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Industrial Advisory Board

2024 Industrial advisory board members for College of engineering

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.

Richard Antoine
Global HR Officer (retired)
Procter & Gamble
Cynthia Bachmann
Vice President-Engineering (retired)
Kohler Kitchen & Bath
David Beck-Engel
Vice Chairman
JH Findorff & Son Inc.
Douglas Bettinger
Executive VP & CFO
Lam Research Corporation
Tom Boldt
Chief Executive Officer
Boldt Construction
Rachael Conrad
Vice President, Sales, Services & Solutions, North America
Rockwell Automation
David Franchino
President & Principal
Andy Gongola
Senior VP, Design and Engineering
Milwaukee Tool
John Gugel
Executive VP, Venture
Brian Haas
VP, Central Engineering-Global Products Group
KLA-Tencor Corp.
Dawn Harms
Chief Revenue Office
Wendy Harris
General Manager, Product Operations
GE Healthcare
John Holton
JWS Foundation Inc.
Kathryn Howard
Patent Attorney
Jay V. Ihlenfeld
Board Director (retired)
Ashland Global Holdings, Celanese Corp
Valarie King-Bailey
CEO and Founder
Onshore Technology Grou Inc
Jeremy Kranz
Managing Partner
Sentinel Global
Jun Lee
President (retired)
SRI Design, Inc.
Jane Mandula
Co-owner and Vice-President (retired)
Gen/Tran Corp.
Paul McCann
Vice President, Industrial Project Development (retired)
Boldt Company
William Monfre
President (retired)
Quality Insulators/Asbestos Removal Inc
Louis Morrone
Executive Vice President, Core Diagnostics
Craig Palmer
Chief Executive Officer
Peter Peter
Manager/Environmental Policy & Planning (retired)
Exxon Mobile Corporation
John Pfeifer
Oshkosh Corp.
James Rekoske
Senior VP, RD&E-Industrial Sector
Nalco Water
Michael Running
VP, Global Operations
Plexus Engineering Solutions
Christine Schyvinck
CEO & President
Shure Inc.
Rajan Sheth
CEO/Chairman (retired)
Mead & Hunt, Inc.
David Smukowski
Private Equity Investor and WARF Trustee
Thomas Still
Wisconsin Technology Council
Roy Thiele-Sardina
Managing Partner/Co-Founder
HighBar Partners
Thomas Werner
CEO (retired)
SunPower Corp.
Christopher Wheeler
Heritage Ventures
Alan Yeung
Managing Director
Centiron Capital