Industrial and Manufacturing
Systems Engineering
Advisory Board
IMSE Industrial Advisory Board Members (2012-2014)
Ken Atilgan, Ph.D.

Senior Manager

Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence Information

Volkswagen Group of America

David Blanck

Senior Manager

Project and Resource Management 

Terumo Cardiovascular Systems

Jim Brachulis

Director, Performance Improvement

Oakwood Healthcare Systems

John Cole

President and COO

Parkwood Engineering Development

Dale Johnson

Chief Engineer


James Foley

Senior Principal Engineer, Vehicle Performance Development


Richard FurnessManager, Powertrain Manufacturing Department
Ford Motor Company
Ali Gunal

Manager, Continuous Improvement Unit

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

John ShutkoTechnical Leader, Human Perception
Ford Motor Company
Cameron Hill

Senior Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Chrysler LLC

Richard Leonard

Load Planner

Bob Hayes

Manager, Project Management and Controls

Hirotec America

Michael Mazur


A.T. Kearney Consulting

Gerald Polk

Manager, Energy Partnership and Service Group


Abe Salloum

Senior Vice President for Quality

Harman International, Automotive Group

Peter Swanson

Staff Engineer, Motion Control Development

FANUC Robotics America

Demet Wood, Ph.D.

Engineering Group Manager

General Motors

Lucy Young

Director, Corporate Management Services

Henry Ford Health Systems