riewerts, Oliver & Grimsley
Tim Hoover, GEA Systems
Farzaneh Rezaei, Pivot Bio
Abolghasem Shahbazi, NC A&T University
Mary Leigh Wolfe, Virginia Tech University
Brian Noll, WBCM
Andrew Wedel, MacLanahan
Herb Farley, CNH Industrial
Heather Smeltz, USDA-NRCS
Serena Bitzer, Hershey Company
Larry Hoover, GVM Incorporated
Howard Zhang USDA-ARS 

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