Industry Advisory Board Members

Petroleum Engineering

Vision Statement

Long Term Vision (Incorporated Spring 2013)

The Long Term Vision of the Montana Tech Petroleum Industry Advisory Board (IAB) is to give direction to the Montana Tech Petroleum Department (MTPD).

The IAB's direction shall include curriculum review and guidance to the MTPD to ensure the education they provide is current and impactful. This direction will enable the MTPD in graduating qualified students to the petroleum industry who are prepared to contribute. The IAB recognizes the importance of the symbiotic relationship between each group. It is also the goal of the IAB to provide the conduit of communication to accomplish further enhancement of this relationship. MTPD should inform the IAB as to what resources they need from Industry to provide for students' education. All IAB members can and should use their positions within the industry to assist with these resource requirements. All IAB members will also support the MTPD when request are communicated for Petroleum Industry Experts to come on campus for course enhancing class lectures.

IAB members recognize growing our MTPD is important but only if graduates and students standards remain high. The standards include academics, business ethics and civic responsibilities to the communities where they live. The graduates are a valuable resource recognized as the future of the MTPD, IAB and our Petroleum Industry.

Industry Advisory Board Members

Russ Atkins (‘84 & Honorary Member) 


Levi BrieseLevi Briese


Brandon FosterBrandon Foster ('99) - K & M Technology Group


Kyle Haustveit ('13) - Devon


Tom Hohn (‘74) – Hohn Engineering, PLLC


Kent Kansala ('07) - Encana Services Company Ltd. 


Les Kincaid (‘02) – BP


Tommy MillerTommy Miller - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation


Chuck Peterson (Honoray Member) – Devon


Rocky Seale (‘91) - Resource Well Completion Technologies Corp.


Ben TollmanBen Tollman - ConocoPhillips, Alaska


Jon Weishoff (‘89) - JRW Consulting, inc.

Justin Balkenbush (BS ’95, MS ’98) – Mountainview Energy LTD


Adam GollofonAdam Gollofon (2000 & Current Vice President) - Massif Oil & Gas 


Kelli Harrington-Lalonde ('02) - Tervita


Trevor Jones ('02) - Leucrotta Exploration Inc. 


Justin Kegel ('07) - Ballard Petroleum


Andy McCrea (‘82 & Current President) – Aera Energy


Jeff PituraJeff Pitura (‘89 & Honorary Member) – Endurance Technologies Inc.


Mark PashenMark Pashen - ConocoPhillips Global Production


Keith SimardKeith Simard ('06) - CBW Engineering


Pat WilsonPat Willson ('94) - BakerHuges