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.

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



Industrial Advisory Board


Richard Antoine


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


William C. Beckman


Thomas J. Boldt, CEO, Boldt Construction


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


Kim ChristopherVice President, 
Vision Strategic Solutions, 


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


R. Fenton-May, Chairman and CEO, CarrierWeb/e*freightvac LLC


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. HarshVice 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.


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


James R. MeisterVice President, 
Operations Support, Exelon Nuclear


William J. MoorePresident, 


Susan B. OrtenstoneSenior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Center Point Energy


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


Michael RunningVice President, Global Operations, Plexus Engineering Solutions


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, 


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, 
Nuclear Power Station


Megan L. VoelkerPlastics Process Engineer, 
Placon Corporation