Inside Aera
People of Aera Jun 1, 2017

Keeping the link between industry and education

Andy Mc Crea, reservoir engineer and Montana Tech alumni, has been named chairman of Montana Tech’s Petroleum Industry Advisory Board (IAB). In that role, Mc Crea provides a vital link between the industry and university faculty to ensure the petroleum engineering program continues to deliver the skills and competencies necessary for success in industry today.

“Aera will continue to need talented, resourceful engineers,” said Mc Crea. “The work we do with the MT faculty and students helps to ensure that pathway to the industry exists. The university also helps to keep the industry informed about emerging technologies that may have potential business value. It’s a win-win and I’m pleased to be part of the program.”