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

Volkswagen Group of America

David Blanck


Jim Brachulis

Henry Ford Hospital

John Cole

Parkwood Engineering Development Corporation

James P. Foley

Toyota Technical Center U.S.A. Inc

Randy Frank

Ford Motor Company

Giovanni Gentile

Hirotec America

Ali Gunal, Manager

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Cameron Hill

Chrysler LLC

Suzhou Huang

Ford Motor Company

Dale Johnson


Richard Leonard

XPO Logistics

Gerald Polk


Abe Salloum

General Electric

John Shutko

Ford Motor Company

Ted Sleder

Ford Motor Company

Dean Stevenson

Ford Motor Company

Peter Swanson

FANUC Robotics America

Lucy Young

Henry Ford Health System