Board Members Archive

Term Ending in 2013

Louis H. Johnson Jr.

Louis H. Johnson, Jr.

Applied Engineering Sciences 1996

Louis Johnson graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Applied Engineering Sciences (then Engineering Arts) in 1996. His term on the Alumni Board is from 2006 to 2009.


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 Kabe VanderBaan 

Computer Science 2000

Kabe VanderBaan graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science in 2000, and began working for Motorola Inc. in February 2001. Kabe is now a distinguished member of the technical staff, managing team performance of technical research into new software technologies and applying them to current and future Motorola Products.

Kabe has also been a client of the Michigan State University Computer Science and Engineering department Capstone course for the past 13 semesters, and a member of the CSE Department Strategic Partners Council and the MATRIX advisory board since 2004. He has also been a client for a software engineering design course (CSE491) with Dr. Betty Cheng, and involved with multiple CSE research proposals with Drs. Betty Cheng and Phil McKinley.

As many of the CSE faculty and staff can attest, Kabe has spent countless hours mentoring students through the Capstone course, tracking down real world use cases for doctoral students, and finding collaborations between Motorola and MSU.


Term Ending in 2012

Deepak Advani
Deepak M. Advani
Computer Science 1986

Deepak Advani is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Lenovo, and was Vice President, Marketing and Strategy of IBM's Personal Computing Division. He was responsible for running the High End Intel Server business for IBM and was also a member of the Senior Leadership Team which is comprised of the top 300 worldwide executives within IBM. Previously, Mr. Advani was the Director of the Scalable Parallel (SP) system software development organization.
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Joe Colucci
Joseph M. Colucci
Mechanical Engineering 1958

Joseph Colucci is President of Automotive Fuels Consulting, Inc., providing consulting services related to automotive fuels. He was Executive Director, Materials Research at GM R&D. Prior to that he had been Department Head, Fuels and Lubricants leading GM's efforts to improve commercial fuel and lubricant quality for better vehicle performance and reduced vehicle emissions. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of the College of Engineering's Claud R. Erickson Award.

Joseph Gentile
Joseph F. Gentile
Chemical Engineering 1964, 1966

Joseph Gentile retired in 2000 after a 34 year career in information technology with Amoco Corporation in Chicago, and with Diamond Shamrock Corporation in Cleveland and Dallas. He is chair of the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department Alumni Advisory Board and a proud three-time "graduate" of Grandparents University. He resides in Plainwell, Michigan. 
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Brian Green
Brian R. Green
Mechanical Engineering 1999

Brian Green is working on advanced military inlet and exhaust systems. He also serves as the campus recruit leader for MSU at GE, completed the Edison Engineering Development Program in 2002, and worked as an Aeromechanics Engineer before moving to Aircraft Engines.  Brian is currently enrolled in the mechanical engineering doctoral program at The Ohio State University.
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John Nathan
John F. Nathan
Electrical Engineering 1992

John Nathan is currently employed with Lear Corporation, a fortune 500 company that provides Automotive OEMs world wide with total interior solutions.  He has been in the automotive industry for the past 12 years and employed with Lear Corporation for the past 11 years. John has been awarded or is pending award of approximately 22 plus patents for new innovations. In addition, John enjoys supporting the Southfield High School Students each year during the annual First Robotics National Competition.
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