Advisory Board

Giles Dillingham, Ph.D.

Dr. Giles Dillingham has worked in the areas of materials, surfaces, interfaces, and adhesive bonding since receiving his Ph.D. in Materials Science in 1987. BTG Labs, established by Dr. Dillingham in the late 1990’s, performs basic and applied research in surface science, surface treatments and adhesion, and develops instrumentation for development and process control of surface engineering processes. Recent work by BTG Labs is helping pave the way to certifiable adhesively bonded primary aircraft structures. Dr. Dillingham has over 40 publications and patents in the areas of surface treatments, surface energetics, and adhesion. He is a Robert A. Patrick Fellow of The Adhesion Society.

Fred N. Bosilevac, Jr.

Mr. Fred Bosilevac is a member of Equitech’s Board of Advisory.

Fred is an attorney, who has practiced in the areas of corporate and personal taxation, employee benefits and mortgage foreclosure. He also was active in business with experiences in investment banking, health insurance and commercial banking.

Fred served as a member of Equitech’s Board from 1999 through 2007. As a result, he has a unique level of insight and experience in Equitech’s affairs.

Fred received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas (1972); his J.D. from Washburn Law School (1975) and L.L.M. in Taxation from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School (1979).

Majid R Babaie, P.E

Mr. Majid Babaie is a member of Equitech’s Board of Advisory.

As a co-founder and major owner, Majid created M&M Technology, an electronic product design & manufacturing company from ground zero, and developed it to a multi million-dollar corporation. M&M Technology’s customer base includes Boeing (interface), Thermo (sensors), Danaher (AC/DC drives), PokerTek (gaming), MEDEVCO (medical), etc…

With the Strategic Alliance Agreement in placed with Equitech, Majid is bringing on board his Engineering expertise in the manufacturing industry. 

Majid received his M.S Electrical Engineering from Univeristy of Akron (1986); M.A Statistics from University of Akron (1989); and currently is a Registered Engineer with North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors.

Sergio Sanchez

Sergio H. Sanchez is a Plastics Engineer & graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell with extensive experience in thermoplastics, composites, and additive manufacturing for the aerospace industry. 

While working for The Boeing Company, he developed and qualified materials and process technologies for aircraft interiors, payloads, systems, and provided engineering and production support to multiple airplane programs. 

He is currently the Quality Director of the Additive Manufacturing Sector at Jabil Inc. Sergio leads the Quality System, validation, and certification strategies for materials, processes, and parts for aerospace, medical, automotive, and sporting goods industries.

Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Sergio likes soccer, skiing, and tennis. He and his wife enjoy living in the Pacific Northwest for its natural splendor and large variety of coffee shops. You can often find him up in the mountains & reading about science, technology, world politics, and finance. Sergio has been an involved community member and has volunteered extensively with local and global organizations such as United Way, SAE, ASTM, SPE, and SHPE. He speaks Spanish fluently and is very proud of his Latino background.

Jeff West

Jeff West is one of four principal owners of Apex Engineering. 

Jeff has worked in the field of compounding automation for 30 years. He has managed Apex Control Specialists (ACS) for the last 23 years. 

Jeff has managed projects and completed software for modular extrusion systems all over the world. He has several patents for modular extrusion systems. Jeff has been working in the development of IIOT for Extrusion and Implementation of Apex Smart Extrusion.