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New leaders help guide MSOE

November 16th, 2017

2017_news_regentsNov. 16, 2017 — Dr. Dan Moceri ’76 has been elected chairman of the MSOE Board of Regents. He is cofounder and executive chairman of Convergint Technologies, a global systems integrator organization with 2,400 employees. He is also a partner in Moceri + Roszak, a Chicago-based real estate developer. Moceri holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology and Honorary Doctor of Engineering from MSOE and earned his master’s degree in management from Northwestern University. He succeeds Dr. Scott Moon as chairman. Moceri became a member of the MSOE Board of Regents in 2013. He sits on numerous boards including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Prior to starting Convergint Technologies, Moceri was the president of Siemens Building Technologies Security Division for North America.

Patrick Forsythe, executive VP – global engineering, Generac Power Systems Inc., and Michael Reader, president of Precision Plus, were appointed to the MSOE Board of Regents.

Forsythe has held his position at Generac since 2015. Generac is the leading manufacturer of home backup generators. The company manufactures the widest range of power products in the marketplace including portable, residential, commercial and industrial generators. Forsythe previously served as vice president of global engineering and technology at Hayward Industries (2008 to 2015), VP of global engineering (2004-2008) and director of engineering (2002-2004) at Ingersoll Rand Company. He worked in various engineering management capacities with Generac from 1995 to 2002. Forsythe holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ulster (United Kingdom), a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Manufacturing Management & Technology from The Open University (United Kingdom).

Reader has been president of Precision Plus since 1995. His company manufactures precision machined metal components for industrial, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, dental and medical device manufactures. Precision Plus is an ISO 9001:2008 registered contract manufacturer of precision turned components that specializes in Swiss-type turning. Previously, Reader worked in the commodities market, as global operations manager at Bank of America, in operations at London Investment Trust and Barnes and Company. He earned a bachelor of science in economics from UW-Madison. Reader served as an MSOE Corporation member since 2014, until his appointment as a Regent.

MSOE also welcomed new Corporation members:

Dale Boehm, president and CEO, Caspian, Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis
Matt Burow ’99, president, Catalyst Construction, Milwaukee
Chad Cundiff, president, Astronautics Corporation of America, Milwaukee
K. (Raj) Kanuru, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, Generac Power Systems, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Kim Pettiford ’93, ’99, senior director human resources, Harley-Davison Motor Company, Milwaukee
Lori Rosenthal ’87, vice president, board of directors, Milwaukee Facilities Group Leader, GRAEF, Milwaukee
Mark Simonides ’82, vice president and operations manager, Turner Construction, Chicago
Jay Stocki ’90, senior vice president, data and products, Experian, Chicago

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Business leaders join MSOE Board of Regents

November 1st, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016 — Brian W. Cooke, John L. Schliesmann and David A. Selby have joined the Board of Regents at MSOE. Since it was founded in 1903, MSOE has benefitted from the advice and support of volunteer leaders. Meaningful involvement is the most accurate way to describe the manner in which MSOE’s Board of Regents and Corporation members assume their responsibilities. Comprised of representatives of business, industry, government and education, the Board of Regents governs the operations and the future planning of the university.

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Brian W. Cooke

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John L. Schliesmann

David Selby

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Brian W. Cooke is group vice president, products, for the Power Solutions division of Johnson Controls Inc. based in Milwaukee. He is responsible for partnering with the original equipment and aftermarket businesses to ensure profitable growth. Cooke leads the product development process from ideation through launch and also is charged with developing the advanced battery (lithium-ion) strategy and business. He joined Johnson Controls in 1999 holding positions of increasing responsibility within the automotive, building efficiency, power solutions, and metals and mechanisms businesses. He also held expatriate assignments in the United Kingdom and Germany. Cooke sponsored cohorts in the company’s eXtreme Learning Program (XLP) and is executive sponsor of the African American Business Resource Group. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Cooke earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and bachelor’s degree in management science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Attorney John L. Schliesmann is a shareholder in the corporate law, tax and international practices at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. in Milwaukee. His clients include foreign- and U.S.-based manufacturing and professional services companies seeking to do business in the U.S. He helps them plan proactively and develop financially sound approaches to key issues, including business succession, executive compensation, the financial complexities of mergers and acquisitions, and associated corporate and general tax matters. He is a member of entrepreneurial associations, including ACG, an international organization that fosters sound corporate growth and the Golden Angels Network, established to provide early-stage companies access to capital and B-school resources. Schliesmann earned his BBA from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from Marquette University Law School (magna cum laude). He has his CPA (Indiana) and is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Colorado.

