Board Bios

 

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Walt Fasold, President

Walt Fasold, President

Walt Fasold

Walt Fasold is a recent re-elected member of the MHCSD Board of Directors. He has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is currently employed by United Launch Alliance providing cost proposals related to both government and commercial launch satellite services. Most of his career experience has been in progressive management positions within the chemical industry running operations from bulk commodity chemicals to petrochemical catalysts and pharmaceuticals. He has managed operations throughout the U.S. in leadership positions including Director of Manufacturing, Manager of U.S. Operations, and VP of Manufacturing, Engineering, and R&D. Widely regarded as a strong leader and change agent who can motivate people and organizations to work together to achieve breakthrough results. As an active member of the Lompoc Mural Society for over seven years, he has headed up mural maintenance and restoration including support of Mural in a Day events. He has successfully led community outreach programs and looks forward to helping the district improve its’ image and deliver excellent service at lowest possible cost to all customers.

Bruce Nix, Vice-President

Bruce Nix, Vice-President

Bruce Nix

 

Jim Mac Kenzie, Finance Officer

Jim Mac Kenzie, Finance Officer

Jim Mac Kenzie

Jim Mac Kenzie has been a member of the Board since 2000 when his family moved into the district. He is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in California. He spent a full career in the US Air Force in the civil engineering career field designing, constructing and managing facilities including water supply and sewerage systems world wide from the High Arctic to the Mid east. He was the first Dean of the School of Civil Engineering at the AF Institute of Technology. After retiring from the AF as a Colonel, he was a private consulting engineer later joining Northrop Grumman on the B-2 program. He was the project engineer who established the layouts and criteria for the operational and depot facilities supporting the B-2 Bomber . He enjoys his service on the Board and considers it a community service to be able to bring his engineering experience to help assist in the District’s construction and maintenance activities.

Steve Dietrich, Alternate Finance Officer Director

Steve Dietrich, Alternate Finance Officer Director

Steve Dietrich

Steve Dietrich received his BS in Integrated Management from UCLA and MBA in Finance from Harvard University.  For most of his career he has been involved in the development of large commercial real estate projects; directly for several firms and his own consulting firm, FRG. In addition to major development firms, his clients included major banks, institutional users and investors, and public sector including LAUSD.  On many of the major projects he was the team lead for project programming, budgeting, MEP systems and structure.  As a Guest Lecturer he created and taught the UCLA Graduate Business School’s course in Entrepreneurial Real Estate Development. He moved to Mesa Oaks in 1991.  As a private citizen he initiated a successful effort to redirect the ground lease re-negotiations between the County of Los Angeles and the Marina Del Rey ground lessees. He holds a commercial pilot rating and serves on the Lompoc Airport Commission.  Semi-retired, he looks forward to helping the District with its current operations and imminent growth. 

 
Myron Heavin, Director

Myron Heavin, Director

Myron Heavin 

Myron Heavin has celebrated being married to Sharyl Heavin for over 52 years and they have 3 children.  He is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and retired from Boeing after 50 years as an Aerospace Engineer.    He worked in a Boeing Company called “Phantom Works” where he worked on advanced engineering concepts, especially cost cutting proposals dealing with using computer graphics to increase engineering efficiencies.   

Myron & Sharyl have always been active in various churches, and this includes a recent MA degree from Talbot Theological Seminary.  They are also very active in the Santa Ynez Gleaning Organization, the California Rare Fruit Growers Association, and the Santa Maria Orchard Society.  Myron is an active member of the Vandenberg Village Rotary Club, and a past president.   They have lived in the MHCSD for over 7 years, and have been very active in gardening including a small home orchard.  Myron recently published his second book.

Myron has talked to many of the MHCSD customers and is sensitive to the need to work with the other board members as a team to find innovative solutions to hold down costs.  He also is interested in better utilizing the MHCSD grounds to provide increased opportunities for kids for recreation, and perhaps later on to highlight low water usage landscaping to improve the looks of our community.