Academy honors outstanding engineering management professionals

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On April 20, 2011

Five engineering management professionals with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Engineering Management on Thursday, April 14, at Benton Square in Rolla.

The academy, established at Missouri S&T in 2004, is an advisory group to the university’s engineering management department. The two members were selected based on input from department faculty and development officers and voted on by the academy membership.

Inducted were:

Cary Dunston of Stephens City, Va., senior vice president of manufacturing and supply chain services and one of three executive officers at American Woodmark Corp. in Winchester, Va., earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1988. He also holds an MBA from Harvard University. Dunston joined American Woodmark in 2006 from Diamond Innovations, where he was vice president of global operations. Prior to that, he was vice president of operations for BBA Fiberweb; vice president of European operations and vice president of lean manufacturing for Tenneco Automotive; and plant manager, director of marketing strategy and director of materials for Cummins Inc. Dunston served seven years as a U.S. Navy officer in the nuclear submarine fleet, where he was awarded the Navy Commendation and three Navy Achievement Medals. He served on the board of directors for the Center for Operational Excellence, which works with Ohio State University.

Dan Hinkle of Sugar Land, Texas, owner of a contract-lobbying firm that represents clients before the Texas Legislature and Regulatory Agencies, earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1973. In 1977, he earned a juris doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University. Hinkle has lobbied on a broad array of issues and has taken key leadership roles on legislation addressing energy, electricity, environmental, indemnity and tax issues. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to individuals. He is a member of the Alaska, Oklahoma and Texas Bar Associations. In 1992, he started his own lobby firm in Texas. Prior to that he worked for BP, Marathon Oil and in private practice. He has served as president of the Houston Alumni Section and as a vice president of the Miner Alumni Association. Hinkle has taken an active role in working with the St. Pat’s Board and in the development of the St. Pat’s Fund over the last few years.

Michael J. McEvilly of Spring, Texas, senior executive vice president of operations at Spitzer Industries Inc., earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1980 and a master of science degree in engineering management in 1981, both from Missouri S&T. He is also being inducted into the academy of civil engineers. McEvilly started his career with Cities Service Co. in 1981. In 1985, he joined Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and was named facilities and construction manager worldwide in 1998. His last two projects, the Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform in 4,300 ft. of water, and the Independence Hub Semi-Submersible in 8,000 ft. of water, received Offshore Technology Conference Distinguished Achievement awards in 2007 and 2010, respectively. In 2007, he joined Helix Energy Solutions as vice president of capital projects. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and was elected “Young Engineer of the Year” in 1992 by the Sam Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He serves on the advisory board of Deepwater Offshore Technology International and Topsides/ Platforms – Hulls. He is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity.

Michael Mohan of Spicewood, Texas, an independent technical consultant studying screenwriting at The New School, earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1983. He also holds an MBA from Pepperdine University. Mohan was president, CEO and founder of Silicon MAGIKE, which was acquired by Silicon Labs in 2005. He previously worked for Maxim Integrated Products and Motorola Semiconductor. Mohan is a professional photographer and realtor. He has served on the Austin Texas Zoo Board of Directors for 10 years and was a member of the One World Theatre Board for five years.

Angela B. Rolufs of Rolla, Mo., director of the Missouri S&T Institute for Environmental Excellence, earned a bachelor of science degree with a civil engineering technical emphasis from Missouri S&T. Rolufs joined Missouri S&T in May of 2006 as assistant director of the Missouri Transportation Institute and was promoted to MTI director the following year. Before joining Missouri S&T, Rolufs worked in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the management of major military construction programs at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., as construction planning division chief. She began her career as a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) intern and was selected for a Department of Army Competitive Long-Term Training Opportunity in 1994. She attended the University of Kansas, Lawrence, where she earned her master of public administration degree in 1995. Rolufs is a member of the American Public Works Administration, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Society of American Military Engineers and the Rolla Rotary Club. She recently served as a consultant member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board studying “Air Force Base Alternative Energy.” She is a Certified Facilities Manager and is a Fellow of the Academy of American Military Engineers.

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