ISyE Advisory Board

The inaugural Industrial and Systems Engineering Advisory Board (ISyEAB) was formed in 2004 with members from local industry and academia. The ISyE Program felt there was a need to have multiple industries represented as well as alumni present on the board, and in 2006 the ISyEAB was revised to include additional industry and alumni members. The current ISyEAB members include: 

Leonard Perry 

Dr. Perry is Chair of the ISyEAB and Chair of the ISyE Program at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering.

Dr. Leonard Perry (ISE) has research interests in the area of system improvement via quality improvement methods especially in the area of applied statistics, statistical process control, and design of experiments. Dr. Perry consults, instructs, and collaborates on quality improvement projects with representatives from biotech, health care, defense, and traditional manufacturing institutions. He has been an instructor for the Six Sigma Black belt training at the Six Sigma Institute for three years. He is a UCSD Certified Six-Sigma Master Black-Belt and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.

LaTonya Bowles (Navair - Manufacturing | Defense) 

LaTonya Bowles began her career with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, MD. She was placed into the Engineering Scientific Development Program (ESDP) working as an Industrial Engineer supporting Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) Production Support Department (PSD). While working at COMFRC, she completed a 6-minth rotation at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) in San Diego sustaining the F/A-18 Preventative Maintenance Inspection and High Flight Hour Program. In 2012, she successfully completed the Engineering and Science Development Program. Upon graduation, she permanently transitioned to FRCSW, where she is now the Branch Manager for Capabilities Planning and Sustainment Branch. LaTonya serves as the FRCSW Representative of the National Capabilities, Operations Planning and Sustainment to aid in the process and procedure standardization of all FRCs.

LaTonya graduated cum laude with a BS in Industrial Engineering (IE) from North Carolina Agricultural Technical State University. She is currently Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt trained and working towards Department of Defense (DoD) and American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification. She is certified as a Supply Chain Technical Expert and Supply Chain Development Technical Expert. LaTonya was recognized in 2012 as Black Engineer of the Year for Modern Day Technology. 

Ashlee Enriquez (L-3 Communications - Manufacturing | Defense)

Bio coming soon...

Francisco Flores (General Atomics, ASI - Manufacturing | Defense)

Francisco Flores currently serves as Vice President of Manufacturing Technical Operations for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. In this role, he oversees manufacturing engineering for all areas and leads the composites manufacturing department. Mr. Flores is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean expert, with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and engineering in Aerospace, Automotive and Medical industries. Mr. Flores received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Kurt Hanft (Sharp - Healthcare)

Kurt joined Sharp in April 2005. After 13 years in the manufacturing industry, he decided to change course and join healthcare. His manufacturing experience was primarily at Honeywell, where he led Lean Six Sigma improvement teams as a principle process engineer. He received his bachelor of science in Manufacturing Engineering in 1992 at Cal Poly University, and his MBA from San Diego State University.

In 2009, Kurt completed his Six Sigma Master Black Belt program through GE Healthcare. Most recently his leadership of the Emergency Department Lean initiative at Sharp Memorial Hospital has contributed to the department’s ability to handle a significant increase in patient volume with a disproportionate increase in expense, while improving patient satisfaction and length-of-stay. On a larger scale, his teaching and mentoring of change leaders across the entire organization have helped the Lean Six Sigma Department grow in reach effectiveness and reputation.

Ali Kiran (Kiran Analytics - Analytics Consulting)

Bio coming soon...

Holly Lyons (UTC Aerospace - Aerospace, ISyE '05)

Holly Lyons graduated from USD with a BS/BA in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  Upon completing her degree, she joined Goodrich Aerostructures in Chula Vista, California as a buyer working in Supply Chain.  As a buyer, she interfaced with the engineering and quality organizations and learned both the tactical and strategic sides of procurement and sourcing.  After several years of working with suppliers in low cost regions, she transitioned into Supply Chain Continuous Improvement where she led a team focused on using Lean Manufacturing principles to improve throughput, cost, and quality at these suppliers. 

In July of 2012, Goodrich was acquired by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and the Chula Vista site became part of the UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) division.  Holly is now the Deputy to the Western Region Supplier Performance Leader, supporting seven divisions of UTAS.  In this role, Holly manages a team responsible for driving sustained improvement at suppliers in the areas of on time delivery and quality.  To identify issues and provide solutions to improve performance, she and her organization rely on tools such as value stream mapping, time observations, standard work, statistical process control, root cause analysis, as well as other Lean and Six Sigma tools.  Holly currently resides in San Diego with her husband.

David Oakley (Cobham - Manufacturing | Defense)

Dave Oakley spent the early part of his career in the Electronics Industry with Digital Equipment Corporation and gained experience with improvement tools like Six Sigma, Lean and Theory of Constraints (TOC) during this time. This experience led him to a consulting role with Chesapeake Consulting, specializing in TOC where he was responsible for projects in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Textile & Apparel industries. An assignment with Callaway Golf led him to Southern California where he moved through progressive assignments to the position of Senior Vice President of Operations. Dave left Callaway in 2008 and joined Aptera Motors where he was responsible for Vehicle Assembly and Composites Technology.

Dave currently serves as Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain for Cobham with responsibility for sites in San Diego, San Jose and Tijuana, MX. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering and a degree in Russian Translation from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a Certified Sigma Six Champion. 

Rachel Tenwolde (SAIC - Defense Systems, ISyE '03)

Rachel TenWolde is the Head of Unmanned Systems Advanced Development, Code 71720, at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific). Her group provides leading-edge expertise in Command and Control, Autonomy, Perception, Integration, and Test for unmanned systems (UxS) applications across the air, land, and sea domains.

She graduated from the University of San Diego in 2003 with a BS/BA in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Since then she has developed expertise in the areas of Facilities Planning, Production, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma, Quality Control, Project Management, and Standardized Test Methods. She’s an avid volleyball player and enjoys spending time at the many beaches in San Diego. She became a new mom in October 2014.

Lee Young (Thermo Fisher Scientific - Biotech)

Lee is currently the Director of Supplier Quality at Thermo Fisher Scientific.  For 20 years Lee has worked in supplier quality for companies like L-3 Communication, Intel Corporation, CareFusion and Life Technologies.  Lee received his bachelors in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona and completed coursework for his masters at Arizona State University, also in chemical engineering.  Lee currently sits on the industry advisory board at the University of San Diego for the industrial engineering department.