Meet our Advisory Board

The Department continually seeks outside interactions with business, industries, and government through its Industrial Advisory Board. The IAB is composed of industry professionals who provide input on curriculum, potential employment for students, research opportunities for faculty, and a perspective on future challenges requiring collaboration. 

Ken Atilgan, Ph.D.
Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics
Volkswagen Group of America
 
David Blanck
System Engineering Manager
Tenneco
 
Jim Brachulis
Process Improvement Consultant
Henry Ford Hospital
 
John Cole
President and COO
Parkwood Engineering Development
 
Randy Frank
Chief Engineer, Global Virtual Verification & CAE, Digital Innovation
Ford Motor Company
 
Ali Gunal
Manager, Continuous Improvement Unit
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
 
Dale Johnson
Director of Engineering and Product Development 
ZF TRW
 
Cameron Hill
Senior Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
FCA
 

Suzhou Huang
Director, R&D, Global Analytics
Ford Motor Credit Company

Richard Leonard
Transportation Engineer
XPO Logistics
 
Gerald Polk
Manager, Energy Partnership and Service Group
Company
 
Ted Sleder
Lean Supplier Optimization Specialist
Ford Motor Company
 
John Shutko
Technical Leader, Human Perception
Ford Motor Company
 
Giovanni Gentile
Manager, Program Management Title
Hirotec America
 
Dean Stevenson
Chief Engineer, Global Design Engineering
Ford Motor Company
 
Abe Salloum
Executive, General Operations
General Electric
 
Peter Swanson
Staff Engineer, Motion Control Development
FANUC Robotics America
 
Lucy Young
Director, Corporate Management Services
Henry Ford Health Systems