Annual Report 2000: Engineering InterAction
College of Engineering / University of Wisconsin-Madison

2000-2001 Industrial Advisory Board

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Message from the Industrial Advisory Board chair

"...the IAB is excited about the role that it will play in growing the standing of our great college."

he Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) values greatly its engagement with the College of Engineering's leaders in this critical transformational time--a time of new leadership, new technologies, intensified competition for high-quality faculty and students, as well as for research funding. We share your commitment to making this great college even more competitive.

Our rival colleges of engineering are also focused on improving their national standings. Their work makes our efforts even more urgent, since complacency here will in time certainly drop us in national ranking. In its first meeting with Dean Peercy, the Industrial Advisory Board reviewed its past efforts, and the College of Engineering's current national standings and its evolving vision.

From those discussions we created four priority IAB initiatives and formed teams to pursue each. They include:

  • Retaining diverse faculty and students;

  • Accelerating the commercialization of College of Engineering research and building an entrepreneurial environment that works effectively with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF);

  • Developing mutually beneficial relationships with other university colleges and schools; and

  • Creating a plan to help the college achieve its vision of being a top-five public college of engineering.

The initiative teams helped clarify the college's needs, shape each initiative's vision and recommend additional steps for the dean, his staff and faculty to consider.

This work has just begun and the Industrial Advisory Board is excited about the role that it will play in growing the standing of our great college.

My sincere thanks to all of the IAB members who have enthusiastically engaged in these initiatives and to Dean Peercy, the staff and faculty for so positively working with us.

LeonLeon P. Janssen, 1999-2000 Chair
Industrial Advisory Board

Members of the Industrial Advisory Board are professionals in industry and government who advise college administrators, faculty and staff on academic programs, cooperative efforts with industry and future directions for our institution. Keeping abreast of developments in industry is vital to preparing our graduates for their careers, and the board plays an important role in communicating news from the industrial world.

Kathryn Anderson
Tech. Leader, Control Info. Systems
Procter & Gamble
Cincinnati, Ohio

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
Sprint International
Westwood, Kansas

Brenda J. Blanchard
Secretary of Commerce
State of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Guy D. Briggs
VP / General Mgr. of Operations
GM Truck Group
Pontiac, Michigan

Edward P. Cornell
Vice President, Engineering
Mountain View, California

John R. Dewane
Consultant, Space & Aviation Sys.
Honeywell, Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

R. Fenton-May
Dir. of Operations Development
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, Georgia

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

Jane Griesinger
Kurt Salmon Associates
Princeton, New Jersey

Thomas N. Hendrickson
President and CEO
Leicester, New York

Leon P. Janssen
General Mgr., Academic Accounts
GE Medical Systems, GE Co.
Waukesha, Wisconsin

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

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

Thomas Kruger
Private Consultant
Charlotte, North Carolina

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

Thomas J. Mohs
Placon Corp.
Madison, Wisconsin

Tom Smart
Mgr., Advanced Vehicle Technology
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, Michigan

Michael R. Splinter
Sr. VP & GM, Technology & Mfg.
Intel Corporation
Santa Clara, California

Mary L. Tilton
Planar Standish Technology
Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Peter R. Tong
Mandarin Partners
Long Beach, California

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

Sidney B. Williams, Jr.
Of Counsel
Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
Kalamazoo, Michigan


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Published: September 2000