University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

 

College Advisory Boards

 

 

Industrial Advisory Board and Early Career Advisory Board

 

Thank you, Industrial Advisory Board and Early Career Advisory Board members! These industry leaders draw on valuable engineering, business and academic experiences in their service to the college. Their insight helps College of Engineering administrators set priorities that advance college excellence in research and education and strengthen connections with alumni and industry.


Ex-officio:
 Ian M. RobertsonDean, 
College of Engineering 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

 

Industrial Advisory Board

 

Cynthia Bachmann (IAB chair)—Vice President, 
Engineering, Kohler Kitchen & Bath

 

William C. Beckman

 

Vincent S. Chan—Director, 
Theory & Computational Science 
Energy Group, General Atomics

 

Kim ChristopherVice President, 
Vision Strategic Solutions, 
UnitedHealthCare

 

Donna J. Fairbanks—Chief Technology Officer, 
GE Sensing and Inspection Technologies

 

David C. Franchino—President and Principal, 
Design Concepts

 

Thomas F. GunkelCEO and President, 
Mortenson Construction

 

Brian HaasVice President, Global Customer Operations, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, KLA-Tencor Corp.

 

Michael J. HarschVice President and Chief Technology Officer, 
GE Healthcare

 

Mark A. HenningGeneral Manager, 
Dow Microbial Control, 
The Dow Chemical Company

 

Jay V. IhlenfeldSenior Vice President (retired), 
Asia Pacific, 3M; 
Director, 
Celanese Corp.

 

Todd KelseySenior Vice President, 
Global Customer Services, Plexus Corp. 



 

Jane Mandula—Co-owner and Vice President (retired), 
Gen/Tran Corp.

 

James R. MeisterVice President, 
Operations Support, Exelon Nuclear

 

William J. MoorePresident, 
PacMoore

 

Susan B. OrtenstoneChief Administrative Officer (retired), 
El Paso Corporation / Copano Energy LLC

 

James E. RekoskeVice President and GM, 
Renewable Energy and Chemicals, Honeywell's UOP

 

Tom StillPresident, 
Wisconsin Technology Council

 

James H. ThompsonSenior Vice President, 
Engineering, Qualcomm Inc.

 

 

Early Career Advisory Board

 

Carolina CastellanosR&D Group Leader, 
Packaging Division, 
Kraft Foods Corp.

 

Talia CawrseInventory Leader, 
Materials & Demand 
Planning Team, GE Healthcare

 

Tom GilbertProduct Development Engineer, 
3M

 

Trevor GhylinWater and Wastewater Process Engineer, 
CH2M Hill

 

Joshua HinnendaelFunctional Manager, Digital Group, Plexus Corporation

 

Daniel Jonovic—Integration Engineer, Epic Systems

 

Jonathan KochProject Development Manager, 
Mortenson Construction

 

Marie LottoSenior Global Market Manager
, Advanced Surgical Devices Division
,Smith & Nephew

 

Mark A. PolsterEnvironmental Engineer, 
Ford Motor Co.

 

Andrew SchaeveProject Manager, 
American Transmission Co.

 

Christopher J. ThorkelsonVice President, 
Construction Development, Lloyd Companies

 

Eric N. Van AbelReactor Engineer, 
Dominion-Kewaunee, 
Nuclear Power Station

 

Megan L. VoelkerPlastics Process Engineer, 
Placon Corporation