Board Members




Thompson High School Engineering Academy

James Chambliss, 


Magnolialand Entertainment

Brian Copes, 

Engineer STEM Instructor

Thompson High School

Marvin Copes, 

Senior Volunteer Coordinator

Max Conway, Owner

Lowndes Manufacturing Company

Shannon Foster, 

Graduate Student Auburn University

Graduate from SKY program 

Troy Gurkin, 

Birmingham District Manager Lincoln Electric

James Harmon, 


Ronald Howard, 

Retired Bell South Computer Systems Analyst

Miles Jackson, 

Retired Electrical Business Owner

John A. Jones, 

Retired Plant Manager

Don Miller, 

Retired Electrical Engineer

Clem Muck, 

President & Owner

CTR (Choose to Ride) Bikes

Randy Roberson, 

Certified Prosthist/Pedorthist

Crosswalk Prosthetics 

Greg Smith, 

Branch Manager – AL01/AL28/AL61

Motion Industries, Inc.

Steve Spicer, 

Applications Engineer 


Tom Walton, 

Lost Foam Business Development Manager Grede

Robert (Robin) White, 

Product Manager

Alabama Power Co.

Marketing C&I Support

Energy Sales & Efficiency

Chris von Seebach, 


C&S Machine Tools, llc

Ex-offico and Charter Members

James Cooley, 

Past President Birmingham AWS

Certified Welding Inspector

American Welding Inspector 

Tim Foster, 

Manager of Operations 

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority

W. Frank Freeman III, 

Manager Sales and Account Service 

Tuff Torq Corporation

Dr. Andy Hatley, 

Retired Director

Manufacturing and Technology Center

Jeff State Community College

Lee Hurley, 


Hesco, Hurley Engine Service Co.

Barry Miller, 

Radio Host

Big Boyz Toyz