New ABET IAC Members - Dr. Terry Brewer

Sep 4, 2000

Baltimore, MD – New members were chosen to serve on the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Council members, appointed by ABET's President, will serve a three year term beginning in 2000 until 2003.

S.C. (Sid) Banwart is Vice President at Caterpillar, Inc. for the Components Products Division, in Peoria, Illinois. He oversees the design and manufacture of the primary components used in Caterpillar products around the world. The division employs 5,300 people worldwide.

Banwart joined Caterpillar as Development Engineer for Quality Control in 1968, and has held several positions including: Development Engineer, Assistant Chief Inspector, Quality Control and Engineering Manager, General manager, and Vice President for the Technical Services Division.

Banwart is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a member-at-large of the Society of Automotive Engineers' National Committee on Education, and serves on several boards.

Banwart earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and his Executive M.B.A from the University of Illinois.

Terry Brewer is President and Founder of Brewer Science, Inc. The company, founded in 1981, develops, manufactures, and sells high technology specialty chemicals and equipment for the microelectronics, optical display and other industries. Brewer Science corporate headquarters is located in Rolla, Missouri with operations worldwide.

In 1978, Brewer joined Honeywell, Inc. as VLSI Lithography and Process Manager and led a group of engineers and technicians to develop new microelectronic manufacturing technologies. Prior to joining Honeywell, Dr. Brewer worked at Texas Instruments and was primarily responsible for the development of several new technologies. He is credited with numerous publications and patents.

Brewer earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from North Texas State University. He attended the University of Texas as a Dr. W.A. Noyes Jr., Post Doctoral Fellow.

Bed S. Markham is Vice President of Engineering for Exxon Mobile Research and Engineering Company, Fairfax, Virginia.

In 1981, Markham was named Technical Manager of Exxon's refinery located in Bayway, New Jersey. After four years in that assignment, he returned to Houston and held various management positions in Exxon's Downstream business including Manager of Downstream Planning for Exxon U.S.A. In 1991, he was appointed Manager of the Refining Department for Exxon Company, International. Prior to his current position, Markham was Project Executive of a successful effort to consolidate two large Japanese oil companies.

Markham earned his B.E.S. and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. In 1999, he was named Outstanding Alumnus by the University's Chemical Engineering Department.

Robert E. Spitzer is Vice President of Technical Affiliations for the Boeing Company located in Seattle, Washington. He is responsible for external technical affiliations and university technical relationships for the entire company.

Spitzer joined Boeing in 1965, and has held several management positions on various programs. He was named Vice President of Research and Engineering for Boeing Military Airplanes in 1987, and in 1990 he became Vice President for Technology and Vice President of Engineering in the Wichita Division. In 1994 he was appointed Vice President of Engineering for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group. Prior to his present position, he led Aerospace Industry Interfaces.

Spitzer earned his MS degree in Management as a Sloan Fellow from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and his Aeronautical Engineering Graduate Degree from the California Institute of Technology.

Peter Staudhammer is Vice President of Science and Technology at TRW, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. As the company's chief technical officer, he oversees TRW's acquisition, management and application technology.

Staudhammer joined TRW in 1959 as head of the Chemistry Section. In 1963 he was named manager for Propulsion Development. He later managed the development of space power and spacecraft instrument systems for planetary atmospheric and biological analysis for Earth and solar observation. In 1987, Staudhammer was named Vice President and General Manager of the Defense Projects Division. Prior to his current present position, he served as Vice President and Director of TRW's Center for Automotive Technology from 1990 to 1993.

Staudhammer is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles.

The Industry Advisory Council, comprised of prominent leaders in industry and government, provides ABET with industrial viewpoints on issues related to accreditation, quality assurance, and continuous improvement in engineering, technology, engineering-related and computer science education.