Industrial Advisory Board


The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is a volunteer staff of engineering graduates and/or people working in the engineering discipline who desire to work in a pro-active fashion for the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Marquette University.


The main mission is to provide the department and University with a sounding board to industry, one of the department's constituencies. This sounding board is actually a two way communication link. The IAB provides the department with an assessment of the curriculum, both existing and proposed, while actively providing the department with a sketch of what is going on in industry, including trends and needs. It also provides an assessment of the quality of Marquette's product, namely its students. The board also fosters truly cooperative activities between industry and Marquette. Finally, it sponsors the Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Junior Student Awards of the department.


The IAB meets with the department chair and faculty on a formal basis two times per year, once in the fall and once in the spring. At the end of the spring semester, the IAB chairperson submits a short summary report of the IAB's opinion of the State of the Department. IAB voluntary dues help support the Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Junior Student Awards.


Those interested in getting involved with the IAB should contact the chair of the IAB.

Mr. Jeffrey P. Gilmore, P.E.
Vice President of Sales
Wenthe-Davidson Engineering Co.
16200 W. Rogers Dr.
New Berlin, WI 53151

Mr. Scott Anderson
Vice President of Engineering - Cordless
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
13135 W. Lisbon Road
Brookfield, WI 53005

Mr. William (Bill) Hankes, P.E.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Petron Corporation
16800 Glendale Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151

Mr. Richard T. Bernardi
Engineering Management Consultant 
407 Walden Lane
Prospect Heights, IL 60070-1076

Mr. John J. Hughes, Jr., P.E.
202 McKenzie Avenue
Mukwonago, WI 53149-1493

Mr. Andy Black
Product Director
HUSCO International, Inc.
2239 Pewaukee Rd.
Waukesha, WI 53188

Mr. Timothy Hunter, Ph.D., P.E.
President, Structural Analysis
Wolf Star Technologies, LLC 
3321 N. Newhall St. 
Milwaukee, WI  53211

Ms. Gretchen Borden
Supply Based Lead
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
3700 W. Juneau Ave., P.O. Box 653
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Mr. Scott R. Larrabee
Retired - Radyne
9600 Rayne Road Unit 1
Sturtevant, WI 53177

Mr. Michael Bubolz, Dipl. Ing.
Metallurgist – Induction Process
Engineering Center (IPEC) Manager
Radyne Corporation
211 W Boden St.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Mr. Pat Masterson
Program Director
HUSCO International
2239 Pewaukee Road
Waukesha, WI 53188

Mr. Brian Carter, PMP
Technology Planning Leader
GE Healthcare 
9900 W. Innovation Drive
Wawatosa, WI 53226

Mr. Chuck McGrady
Customer Solutions Engineer
Rexnord FlatTop North America
1272 Dakota Drive
Grafton, WI 53024

Mr. Charles J. Check
Manager of Strategic Technical Planning 
Brady Corporation 
P.O. Box 2999
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2999

Mr. John M. Neary
Director of Engineering
Paper Machinery Corporation
8900 W. Bradley Road
Milwaukee, WI 53224

Mr. Paul C. Check
Chief Engineer
LMG Presses
1733 Suburban Dr.
De Pere, WI 54115

Dr. Gary J. Novak, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Consultant
Engineering Systems Inc.
4215 Campus Drive
Aurora, IL  60504

Mr. Joseph Colwell
Engineering Fellow
Joy Global
4400 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53214-3684

Ms. Janet O’Brien, P.E.
Chief Engineer – Technical Expertise and Performance Analysis
We Energies
231 West Michigan St
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Mr. Robb Dennert
Engineering Manager
Hayes Performance Systems

Mr. Brian Quincey
PLM Program Manager
Briggs and Stratton Corporation
Energies Group Burleigh Operations
3300 N 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53222-3106

Mr. Andrew P. Dretzka
Production Engineer
Nordco Rail
245 W Forest Hill Ave
Oak Creek, WI 53154

Mr. Robert J. Quinn
Global Advanced Development and Engineering Services Manager
Brady Worldwide Inc.
2221 W Camden Road
Glendale, WI  53209

Mr. Charles Engel
Director of Strategic Development
Engel Tool and Forge
123 W. Orchard Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Mr. Oliver C. Sams IV
Project Engineer
Alto-Shaam, Inc.
W164N9221 Water St,
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Mr. Robert P. Fettig
President - CEO
Tankcraft Corporation
N2900 Foundry Road
Darien, WI 53114 

Mr. Hector Sanchez
Executive Vice President
Loos & Company, Inc.
901 Industrial Blvd.
Naples, FL. 34104

Mr. Robert Fitzpatrick
Panduit Corporation
16530 W. 163rd Street
Lockport, IL 60441

Mr. Tom Walczak
Chief Technical Officer
Green Star Marine, LLC
N821 Hickory Hills Drive
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Mr. Steve Flanagan
Engineering Manager
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
3700 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Jessica Wobschall
Engineering Manager - Small Horizontal Engines
Briggs and Stratton Corporation
P.O. Box 702
Milwaukee, WI 52201-0702

Mr. Michael Gerner
Sr. Program Manager
Ducommun LaBarge Technologies, Inc.
2222 E. Pensar Drive
Appleton, WI 54911

Mr. Craig Zoberis
Fusion Systems Inc.
6951 High Grove Blvd.
Burr Ridge, IL 6052

Mr. Neil Gollhardt
Project Engineer - Strategic OME Drives
Rockwell Automation 
W209 N17391 Industrial Drive
Mequon, WI 5309






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