Advisory Board

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.

 Ian M. RobertsonDean, 
College of Engineering 
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Industrial Advisory Board

Richard AntoinePresident, National Academy of Human Resources

Cynthia BachmannVice President, 
Engineering, Kohler Kitchen & Bath

Thomas J. BoldtCEO, Boldt Construction

David C. FranchinoPresident and Principal, 
Design Concepts

Thomas F. GunkelCEO (retired), 
Mortenson Construction

Brian HaasVice President, Global Customer Operations, KLA-Tencor Corp.

Michael J. HarshVice President and Chief Technology Officer (retired), GE Healthcare

Jay V. IhlenfeldSenior Vice President (retired), 
Asia Pacific, 3M; 
Director, Celanese Corp.

Arthur JanesCEO, PDS Tech Inc.

Leon JanssenPresident/Owner, Meadow Brook Farm Publishing; retired, GE Medical Systems

Jeremy KranzSenior Vice President and Head, Technology Investment Group, GIC Special Investments

Jane MandulaCo-owner and Vice President (retired), 
Gen/Tran Corp.

Paul McCannVice President, Industrial Project Development, Boldt Company

James R. MeisterVice President (retired), 
Operations Support, Exelon Nuclear

Bill MonfrePresident, Quality Insulators Inc./Asbestos Removal Inc.

Susan B. OrtenstoneSenior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Centerpoint Energy

Craig PalmerPresident and CEO, Wikia Inc.

Todd Pulvino (vice-chair)—Principal and Co-Founder, CNH Partners

James E. RekoskeVice President and CTO, 
Honeywell’s UOP

Michael RunningVice President, Global Operations, Plexus Engineering Solutions

Rajan ShethCEO and Chairman, Mead & Hunt Inc.

Barry SiadatCo-Founder and Managing Director, SK Capital Partners

David SmukowskiPresident, SIMCO Holdings Inc.

Michael SplinterExecutive Chairman, Board of Directors, Applied Materials

Thomas StillPresident, Wisconsin Technology Council

James H. ThompsonExecutive Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm Inc.

Gary WendtChairman and CEO (retired), GE Capital Services; Co-Founder, Deerpath Capital Management

Christopher WheelerCEO, Heritage Ventures

Indra WidjajaVice President, PT. Sinar Angkasa Rungkut, Chiyoda Group