Karl Krull, Chair Karl Krull has a vast background in manufacturing across numerous capacities including Production, Logistics, Shipping/Receiving/Warehousing, Product Development, and Human Resources. His experience covers the paper converting, hydraulic valve, and automotive industries. Karl earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and his MBA from Clemson University. He started his career manufacturing milk and juice cartons in Raleigh, NC followed by hydraulic valves in Upstate, SC. Karl then worked in the automotive industry in Logistics Operations before moving to Human Resources. He currently serves the state of South Carolina in a workforce development capacity. Karl has served on several Lowcountry educational institution and STEM community advisory boards along with serving as the chair of the American Society for Quality Charleston Section 1122. Karl has served our Council as the Banquet Committee Chair since 2016 and our Vice Chair for FY16 and FY17. He has led the Council in the role of Chair since FY18.
Nancey Tsai, Vice Chair Nancey T. Tsai (M’16) became an associate member of IEEE in 2016. She received the Doctor of Medicine degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1998, completed her general surgery residency at Swedish Medical Center, commenced her Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, and completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Stanford University in 2006. She has a specialty certificate in Sports Medicine (2012). She is currently in private practice in Charleston, South Carolina and also serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has been the past Chair of the American Council on Exercise Board of Directors. She is an advocate for fitness and sports safety, a two-time member of the U.S. Field Archery Team, and has been a national coach to U.S. Paralympic archers. Dr. Tsai is a fellow of the ABPMR, is a member of the AAPMR, and a member of the Medical Society of South Carolina.
Shawn Gordon, Secretary
Shawn Gordon is a 24-year veteran of the United States Air Force serving in a variety of engineering and project/program management positions during his tenure as an aerospace professional. His experience spans a myriad of weapon systems acquisition and logistic support programs, satellite operations, space telemetry, tracking, & control ground systems, electronic warfare/information operations, modeling and simulation, C4I sustainment, and weapons of mass destruction test & evaluation and survivability management.Shawn is a certified Project Management Professional via the Project Management Institute, has a Systems Engineering certification from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and amassed many other professional training credentials during the course of his career building a vast reservoir of knowledge and skills. He holds Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification in three disciplines - Project Management, Systems Procurement Research & Development Engineering, and Test & Evaluation, as well as Level I certification in Logistics, all obtained through the Defense Acquisition University. A host of leadership experiences, along with these education and training opportunities, augment a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and dual Masters of Arts in Procurement & Acquisition Management and Space Systems Management through Webster University. Following retirement from the USAF Shawn has taken a career hiatus to serve as caregiver for an elderly parent. He continues to give back to his profession and community through active membership in professional organizations and his fraternity holding various executive positions in local chapters.
Erin Bayles, Treasurer Erin Bayles is a Lead Structures Design Engineer for the 787 Program at Boeing South Carolina. She is a native “city” girl, born & raised in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to designing HVAC & plumbing systems in the Architectural Engineering industry & holding multiple titles including Production Supervisor, Industrial Engineer & Product Design Engineer in the Automotive Manufacturing industry, Erin earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Early on in her career, Erin was asked by a friend of a friend to tutor mathematics (her favorite subject by the way) to youth from her childhood neighborhood. She did not know at that time that accepting the challenge would plant a seed in her that continues to grow today. Erin’s passion to mentor, volunteer for local nonprofits & give back to the community is evident as she currently resides on the K-12 STEM Council and is a resource group’s Community Involvement Chair at her current place of employment. Outside of work, Erin enjoys talking to students in afterschool programs encouraging them to get involved with STEM based programs. And for the last 3 years, she has mentored students through hands-on STEM projects as a NSBE Pro at Goodwin Elementary in North Charleston. As an active member of SWE, Erin has carried on her love for math by holding the leadership role of Treasurer since 2017 for the local section, SWE Lowcountry. In addition, Erin recently accepted the leadership role of FY20 Treasurer for CEJC.
Dick Tiano, Past Chair Dick Tiano is a Senior Program Manager with Advanced Technology International (ATI) in Summerville, SC. Mr. Tiano has over five decades of manufacturing experience in numerous industry disciplines. For the past 30 years he has been actively involved with many DoD industrial base projects related to the use of technical data as it is evolves from 2D to 3D. Most recently his project involvement has been related to working with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as they prepare for integrated use of the newer technical data formats such as 3D PDF, JT and HTML5 that will be provided by the various DoD services for use in the cataloging, provisioning and sustainment processes. Mr. Tiano also provides technical input for many Office of Naval Research –Manufacturing Technology Program (Navy ManTech) projects executed by the Naval Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing Center (NSAM) program, managed by ATI. Mr Tiano has been involved with the council since 2012 in various roles, serving as Chair and Treasurer. He is also involved with SME Chapter 430 and has served as an officer for the past 10 years. Mr Tiano has been involved with the local schools STEM and First Robotics programs. He has a strong passion for the younger generation to ensure we provide what they need to be the future of our country.
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