2018 ECS Board of Advocates

November 16, 2018
Bill Mearse, President of the Board of Advocates
Bill Mearse

President of the Board of Advocates
Retired, Accenture
Houston, Texas



2016-2017 Members

Tom Ayers

Vice President, 
FPU Product Line
SBM Offshore
Katy, Texas

Brian Bammel

Corporate Business Services IT Manager
Exxon Mobil
The Woodlands, Texas

Jay D. Battershell

Chief Executive Officer and President
McLane Intelligent Solutions
Grapevine, Texas

Mark Cannata

Director of Sales and Marketing
IPG Photonics
Dallas, Texas

Kenneth Carlile

The Carlile Companies
Marshall, Texas

Beth Casteel

Assistant Treasurer
Exxon Mobil
Irving, Texas

Joseph A. Cestari

Trinity Inspiration Management, LLC Round Rock, Texas

Jeff Church

Engineering Fellow
L3 Technologies, Aerospace Systems
Waco, Texas

Brad Crawford

Crawford Services, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

Arthur “Chip” Fichtner

Aerospace Consultant
The Highland Group
Dallas, Texas

Romelia Flores

IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor
IBM Global Solution Center
Coppell, Texas

Thomas A. Gilman

BP Group Business Auditor
Houston, Texas

Fred Logan

Retired, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Waco, Texas

Kim Mackenroth

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Textron Aviation
Wichita, Kansas

Hector Martinez

Chief Strategy and Process Officer
Pariveda Solutions
Dallas, Texas

Mark McCollum

Chief Executive Officer and President
Houston, Texas

Donald P. McErlean

Retired, USAF Officer and Aerospace Consultant
Waco, Texas

Craig Nickell

The Marco Company
Fort Worth, Texas

Harold E. Rafuse, PhD

Retired USAF Officer
Phantom Aerospace, LLC
Crawford, Texas

Don M. Roberts, PE

LM Fellow of Airworthiness and Airworthiness Certification
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Fort Worth, Texas

Shawn Sedate

Vice President
Pariveda Solutions
Farmers Branch, Texas

Emile Sevadjian

Technology Manager
Carrolton, Texas

Stephen W. Smith

Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
Trinity Industries
Dallas, Texas

Andy Spencer

Engedi Group
Austin, Texas

Greg St. Denis

Houston, Texas

Dean O. Swisher

Dallas, Texas

Rick Tullis

Capstone Mechanical
Waco, Texas

Trent Voigt

Chief Executive Officer
Payment Experts, LLC
Van Alstyne, Texas

Jim D. Wiethorn

Principal Engineer
HAAG, Engineering Co.
Sugar Land, Texas


2017-2018 New Members

Jim Becker

Vice President, Polymers
Chevron Phillips
The Woodlands, Texas

Mark W. Biegler, PhD

Chief Engineer, Drilling & Subsurface
Exxon Mobil
Spring, Texas

Nicole Carpenter

Vice President
Exxon Mobil Global Account
Houston, Texas

Ryan Malone

Projects General Manager
BP Upstream
Houston, Texas

Kellar Nevill

Principal, Tax and Operate
Ernst & Young
Roanoke, TX