Industrial Advisory Board


The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is an all 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.


Its 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. Robert J. Quinn, Chair of IAB
Global Advanced Development and Engineering Services Manager
Brady Worldwide Inc.
2221 Camden Road
Glendale, WI 53209

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

Mr. Neil Gollhardt
Project Engineer - Strategic OME Drives
Rockwell Automation 
6400 W. Enterprise Drive
Mequon, WI 5309

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Scott R. Larrabee
Process Development Lab Manager
211 W Boden St.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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

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

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

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

Mr. Robb Dennert
Director of Engineering
Kapco Inc.
1000 Badger Circle
Grafton, WI 53024

Mr. John M. Neary
Manager – Q/G Equipment Engineering
Quad Graphics
N61 W23044 Harry’s Way
Sussex, WI 53089

Mr. Mike Diggins
Customer Solutions Manager, Global Parts
GE Healthcare
3114 N. Grandview Blvd.
Waukesha, WI 53188

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

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

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

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

Mr. Brian Quincey
PLM Process Lead 
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
3700 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

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

Mr. Oliver C. Sams IV
Lead Heat Transfer Engineer
GE Power & Water
Marion Building 2-2A-02
300 Garlington Road
Greenville, SC 29615

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

Mr. Hector Sanchez
Director, Procrement
KLX Aerospace Solutions

Mr. Steve Flanagan
Engineering Manager
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
Parts, Accessories and Customization (PAC)
3700 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

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

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

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

Mr. Jeffrey P. Gilmore, P.E.
National Sales Manager
Dyne Systems, Inc.
Midwest & Dynamatic Dynamometers
W209 N17391 Industrial Drive
Jackson, WI 53037

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





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