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. Robertson—Dean, 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 Christopher—Vice 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. Gunkel—CEO and President, Mortenson Construction
Brian Haas—Vice President, Global Customer Operations, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, KLA-Tencor Corp.
Michael J. Harsch—Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare
Mark A. Henning—General Manager, Dow Microbial Control, The Dow Chemical Company
Jay V. Ihlenfeld—Senior Vice President (retired), Asia Pacific, 3M; Director, Celanese Corp.
Todd Kelsey—Senior Vice President, Global Customer Services, Plexus Corp.
Jane Mandula—Co-owner and Vice President (retired), Gen/Tran Corp.
James R. Meister—Vice President, Operations Support, Exelon Nuclear
William J. Moore—President, PacMoore
Susan B. Ortenstone—Chief Administrative Officer (retired), El Paso Corporation / Copano Energy LLC
James E. Rekoske—Vice President and GM, Renewable Energy and Chemicals, Honeywell's UOP
Tom Still—President, Wisconsin Technology Council
James H. Thompson—Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Inc.
Early Career Advisory Board
Carolina Castellanos—R&D Group Leader, Packaging Division, Kraft Foods Corp.
Talia Cawrse—Inventory Leader, Materials & Demand Planning Team, GE Healthcare
Tom Gilbert—Product Development Engineer, 3M
Trevor Ghylin—Water and Wastewater Process Engineer, CH2M Hill
Joshua Hinnendael—Functional Manager, Digital Group, Plexus Corporation
Daniel Jonovic—Integration Engineer, Epic Systems
Jonathan Koch—Project Development Manager, Mortenson Construction
Marie Lotto—Senior Global Market Manager , Advanced Surgical Devices Division ,Smith & Nephew
Mark A. Polster—Environmental Engineer, Ford Motor Co.
Andrew Schaeve—Project Manager, American Transmission Co.
Christopher J. Thorkelson—Vice President, Construction Development, Lloyd Companies
Eric N. Van Abel—Reactor Engineer, Dominion-Kewaunee, Nuclear Power Station
Megan L. Voelker—Plastics Process Engineer, Placon Corporation