VISION 2000: College of Engineering 1995 Annual ReportINDUSTRIAL LIAISON COUNCIL
VISION 2000: College of Engineering 1995 Annual ReportHR

Members of the College of Engineering's Industrial Liaison Council are professionals in industry and government who advise college faculty, administrators and staff on academic programs, cooperative efforts with industry, and directions for the mission of our institution. Keeping abreast of developments in industry is vital to preparing our graduates for their careers. The council plays an important part in communicating news from the industrial world.


During the past few years, the Industrial Liaison Council assisted the College of Engineering in understanding and embracing the concept of "quality" as practiced in the industrial sector. As was the case in industry, the college learned to appreciate the value of customer-focused activity, benchmarking and continuous improvement of its procedures and practices.

In the past year, the quality initiative was followed by strategic planning. A rapidly changing worldwide marketplace taught many in industry that the only way to remain competitive is to identify the mission and delineate the objectives. The College of Engineering must also understand the environment in which it operates, build on its strengths, shore up its weaknesses and eliminate those activities which are not appropriate to the mission.

Through its new strategic plan, Vision 2000, the college is breaking new ground in the academic arena. It has clearly established its intention to excel and prosper for decades to come. Its nine specific goals, ranging from improving the physical facilities of the college to taking a critical look at the curriculum and teaching process, aim clearly at maintaining a reputation for excellence.

In addition to strategic planning and quality, the contribution and interest of the Industrial Liaison Council is demonstrated by the farreaching range of topics we have recently explored including:

Recognizing that its support and insight are important to the college, the members of the Industrial Liaison Council look forward to giving their time and talent in the year to come, with the same sense of purpose, pride, dedication and enthusiasm as they have in the past.

John W. Lillesand

Eugene M. Bentley III
Advanced Engineering, P.C.
Washington, D.C.
John Lillesand (Chair)
Vice President, Technical Services
Kohler Company
Kohler, Wisconsin
James S. Dahlke
Medalist Industries, Inc
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
John R. DeWane
Space & Aviation Systems
Honeywell, Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona
R. Fenton-May
Director of Operations Development
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, Georgia
C. Daniel Gelatt, Jr.
NMT Corporation
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Warren R. Haug
Vice President
Research & Development
Procter & Gamble
Cincinnati, Ohio
Thomas N. Hendrickson
President and CEO
Leicester, New York
George Jacobi
Vice President (retired)
Johnson Controls
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ernest S. Micek
Chairman, President, CEO
Cargill, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
George Miller
Chief Engineer-Research (Retired)
OMC Research Center
Hayward, Wisconsin
Richard J. Schoofs (Chair)
Schoofs Incorporated
Moraga, California
Morton G. Spooner
Director of Strategic Planning (Retired)
Estero, FL
Kathleen C. Taylor
Head-Physical Chemistry Department
GM NAO R&D Center
Warren, Michigan
Mary L. Tilton
Vice President-Technology
Standish LCD
Division of Standish Industries Inc.
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
Sidney Williams
Executive Director (Retired)
Trademarks and Domestic Patents
Upjohn Company
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Jeffrey A. Banaszynski
Senior Vice-President
Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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