Retired, Intel Corporation
- M.S. Engineering Management – St. Martins University – 2001
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Washington State University – 1985
After graduation from WSU, Bruce Wollstein joined Rockwell International’s Rocketdyne Division and was part of their rotating machinery group. As a development engineer, it was a great opportunity for him to build on what he learned at WSU while developing components for the Space Shuttle and Atlas/Delta rocket engine systems. After a few years with Rocketdyne, Bruce was asked to lead the Atlas/Delta production support group. This group was put in place to address issues “real time” during the manufacturing of Atlas, Delta engine components and final assembly. Bruce joined Rocket Research Company in Redmond, WA in 1991 as a project engineer and was responsible for developing liquid and solid propellant propulsion systems for Department of Defense, Department of Energy applications.
Bruce joined Intel Corporation in 1996 and was with the company for 22 years. During his career with company, he held various program management roles in system, microprocessor, and platform development. He had the opportunity to lead teams that were responsible for the development and introduction of several Intel Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Celeron, and Pentium III microprocessors products. Bruce was also a Platform General Manager responsible for the development and introduction of several Intel Xeon Processor based platforms targeted at the data center and High-Performance Computing markets. Bruce was the Intel Federal Program Management Office Director when he retired in 2018. In this role he was responsible for the execution of contracts that Intel held with the US Government. He was responsible for assuring deliverables met the contract requirements. He also developed the program management practices and methods for his program management team to operate.
Bruce says that “my time in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture helped me build the foundation for my career. This foundation has allowed me to take on and be successful in several different roles in my career”.
Bruce is a member of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture advisory board as well as supporting the Mechanical and Materials Engineering advisory board.
After retiring, Bruce spends his time working with the Thurston County Food Bank to help them with ongoing projects. He is currently working with them to develop a new food bank site in Lacey, WA.