Board of Advisors

The Fire Protection Board of Advisors meets annually to discuss current issues and future opportunities with the WPI faculty and administration, and submits its recommendations and reports to the president of WPI and to the head of WPI's Fire Protection Engineering Department.

George E. Toth (Chairman)
Chief Operating Officer
The RJA Group

April L. Hammond Berkol, '85
Wayne Moore, PE, CFPS, SET
Hughes Associates, Inc.

Douglas J. Carpenter ’97
Vice President and Principal Engineer
Combustion Science and Engineering, Inc.

Anthony Hamins
Chief, Fire Research Division

Odofike A. Ezekoye, PhD, PE
Professor, Graduate Advisor
W. W. Domberger Centennial Teaching Fellow
University of Texas at Austin

Louis Gritzo, PhD
Vice President and Manager of Research
FM Global

David J. LeBlanc, WPI '97
Senior Project Manager
Tyco Fire & Building Products
Wayne Moore, PE, CFPS, SET
Principal, Hughes Associates

Kathy A. Notarianni, WPI '86
Department Head
Department of FPE, WPI

James Quiter

Paul E. Rivers
Product and Applications Development Specialist
3M Performance Materials

Jose L. Torero, PhD
RA Engineering Chair in Fire Safety Engineering/Head
The University of Edinburgh

Peter J. Gore Willse, PE, FSFPE
Vice President, Research Global ASSET/Protection Services, LLC
XL Capital Group

Emeritus Members

  • Carl F. Baldassarra
    Executive Vice President
    The RJA Group
  • Paul A. Croce
    Vice President and Manager of Research
    FM Global Research
  • David Douglas Drysdale
    Emeritus Professor of Fire Safety Engineering
    School of Engineering Edinburgh
    Electronics University of Edinburgh
  • Howard W. Emmons (deceased)
    Professor Emeritus
    Harvard University
  • David D. Evans
    Executive Director
    Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Rolf H. Jensen (deceased)
    Professor and FPE Department Head
    Illinois Institute of Technology
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