Our department was formed out of the results of an extensive industry survey conducted with over 600 responses.
Because of our origin as a department, we continue to work closely with our industry and government partners to develop new systems engineering research, and to establish a collective capability to engineer systems in aerospace, energy, civil, and social applications.
We meet multiple times a year with our Managers Forum and Executive Committee to ensure that our courses are responsive to industry needs.
The CSU Systems Engineering Managers Forum is an assembly of leaders and exceptional practitioners of Systems Engineering. The Managers Forum includes Systems Engineers, Managers, and Educators from across the region, who meet quarterly to provide technical and tactical guidance to the program.
Jeff Stewart, VP of Systems Engineering for Industrial and Turbo Machinery Systems
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Carl “Tuna” Thunberg, PMP, Director, Technology
Henry (Lad) Curtis, Director of Technology, Spacecraft
Northrup Grumman Information Systems
Marcos J. Stephens, Manager, Engineering Training Programs
Brice P. Buches, Manager, Ascent, Orbit and Missions Analysis
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Neil Snyder, Director of Systems Engineering and Program Integration
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Kurt Austad, Enterprise Systems Engineering and Test Manager
Hewlett Packard (HP)
Mike Stahl, Productivity / IT Engineer
Merrick & Company
John R. Andrzejczack, Vice President of Engineering, Nuclear Services & Technology
Ball Aerospace and Technologies
Mike C. Davis, Director of Engineering Systems
James Barduniotis, Mission Operations Chief Engineer and Colorado Region Engineering Manager
Keith Flaming, Senior Staff Engineer Advanced Technology Firmware LSI and Systems
USAF Academy (Colorado Springs, CO)
Dan Jensen, Proessor U.S. Air Force Academy Department of Engineering Mechanics
Cory Copper, Director, Systems of Engineering Program at U.S. Air Force Academy
The CSU Systems Engineering Executive Committee is made up of nationally-recognized leaders from systems engineering industry. This committee meets semiannually to provide strategic advisement to the program.
Tom Gendron, Woodward, Chairman and CEO
Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Martin, Executive Vice President, Space Systems
Robert Schlue, The Boeing Company, Director Missions Operations
Russ Anarde, Northrop Grumman, Corporate Lead Executive
Dave Huelskamp, Merrick & Company, President and CEO
Mike Gass, United Launch Alliance, Retired, President and CEO
Ron Sega, Colorado State University, Director Systems Engineering Programs
Harold Teague, Western Digital, Vice President Enterprise and Program Management