College Advisory Boards
Thank you, Industrial 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
Richard Antoine—President, National Academy of Human Resources
Cynthia Bachmann—Vice President, Engineering, Kohler Kitchen & Bath
Thomas J. Boldt—CEO, Boldt Construction
David C. Franchino—President and Principal, Design Concepts
Thomas F. Gunkel—CEO (retired), Mortenson Construction
Brian Haas—Vice President, Global Customer Operations, KLA-Tencor Corp.
Michael J. Harsh—Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (retired), GE Healthcare
Jay V. Ihlenfeld—Senior Vice President (retired), Asia Pacific, 3M; Director, Celanese Corp.
Arthur Janes—CEO, PDS Tech Inc.
Leon Janssen—President/Owner, Meadow Brook Farm Publishing; retired, GE Medical Systems
Jeremy Kranz—Senior Vice President and Head, Technology Investment Group, GIC Special Investments
Jane Mandula—Co-owner and Vice President (retired), Gen/Tran Corp.
Paul McCann—Vice President, Industrial Project Development, Boldt Company
James R. Meister—Vice President (retired), Operations Support, Exelon Nuclear
Bill Monfre—President, Quality Insulators Inc./Asbestos Removal Inc.
Susan B. Ortenstone—Senior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Centerpoint Energy
Craig Palmer—President and CEO, Wikia Inc.
Todd Pulvino (vice-chair)—Principal and Co-Founder, CNH Partners
James E. Rekoske—Vice President and CTO, Honeywell’s UOP
Michael Running—Vice President, Global Operations, Plexus Engineering Solutions
Rajan Sheth—CEO and Chairman, Mead & Hunt Inc.
Barry Siadat—Co-Founder and Managing Director, SK Capital Partners
David Smukowski—President, SIMCO Holdings Inc.
Michael Splinter—Executive Chairman, Board of Directors, Applied Materials
Thomas Still—President, Wisconsin Technology Council
James H. Thompson—Executive Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm Inc.
Gary Wendt—Chairman and CEO (retired), GE Capital Services; Co-Founder, Deerpath Capital Management
Christopher Wheeler—CEO, Heritage Ventures
Indra Widjaja—Vice President, PT. Sinar Angkasa Rungkut, Chiyoda Group