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Precision Manufacturing Technology Advisory Committee

Texas State Technical College was created by the Texas Legislature and mandated to carry out technical and vocational training for which there is a demand in the state. In order to carry out this mandate, the College identifies technical and vocational needs and designs and develops educational programs to meet these needs. Only a combined effort by educators and industrial representatives on a continuing basis can ensure that training needs are properly identified, and training is updated in conjunction with changing developments and requirements.

To assure that these needs are correctly identified, it is imperative that representatives of the industries who employ trained personnel assist in their identification. In order to accomplish this goal, technology Advisory Committees are formed to determine these needs. Committee members serve for two-year terms and meet at least once a year.

The main function of the Machining Technology Advisory Committee is to identify the knowledge and skills required for entry-level Machining technicians. The input of the Advisory Committee enables the department to identify training requirements, and is mandated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  • Paul Durant -- Retired
  • Al Acosta -- Atlantic Durant Tech.
  • Nelson Pittman -- Balch Machine Company
  • Sheryn Carter -- Bell Helicopter
  • David Moore -- Bissell
  • Stephen Sawall -- Delco Electronics
  • Fernando Roca -- Drill-Quip
  • Randy Harris -- Drill-Quip
  • Amencio Rodriguez -- Edinburg High School
  • Bob Costa -- Gary Job Corps Community
  • Gilbert/Margarity Santana -- Gil-Mar & Associates, Inc.
  • Jim Clairmonte -- Haas Factory Outlet 
  • Alonzo Garza -- Hanna High School
  • Bill Davidson -- James Avery Craftsman Inc.
  • Rita Cedillo -- Mercedes High School
  • Jeff Stolasz -- National Oilwell Varco 
  • Joe Telles -- Porter High School
  • Danny McQuay -- Quantum Components Limited
  • Vern Hurlburt -- Raytheon Defense System
  • Margarita Garza -- REED Hycalog 
  • Jim Gaither -- Trico Corp.
  • Bob Stelzer -- Trico Products
  • Donald Crow -- United Launch Alliance
  • Michael Adams -- Vetco Gray, GE Oil & Gas Business

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