Seven professionals with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers during an induction ceremony held Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Signature Event Center in Rolla.
The academy recognizes outstanding alumni for their professional achievement and success. It also provides support and experience to help the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at Missouri S&T reach its collective mission and values.
New members are:
Timothy Alfermann of Noblesville, Indiana, electric machine release engineering manager with BorgWarner, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri S&T in 2001 and a master of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Indiana University in 2007. Since joining BorgWarner, Alfermann has held positions of increasing technical and managerial responsibility, received multiple patents and launched customers in North America, Asia and Europe.
Matthew Cordner of Dallas, associate vice president and principal aerospace and defense business architect with HCL Technologies, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1984. At HCL, Cordner provides consulting and program support for complex business transformation initiatives and large aerospace and defense A&D companies. Prior to joining HCL, Cordner spent 30 years at Bell, where he held functional and leadership positions in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, flight operations, program management and IT. He also served as director of enterprise systems and analytics for Textron, Bell’s parent company.
Scott Glaeser of Milstadt, Illinois, pipelines project manager with Burns & McDonnell, earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1986. Glaeser began his career at Granite City Steel, where he focused on energy infrastructure. He also held several roles at Union Electric Co., the predecessor of Ameren, where he held numerous positions before being named vice president of gas operations and business development. Glaeser then joined G2 Integrated Solutions as vice president of the Midwest division, supporting pipeline engineering and integrity projects throughout the region.
Anthony Lebert of Milstadt, Illinois, senior design lead for aircraft structures at Boeing, where he supports Boeing Phantom Works research and development projects, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1988 and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis. During his tenure at Boeing, Lebert has held various design engineering and project leadership positions. He has worked on production aircraft programs including the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, the F-15 Eagle and 777X commercial airliner. He has also worked on advanced design programs.
Bradley Nelson of Maryville, Illinois, senior test program manager for the T-7 Redhawk at Boeing, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1987. Since joining Boeing as a flight test engineer, Nelson has served in various engineering and management positions at test locations throughout the country. In his current role, he manages the development of the T-7 Redhawk advanced pilot training program in St. Louis.
Michael Sinnett of Woodway, Washington, vice president and general manager of product development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, earned bachelor of science degree and master of science degrees in aerospace engineering from Missouri S&T in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Sinnett is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Anne Spence of Waco, Texas, clinical associate professor and assistant chair of mechanical engineering at Baylor University, earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Missouri S&T in 1985. She also earned a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas-Arlington in 1988 and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering with a focus on helicopter aeromechanical stability from the University of Maryland in 1994. Spence began her career with Bell Helicopters as a handling qualities engineer. After completing her Ph.D. she was a faculty member at the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,200 students and is part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 different degree programs in 40 areas of study and is ranked by CollegeFactual as the best public university to study engineering. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu