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Advisory Committee


Advisory Committee activities are to provide advice in the development of curriculum to ensure the most relevant and employable graduates possible. Committee members will participate in duties and responsibilities in these areas:

  • To create and support a safe educational environment and culture of safety on and off campus.
  • To identify attributes and characteristics needed by graduates in the technical/automation business world.
  • To support the Industrial Automation curriculum with suggested senior projects, facility tours and guest speaking engagements.
  • To support the Industrial Automation program through equipment donations.
  • To initiate and implement fundraising strategies that support current and future academic programs and laboratory facilities as approved and defined by Bakersfield College.
  • To develop a close relationship with the Industrial Automation faculty for exploring and initiating joint industry-academic research and creative works.

BC Industrial Automation Advisory Committee By-Laws


Representative Company
Blair Pruett (Advisory Committee President) Kern Steel Fabrication
David Barringer Greywolf
Russ Fann Califia Farms
Steve Johnson IES Engineering
Darren Thorpe IES Engineering
Jordan Stockton IES Engineering
Ed Neilands Chevron
Beth Vaughn GAF
Ronald K’Miller GAF
Scott Gillam ATG Internet
Raj Srinivas Nestle
Eric Roesler Nestle
Andrea Walker Nestle
Mark Holman Nestle
Ted New Ross
Mark Tracy Target
Caroline Maggard Target
Anthony Roberts Wonderful Citrus
John McConn Wonderful Citrus
Roy Beyeler Wonderful Citrus
April Morris Grimmway
Mike Blakley Grimmway
Alan Duschen Bolthouse/Campbell
Rick Hornung Bolthouse/Campbell
Valeria Torres Bolthouse/Campbell
Kunal Bakshi ProUsys
Alex Nolan Royal AGS
Andrew Combs Royal AGS
Crystal Mann Royal AGS
Jared Schnaidt Royal AGS
Jorge Barboza Pepsi Co.
Skip Chandler SC Com
Allen Cowart StanTec
Thomasina Barefield Caterpillar
Barry Snyder Caterpillar
Nate Thompson Caterpillar
Jeffery Sampson Famous Footwear
Frank Domingo Kern County Comms
George Hosselkus IKEA
Alissa Reed Kern Oil & Refining
Bill Scroggins PLCs Plus International
Steve Mason PLCs Plus International
Tim Moreno Jim's Supply
Kern Community College District