Engineering Leadership Council

The Samueli School of Engineering Dean's Leadership Council is a distinguished group of thought leaders whose industry expertise, community engangement and entrepreneurial endeavors support, inspire and promote the school's vision.


Engineering initiatives touch almost every sector of Orange County and the nation's economy. Council members include experienced professionals in traditional fields of engineering; engineers and managers of high technology and biomedical companies; venture capitalists; and other prominent members of the Orange County business community.

Current Members

Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos
Broadcom Corp.

Tom Ambrose
Emulex Corp.

James Aralis
Microsemi Corp.

Donald R. Beall
Dartbrook Partners, LLC 

Brian R. Bennett
Intel Corp.

Roger Brum
Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc.

Gregory N. Brand 
‘77 Electrical Engineering
DRS Defense Solutions

William C. Cain
Western Digital Corp.

Mark T. Czaja 
Parker Hannifin Corp.

Feyzi Fatehi
Corent Technology, Inc.

Bruce Feuchter
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Peter M. Fiacco
Executive Technical Consulting

Dominic Gallello
MSC Software

Robert E. Grant

Raouf Y. Halim
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.

Michel R. Kamel
MelRok, LLC

Robert A. Kleist
Printronix, Inc.

Leo G. LaForge
Rockwell Collins

William J. Link
Versant Ventures

James Mulato 
Astronics Test Systems

Michael A. Mussallem
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

Stacey Nicholas
Opus Foundation

Daryl G. Pelc
The Boeing Company

Robert J. Phillippy
Newport Corp.

Jane E. Rady
Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

Leila Rohani 
‘85 Electrical Engineering
Pacific Mercantile Bank 

Stanton J. Rowe
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

Henry Samueli
Broadcom Corp.

Frederick E. Schreiner
Thales Avionics, Inc.

Paul N. Singarella
Latham & Watkins, LLP

Gerald R. Solomon
Samueli Foundation

James P. Spoto
Sunrise Micro Devices, Inc.

Vincent L. Thomas
Rockwell Collins

John J. Tracy  
Ph.D. ‘87 Civil Engineering
The Boeing Company

Truc Q. Vu  
M.S. ’88, Ph.D. ‘92 Electrical Engineering
Microsemi Corp.

Ruben Zadoyan
Newport Corp.