David A. Selby, P.E. ’79, ’00 is senior vice president at Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., based in Milwaukee. He began his career with the company in 1980, holding positions of increasing responsibility. He is responsible for new product development, product engineering and engineering management. His areas of expertise include rigorous but agile product development processes, project management, robust engineering principles, portfolio management and innovation management. A Milwaukee native, he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology and master’s degree in engineering management from MSOE. Prior to joining the Board of Regents, Selby served as an MSOE Corporation member since 2008. He is the highest ranking alumnus at Milwaukee Tool, a company that employs more than 80 MSOE alumni.

Robert Arzbaecher, Dr. Michael J. Barber ’82, Dr. J. Michael Borden, Paul B. Luber and Dr. James B. Wigdale return to the Board of Regents from Regent Emeritus status. Regents Curt Culver, John E. Duncan ’79 and Jay V. Loewi are now Regents Emeriti.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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Trent Nevill named to MSOE Board of Regents

February 25th, 2016

2016_news_NevillFeb. 25, 2016 — Trent Nevill has joined the Board of Regents at MSOE. Nevill is the Vice President, President Asia Pacific for Johnson Controls Inc. In his 20 years of service to the company he has served in a variety of commercial, sales and operations leadership positions within Building Efficiency.

He spent the first ten years of his career working for JCI in Texas (San Antonio, Austin & Dallas) prior to relocating to Milwaukee in 2006. Most recently, Nevill led the NA Customer Growth Strategy to integrate the Systems, Services and Solutions businesses into a $4.3B organization.

Prior to his current role, Nevill was the vice president, NA Operations where he significantly improved year-over-year profitability, market share, productivity and cash flow. He is a 2008 graduate of Johnson Controls’ Global Extreme Leadership Program (XLP), and multi-time recipient of both the prestigious Chairman’s Award and Merit Award.  He was also a member of the JCI-York Integration Team. Nevill earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.

Nevill is a board member for the Architects, Contractors and Engineers (ACE) Mentor Program of America, a unique partnership of industry corporations working together to attract young people to the construction professions. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Construction Industry Roundtable (CIRT) and sits on the board of directors for U.S. Air Conditioning Distributors LLC.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

Since it was founded in 1903, MSOE has benefitted from the advice and support of volunteer leaders. Meaningful involvement is the most accurate way to describe the manner in which MSOE’s Board of Regents and Corporation members assume their responsibilities. Comprised of representatives of business, industry, government and education, the Board of Regents governs the operations and the future planning of the university.

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Three business leaders join MSOE Board of Regents

November 18th, 2015

Nov. 18, 2015 — Kendall G. Breunig, Bernard A. Cohen, Ph.D. and Richard G. Galling have joined the Board of Regents at MSOE. In addition, five individuals were added as MSOE Corporation members.

Kendall G. Breunig ’79 is principal of Sunset Investors in Franklin, Wis. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural and Building Construction Engineering Technology from MSOE and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Marquette University. As a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, Breunig’s career has focused on real estate development and management. Sunset Investors led the redevelopment of the historically designated Pritzlaff Building, Plankinton Lofts and Commission House Condominiums in Milwaukee, and several condominium complexes in Germantown, Franklin and New Berlin, Wis. In addition, he is president of Breunig Engineering Inc., managing member of E Z Self Storage LLP, and corporate secretary of Coating Place Inc. Breunig has served as an MSOE Corporation member since 2002.

