College of Engineering 1996 Annual Report: Progress By Design Industrial Liaison Council

Annual Message from the 1995-96 Industrial Liaison Council Chair

The UW-Madison College of Engineering (COE) has a history of producing a large number of graduates who rise to top management and technical positions. Simultaneously, the COE and its graduates maintain a tradition of developing cutting-edge technology. The Industrial Liaison Council (ILC) directed considerable attention during the past year to these two rather elusive subjects, namely leadership and creativity.

The goal, of course, is to enrich the COE environment which inspires and fosters leadership and creativity. To this end, the ILC has initiated an annual symposium which provides direct contact between the ILC members, as role models, and the students. Paraphrasing one of the students, the first symposium, held on Engineers' Day 1995, provided an opportunity for the students to question and obtain invaluable advice directly from the kind of successful people that many of the students aspire to be.

As a second initiative, the ILC hosted a joint meeting with the School of Business advisory board to examine the interface between business and technology. The purpose was to explore and suggest ways of exploiting possible synergies and initiatives which might better prepare UW-Madison graduates for future leadership positions. The keynote speaker was UW-Madison chemical engineering alumnus Lee R. Raymond, chairman and CEO of Exxon Corporation.

Finally, a project of special interest to the ILC is the COE VISION 2000. It is the strategic plan to add a new engineering building; to increase the number of endowed professorships, fellowships, scholarships and student opportunity funds; and to promote other activities and opportunities that enhance the educational, research and interpersonal experiences for COE students and faculty. VISION 2000 is the blueprint which ensures that the COE will continue to produce the leaders and creative engineers of the next century.

R.J. Schoofs

Kathryn Anderson
Tech. Leader, Ctrl. Info. Sys.
Procter & Gamble
Cincinnati, Ohio

Thomas H. Aschenbrenner
Independent Financier /
Dallas, Texas

Jeffrey A. Banaszynski
Senior Vice President
Allen-Bradley Co., Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Eugene M. Bentley, III
Advanced Engineering, P.C.
Washington, D.C.

John E. Berndt
Multimedia Ventures & Tech.
Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Edward P. Cornell
VP, Mailing Systems Engr.
Pitney Bowes
Shelton, Connecticut

James S. Dahlke
Medalist Industries, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John R. Dewane
President, Space & Av. Sys.
Honeywell, Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

A. Frederick Fath
Director, Tech Assessment
Seattle, Washington

C. Daniel Gelatt, Jr.
NMT Corporation
LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Thomas N. Hendrickson
President and CEO
Leicester, New York

Gerry Hoerig
Syntex Chemicals, Inc.
Boulder, Colorado

Frederick C. Kiekhaefer
Mercury Hi-Performance
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Steve Klabunde
Vice President, Engineering
Giddings and Lewis
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Charles F. Kohlmeyer
Vice President
Baxter Health Care Corp.
Deerfield, Illinois

Thomas Kruger
Vice President
Hoechst Celanese Corp.
Charlotte, North Carolina

Jane Markwardt
Kurt Salmon
Princeton, New Jersey

R. Fenton May
Director of Operations Dev.
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, Georgia

Ronald E. Mengel
Director, Category Engr.
Kraft General Foods, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin

Ernest S. Micek
Chairman, President, CEO
Cargill, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Timothy C. Mickelson
Marquette Electronics
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Brian A. Mitchell
Mitchell Construction, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin

Thomas J. Mohs
Madison, Wisconsin

Jason Poon
Poon Wong & Assoc., Inc.
Vancouver, BC

Richard J. Schoofs
Schoofs, Inc.
Moraga, California

Morton G. Spooner
Director, Planning (retired)
Estero, Florida

Kathleen C. Taylor
Head-Physical Chem. Dept.
GM NAO R&D Center
Warren, Michigan

Mary L. Tilton
Vice President, Technology
Standish LCD
Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Howard F. Voigt
Director, Overseas Product
Engr. Office-Ford Motor Co.
Dearborn, Michigan

Richard L. Wilkey
Fisher-Barton, Inc.
Watertown, Wisconsin

Sidney Williams
Executive Director (retired)
Trademarks & Domestic Pat.
Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo, MI

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