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.
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
Director of Engineering and Product Development 
Ted Sleder
Lean Supplier Optimization Specialist
Ford Motor Company
Ali Gunal
Manager, Continuous Improvement Unit
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
John Shutko
Technical Leader, Human Perception
Ford Motor Company
Cameron Hill
Senior Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Chrysler LLC
Richard Leonard
Load Planner
Giovanni Gentile
Manager, Program Management Title
Hirotec America
Dean Stevenson
Chief Engineer, Global Design Engineering
Ford Motor Company
Gerald Polk
Manager, Energy Partnership and Service Group
Abe Salloum
Executive, General Operations
General Electric
Peter Swanson
Staff Engineer, Motion Control Development
FANUC Robotics America
Randy Frank
Chief Engineer, Global Virtual Verification & CAE, Digital Innovation
Ford Motor Company
Lucy Young
Director, Corporate Management Services
Henry Ford Health Systems