Industrial Advisory Board


The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is a volunteer staff of engineering graduates and industry professionals who desire to work in a pro-active fashion for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Marquette University. 


The main mission is to provide the department and university with a sounding board to industry, one of the department's constituencies. This sounding board is actually a two-way communication link. The IAB provides the department with an assessment of the curriculum, both existing and proposed, while actively providing the department with a sketch of what is going on in industry, including trends and needs. It also provides an assessment of the quality of Marquette's product, namely its students. The board also fosters truly cooperative activities between industry and Marquette. Finally, it sponsors the department's Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Junior Student Awards.


The IAB meets with the department chair and faculty on a formal basis two times per year, once in the fall and once in the spring. At the end of the spring semester, the IAB chairperson submits a short summary report of the IAB's opinion of the State of the Department. IAB voluntary dues help support the Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Junior Student Awards.


Those interested in getting involved with the IAB should contact Jill Schuettner, Office Associate, at

Mr. Scott Anderson
Power Tools
Milwaukee Tool

Mr. Richard T. Bernardi
Engineering Management Consultant 

Mrs. Erin Berry
Principal Dynamics Engineer
Collins Aerospace

Mr. Andy Black
Product Director
HUSCO International Inc.

Mrs. Gretchen Borden
Chief Engineer
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

Mrs. Jessica Bourrage
Director of Engineering
Briggs & Stratton, LLC

Mr. Michael Bubolz, Dipl. Ing.
Metallurgist – Induction Process
Engineering Center (IPEC) Manager
Radyne Corporation

Mr. Brian Carter, PMP
Technology Planning Leader
GE Healthcare

Mr. Paul C. Check
Chief Engineer
LMG Presses

Mr. Joseph Colwell
Engineering Fellow
Komatsu Mining Corp. Group

Mr. Robb Dennert
Sr.Director of Engineering,
REV Group

Mr. Andrew P. Dretzka
Principal Engineer/Proj Manager

Mr. Charles Engel
Director of Strategic Development
Engel Tool and Forge

Mr. Robert P. Fettig
President - CEO
Tankcraft Corporation

Mr. Michael Gerner
Account Manager

Mr. Jeffrey P. Gilmore, P.E.
Vice President of Sales 
Wenthe-Davidson Engineering Co.

Dr. Timothy Hunter, P.E.
President, Structural Analysis
Wolf Star Technologies LLC 

Mr. Aaron Jerabek
Program Manger
Johnson Controls

Mr. Adam Kimmel
Sr. Manger Business Development
Koura Global 

Mr. Jason Kwacz
Associate Director - Engineering Water Technology
Kohler Company

Mr. Pat Masterson
Vice President
HUSCO International

Mr. Chuck McGrady
Rexnord FlatTop North America

Mr. John M. Neary
Director of Engineering
Paper Machinery Corporation

Dr. Gary J. Novak, P.E.
Senior Consultant
Engineering Systems Inc.

Mr. Brian Quincey
Director of Hardware Product Lifecycle
Johnson Controls, Inc

Mr. Robert J. Quinn

Mr. Michael Ribbich, LEED AP
Branch Manager

Mr. Sean Ryan
Project Manager
Snap-On Tools 

Mr. Oliver C. Sams IV
Project Engineer
Alto-Shaam Inc.

Mr. Alan Suva
Manager & Lead Architect
Brady Corporation

Mr. Scott Town

Mr. Tom Walczak
Chief Technical Officer
Green Star Marine LLC

Mr. Andrew Weber
Sr. Manager, Systems Engineering
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Mr. Craig Zoberis
Fusion OEM