Bernard A. Cohen, Ph.D. ’71 is the founder and president of Neurological Monitoring Associates LLC (NMA). He graduated from MSOE in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and obtained his Ph.D. from Marquette University in 1975. His career has been devoted to research work involving analysis of electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. Cohen has been a member of the faculty of the Emory University Medical School, Medical College of Wisconsin and MSOE. He is currently in private practice focusing on intraoperative monitoring. He has published more than 100 papers and book chapters and is a frequently invited speaker nationally and internationally. Cohen has served as an MSOE Corporation member since 2001, was named an Outstanding Alumnus in 1976, and inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame in 2006. He is a Fellow of both the American Society for Neurophysiological Monitoring and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. He is certified in neurological intraoperative monitoring. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin.

Richard G. Galling ’75 is president and chief operating officer of Hammes Co. in Brookfield, Wis. He is responsible for directing the company’s service line divisions and regional locations. He is considered a national leading expert on the planning and development of hospitals and ambulatory facilities, having personally directed the development of more than 100 facilities over a 25-year period. Galling is often quoted in national publications and speaks regularly at various industry associations and trade groups. Previously, Galling was the director of development for the Henry S. Reuss Federal Plaza and the corporate headquarters of Northwestern Mutual Life, both in Milwaukee, and served in the same capacity for the University Place mixed-use development in Charlotte, N.C. Galling has served as an MSOE Corporation member since 2013. He sits on the board of the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and is board president of the Three Harbors Council – Boy Scouts of America. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural and Building Construction Engineering Technology from MSOE.

Dr. Dwight Diercks ’90 returns to the Board of Regents from Regent Emeritus status. Regents Robert Arzbaecher, Dr. Michael Barber ’82, Dr. Michael Borden, Dr. Willie Davis, Paul Luber, Brian Stark ’71 and Dr. James Wigdale are now Regents Emeriti.

New Corporation members include:
Donald Albinger ’99, vice president, building automation systems, Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee
Mechelle King ’04, assistant vice president, digital marketing, Park Bank, Milwaukee
Thor Misko ’06, program director and team leader, entrepreneurial engineering program, Kern Family Foundation, Waukesha, Wis.
Frank Stangl, president, Weimer Bearing and Transmission, Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Matthew Vandenbush ’97, vice president – software, Brady Corp., Milwaukee

Since it was founded in 1903, MSOE has benefitted from the advice and support of volunteer leaders. Meaningful involvement is the most accurate way to describe the manner in which MSOE’s Board of Regents and Corporation members assume their responsibilities. Comprised of representatives of business, industry, government and education, the Board of Regents governs the operations and the future planning of the university.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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Dr. Scott Moon appointed chairman of MSOE Board of Regents

October 21st, 2014

Moon_Scott.jpgDr. Scott Moon, chairman and CEO of DLSM Inc. in Milwaukee, has been named the new chairman of the Milwaukee School of Engineering Board of Regents. He has served on the board since 1993. He succeeds Dr. Alan J. Ruud ’69, P.E., vice chairman of Cree Inc., who was chairman of the Board of Regents for four years.

Born in Milwaukee, Moon graduated in 1974 from Carnegie-Mellon University with a bachelor’s degree in management science. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1976. After working several summers in internship programs at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y., Moon joined Bee Chemical Co. in Chicago as a market development specialist. In 1979, he joined Res Manufacturing as sales manager and became president in 1982. In 2014 Moon received an Honorary Doctor of Business and Economics from MSOE.

For many years, Moon was a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) where he served as a director of the YPO Manufacturing Project, and as vice chairman of YPO Manufacturing Seminars. He chaired a YPO program for high school and college educators at New United Motors Manufacturing Incorporated (NUMMI), the joint venture between Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Corp., and also the YPO Manufacturing Excellence Seminar at Motorola Inc. He worked with Motorola to put together a series of one-week seminars on quality improvement methodologies for YPOers and their key reports.

