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.
John 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.
Stephen 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.
Daniel 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.
James 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.
Neal 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.