LAFAYETTE – Douglas Mansfield, Isaac Rivera and Greg Thoennes join Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette as the newest members of the Regional Board of Trustees.
After Purdue, he began working for Kirby Risk Corporation and currently holds the title of President of Manufacturing.
Mr. Mansfield has served on numerous advisory councils, boards of directors and community committees. He has served as Chairman of the Economic Development Council, Chairman of the Purdue Technical Assistance Program Advisory Council, Chairman of the 1997 United Way Campaign, National Member of the Marathon Electrical Advisory council, National Board Member of EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) and many more. He is currently on the Purdue School of Industrial Technology Advisory Board and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Greater Lafayette Commerce.
Isaac Rivera holds a Ph. D in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico and completed a Post Doctoral appointment at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He also received his B.S. and Masters in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Rivera has broad experience in laboratory management, chemical development, bulk chemical manufacturing, strategic planning and technical services. His employers include Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly & Co. and his current employer Evonik Degussa Corp in Lafayette, IN.
Rivera has also held positions as a faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico.
He served as a board member for the Lafayette Mental Health Association and is currently serving as board member for the United Way of Greater Lafayette.
Thoennes has held employment at Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 157 in Lafayette IN, and is currently employed as a Field Representative. He has been a Member of Local 157 since 1980.
Greg Thoennes is affiliated with the Tippecanoe Building and Construction Trades Council, Northwest Central Labor Council and Top Notch Labor-Management Council.
Community projects Thoennes has been involved in include Ivy Tech Intersection Connection Campaign, Habitat for Humanity and the Lafayette Economic Development Commission.