In 1999 Moon purchased DLSM Inc. becoming its CEO. DLSM is a holding company containing Res Manufacturing and Kondex Corp. Res Manufacturing is a diversified contract manufacturer of metal components supplied to the U.S. automotive and appliance industries. Kondex Corp. supplies cutting parts to the agriculture and turf care markets.

Moon has been a member of World Presidents Organization (WPO) and Chief Executives Organization (CEO), which are global organizations for education and idea exchange between leaders of businesses.

In addition to Moon being named chairman, the following individuals have been elected to the Board of Regents:  Dudley J. Godfrey III, first vice president/financial advisor, Morgan Stanley, and Ronald J. Jensen ’74, president and CEO of Paper Pak Industries.

Godfrey_Dudley.pngDudley J. Godfrey III is first vice president and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Milwaukee. Morgan Stanley serves as a financial advisor to companies, governments and investors from around the world.  Godfrey joined the firm in 1981. He holds an MBA – Finance from UW-Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree in finance from UW-Madison. He holds the Series 7 – General Securities License and Series 63 – Uniform State Exam. Godfrey was honored by Smith Barney for 30 years of loyal service and was named to the Smith Barney President’s Council.

Jensen_Ron.jpgRonald J. Jensen ’74 has been the president and CEO of Paper Pak Industries since 2003. PPI has been a pioneer in the introduction of absorbent technologies to the global marketplace for more than 50 years and works in the food, medical and safety industries. Jensen has significant experience in devising strategy and building businesses in China, Europe, Mexico, South America and Asia and has accelerated PPI’s growth in global markets. He has driven improvements in sales and operations, along with a large expansion of new product development. He is a 1974 alumnus of MSOE and holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management.

MSOE also welcomed new Corporation members:

  • Charles P. Hoke, managing director, Standish International LLP, Mequon, Wis.
  • Jeff Koenitzer ’80, vice president, Helwig Carbon Products, Milwaukee
  • Thomas LaGuardia, vice president-marketing, Milwaukee Valve, New Berlin, Wis.
  • Craig A. Miller ’89, senior vice president, Bert Davis Consulting Services, Milwaukee
  • Michael Reader, president, Precision Plus, Elkhorn, Wis.
  • Robert Whitney, P.E., president, MacLean-Fogg Engineered Plastics Co., Mundelein, Ill.

 

About MSOE

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,700 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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Five business leaders join MSOE Board of Regents

October 24th, 2013

John J. Allen (Jack), Stephen G. Booth, Daniel J. Moceri, James C. Rahn and Neal K. Wunderlich have joined the Board of Regents at Milwaukee School of Engineering. In addition, five individuals were added as MSOE Corporation members.

JackAllen.jpgJohn J. Allen (Jack) ’80 is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Navistar International Corp. in Lisle, Ill. He was named to the position on April 16, 2013. Allen has served at Navistar for more than 30 years, and in that time, he has held numerous leadership positions in nearly every key area of the company. Most recently, Allen was president of North America Truck and Parts.  Prior to that, he was president of Navistar’s Engine Group. Allen also led global expansion efforts in China and India by establishing partnerships and joint ventures with industry leaders in those countries. Allen has also served as vice president and general manager of the company’s Parts organization and was vice president and general manager of the Blue Diamond Truck Company, a joint venture with The Ford Motor Company. His additional roles include vice president, sales, of the company’s Western Region and vice president, marketing and product development, of Navistar’s Heavy Vehicle Center. He joined the company in 1981 as a design engineer. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural and Building Construction Engineering Technology from MSOE. He also serves on the boards of Valspar Inc. and Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital.

