MSOE’s Leadership


Dr. John Y. Walz President

Dr. John Y. Walz
President



MSOE is under the guidance and leadership of Dr. John Y. Walz, who began his term as the university’s fifth president on July 1, 2016.

Walz earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University. After six years as a process support engineer for Shell Oil Company, Walz left to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 and returned to Tulane as an assistant professor. In 1997, Walz joined Yale University’s faculty as an associate professor of chemical engineering and in 2002 he became the department’s chairman. In 2005 he became professor and head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech and in 2012 Walz became dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

“I strongly believe in the MSOE mission – preparing students for exceptional careers as leaders and entrepreneurs. The success of the university in fulfilling this mission is remarkable, and there is no doubt that as our society becomes more advanced, MSOE’s importance and global impact will expand.”

Walz has received honors and awards from the universities where he has taught as well as from the National Science Foundation, who awarded him a Research Initiation Award in 1993 and a Faculty Early Career Development Award in 1997. In 2010, Virginia Tech recognized the Chemical Engineering Department’s achievements, chaired by Walz, with an Exemplary Department Award. Walz is past-chair of the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry (2011). He and his wife Moira have three daughters: Megan, Bridget and Emily.

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MSOE Board of Regents

The relationship between industry and the university is a hallmark of MSOE. Comprised of representatives of business, industry, government and education, the Board of Regents governs the operations and the future planning of the university through a series of standing committees.

Chairman

Dr. Scott Moon
Chairman and CEO
DLSM Inc.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Board Members


Robert Arzbaecher
Retired President and CEO
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Actuant
Butler, Wis.

Todd A. Adams
CEO, President and Director
Rexnord Corp.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. G. Woodrow Adkins
Chairman, CEO and Owner
Adkins Holdings LLC/
Managing Director
FCF Partners, LP
Milwaukee, Wis.

John J. (Jack) Allen ’80
Chairman
American Intermodal Container Mfg.
Lisle, Ill.

Dr. Michael J. Barber ’82
President and CEO
Molecular Imaging and Computed Tomography
GE Healthcare
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. Jack M. Blank
Retired President
The Falk Corp.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Steven G. Booth
CEO
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. J. Michael Borden
President and CEO
Hufcor Inc.
Janesville, Wis.

Kendall G. Breunig ’79
Principal
Sunset Investors
Franklin, Wis.

John L. Cain
President and CEO
Scot Forge
Spring Grove, Ill.

Allen J. Carlson ’79
Retired President and CEO
Sun Hydraulics
Sarasota, Fla.

Bernard A. Cohen, Ph.D. ’71
Founder and President
Neurological Monitoring Associates
Milwaukee, Wis.

Brian W. Cooke
Group Vice President – Power Solutions
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. Michael J. Cudahy
President and Owner
The Endeavors Group LLC
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. Dwight D. Diercks ’90
Senior Vice President
Software Engineering
NVIDIA
Santa Clara, Calif.

Dr. Susan Feith
Vice Chairman
Mead Witter Foundation Inc.
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.


Kevin Fletcher
President
WEC Energy Group – Wisconsin Segment
Milwaukee, Wis.

Richard G. Galling ’75
Retired President and COO
Hammes Co.
Brookfield, Wis.

Dudley J. Godfrey III
First Vice President
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. Eckhart G. Grohmann
Former Chairman and President
Aluminum Casting & Engineering Co.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Thomas J. Hauske Jr.
Vice Chairman
Everett Smith Group Ltd.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. Robert J. Hillis
President and CEO
Direct Supply Inc.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Michael E. Hora
Former Vice President
A.T. Kearney
New York, N.Y.

Ronald J. Jensen ’74
President and CEO
Paper Pak Industries
La Verne, Calif.

Dr. Robert D. Kern
Retired Chairman
Generac Power Systems
Waukesha, Wis.

Paul B. Luber
CEO and Co-owner
Jor-Mac
Grafton, Wis.
CEO, SuperSteel Products Corp.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. Carl R. Marschke, P.E.
President
Innomation Inc.
Phillips, Wis.

Dr. John A. Mellowes
Retired Chairman and CEO
Charter Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Mequon, Wis.

Daniel J. Moceri ’76
Co-founder and Executive Chairman
Convergint Technologies
Schaumberg, Ill.

Trent Nevill
Vice President, President Asia Pacific
Johnson Controls
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. James C. Rahn
President
Kern Family Foundation
Waukesha, Wis.

Agustin A. Ramirez
Executive Chairman
Husco International
Waukesha, Wis.


Dr. Kathy Ruehlow ’72
President
Ruehlow Family Foundation
Oconomowoc, Wis.

Dr. Alan J. Ruud ’69, P.E.
Chairman
DeltaHawk Engines Inc.
Austin, Texas

John L. Schliesmann
Attorney, Shareholder
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Milwaukee, Wis.

David A. Selby ’79, ’00
Senior Vice President
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. John S. Shiely
Retired Chairman and CEO
Briggs & Stratton Corp.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. Gary A. Stimac ’73
Compaq Founder, and
Retired Senior Vice President and General Manager
Systems Division
Montgomery, Texas

Dr. Dawn A. Tabat
Executive Vice President of Community and External Relations
Generac Power Systems
Waukesha, Wis.

Alfred J. Tector, M.D.
Retired CEO
Midwest Heart Surgery Institute
Medical Director of Transplant Programs
St. Luke’s Medical Center
Milwaukee, Wis.

Mark Train
Retired President and CEO
Jason Inc.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. David V. Uihlein Jr.
President
Uihlein-Wilson Architects
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. Robert E. Vieau ’69
President and Owner
Vieau and Company
Montgomery, Texas

Hermann Viets, Ph.D.
President Emeritus
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Wickford, R.I.

Gary J. Vroman ’91
Trustee
Ladish Co. Foundation
Cudahy, Wis.

Robert A. Wagner ’64
Chairman and CEO
R & B Wagner Inc.
Butler, Wis.

Dr. James B. Wigdale
Former Chairman
Marshall & Ilsley Corp.
Milwaukee, Wis.

Neal K. Wunderlich ’74, P.E.
President
Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Eden Prairie, Minn.