Thank you, Industrial Advisory Board and Early Career Advisory Board members! These industry leaders draw on valuable engineering, business
and academic experiences in their serviceto 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.
Paul S. Peercy, Dean
College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Industrial Advisory Board
Jan R. Acker
President and General Manager, TriEnda Corporation
President, National Academy of Human Resources
Vice President, Engineering, Kohler Kitchen & Bath
William C. Beckman
John E. Berndt–IAB CHAIR
President (retired), Sprint International
Vincent S. Chan
Director, Theory & Computational Science Energy Group, General Atomics
Senior Vice President, Product Management and Development, OptumHealth
Donna J. Fairbanks
Chief Technology Officer, GE Sensing and Inspection Technologies
Chairman and CEO, CarrierWeb / e*freightrac LLC
Thomas F. Gunkel
CEO and President, Mortenson Construction
Dr. Ian M. Hau
CEO, Orchestrall Inc.
Mark A. Henning
General Manager, Dow Microbial Control, The Dow Chemical Company
Senior Vice President, Global Customer Services, Plexus Corp.
Matthew D. Kuckuk
Vice President, Global Services, Nomis Solutions Inc.
James R. Meister
Vice President, Operations Support, Exelon Nuclear
Robert B. Olson
President, Wisconsin Technology Council
Early Career Advisory Board
Ryan S. Augustine
Biomedical Engineer, Augustine Biomedical & Design
Program Manager, Precision Castparts
R&D Group Leader, Packaging Division, Kraft Foods Corp.
Inventory Leader, Materials & Demand Planning Team, GE Healthcare
Water and Wastewater Process Engineer, CH2M Hill
Functional Manager, Digital Group, Plexus Corporation
Mark A. Polster
Environmental Engineer, Ford Motor Co.
Project Manager, American Transmission Co.
Christopher J. Thorkelson
Vice President, Construction Development, Lloyd Companies
Eric N. Van Abel
Reactor Engineer, Dominion-Kewaunee, Nuclear Power Station
Megan L. Voelker
Plastics Process Engineer, Placon Corporation
Counsel, U.S. Foodservice