SteveBooth.jpgStephen G. Booth is the chief operating officer and director of investment banking for Robert W. Baird & Co. in Milwaukee. Booth oversees Baird’s global corporate finance and M&A activities. He also co-manages Baird’s Equity Capital Markets Group and is a member of the board of directors and executive committee of Robert W. Baird & Co. Booth has extensive experience originating and directing M&A and equity financing transactions in a wide variety of industries. Before heading Baird’s Investment Banking Group, he previously led its Global M&A business and prior to that, its Industrials Group. Prior to joining Baird in 1994, Booth was at Kidder, Peabody & Co. in its Chicago Corporate Finance Office. Booth received his Master of Management degree, with distinction, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics, magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

DanielMoceri.jpgDaniel J. Moceri ’76 is the chief executive officer of Convergint Technologies in Schaumburg, Ill. Moceri has more than 35 years of experience in the electronic security, fire alarm and life safety, and building management systems industry. Prior to starting Convergint Technologies, Moceri was the president of Siemens Building Technologies Security Division for North America. During the span of his career, he has held positions in marketing, engineering, and executive management focused on integrated building management systems throughout the United States and Canada. Moceri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from MSOE and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University. Active in professional and civic organizations, Moceri is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security, a member of the Canada-US Business Council, an advisory board member for Techsec Solutions, and is actively involved as a board member of his local church.

JamesRahn.jpgJames C. Rahn is president of the Kern Family Foundation in Waukesha, Wis. He became president of the Kern Family Foundation in February 2008. In this role, he provides direction for expanding existing programs and establishing new programs in support of the foundation’s mission to build the future through values, education and innovation. He joined the foundation in September 2007 as the education reform program director. Before to that, he spent six years as director of the Center for Urban Teaching and assistant professor of education at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Prior to his work in higher education, he served in K-12 Lutheran schools as teacher, principal and regional school coordinator. Rahn holds a bachelor’s degree from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., and a master’s degree from Concordia University in River Forest, Ill. Rahn is affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute, Charter School Growth Fund Inc., Compass Educational Partners Inc., EAGLE South Mountain Charter Inc., EAGLE South Mountain Property Inc., Educational Enterprises Inc., Educational Enterprises Real Estate Holding Co. LLC, HOPE Christian Schools Inc., and Project Lead the Way.

NealWunderlich.jpgNeal K. Wunderlich, P.E. ’73, ’74 is president of Wunderlich-Malec Engineering in Minnetonka, Minn., a company he founded in 1982. The company provides customers with engineering, systems integration and fabrication solutions. It has grown to include more than 250 employees in offices throughout the United States and in Saudi Arabia. Wunderlich holds an associate degree in Electrical Power Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from MSOE. He also earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from UW-Milwaukee and is a registered professional engineer in 34 states.

 

 

Curt Culver, Dr. Willie D. Davis, Dr. Eckhart G. Grohmann, Scott Moon and Dr. William D. Van Dyke III return to the Board of Regents from Regents Emeriti status. Regents Allen J. Carlson ’79 and Frank M. Jaehnert are now Regents Emeriti.

New Corporation members include:

  • Bill Berrien, CEO, Invictus Enterprises, New Berlin, Wis.
  • Richard Galling ’75, president and chief operating officer, Hammes Company, Brookfield, Wis.
  • Jennifer Hansen, president, Anderson Seal Inc. (The Anderson Group), New Berlin, Wis.
  • Lauri Rollings, executive director, Plumbing Mechanical Sheet Metal Contractor’s Alliance, Milwaukee
  • Larry Schmidt, Sr., chairman and founder, Lakeland Supply Inc., Waukesha, Wis.

 

Since it was founded in 1903, MSOE has benefitted from the advice and support of volunteer leaders. Meaningful involvement is the most accurate way to describe the manner in which MSOE’s Board of Regents and Corporation members assume their responsibilities. Comprised of representatives of business, industry, government and education, the Board of Regents governs the operations and the future planning of the university.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students celebrating its 110th anniversary. MSOE offers 20 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 94% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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