The purpose of the Industrial Advisory Board linked to the Erdman Center is to provide recommendations and advice on matters vital to the Center's activities. Specifically, the Board serves as an external partner of the Center by monitoring industry trends and changes that may have important implications for the Center and the OTM program. The Board also provides opportunities for plant visits and internships, and its members serve as mentors for OTM students during their time in the program.

Executive Advisory Board
Academic Advisory Board

Executive Advisory Board

Judith L. BenhamFormer Chair Of the Board of DirectorsAmerican Chemical Society
Gene BergPresidentAustin-Westran
Christopher BernauerSenior Director, Sales OperationsHarley-Davidson, Inc.
James BrummondRegional Director – Gas and Hydro GenerationAlliant Energy
David CohnDirectorDeloitte
Rod CopesPresident and OwnerCopes Consulting Company
Steve CretneyCIO and Vice PresidentColony Brands, Inc.
David CzerniejewskiVP, North America DistributionCase New Holland
Brian GrabowskiDirector of Account RelationshipsKPMG Advisory Services
Mike JohnstoneVice President of OperationsStoughton Trailers, LLC
Jon LeverenceAmericas CIO & Lean Leader, Global IT & Process ExcellenceGE Healthcare
Tom MartoranaSenior Vice President, Customer Service-Customer OperationsCUNA Mutual Group
Keith MaurerSenior Director Finance, Strategy 2016SC Johnson
Ann OlsonSVP Operational ImprovementQBE Insurance
Troy VellingaVice President, Continuous ImprovementW.W. Grainger, Inc.

Academic Advisory Board

Jonathan (Jon) EckhardtAssociate ProfessorWisconsin School of BusinessBiography
Mark FinsterAssociate ProfessorWisconsin School of BusinessBiography
Ananth KrishnamurthyAssociate Professor of Industrial & Systems EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonBiography
James MorrisProfessor of BusinessWisconsin School of BusinessBiography
Raj VeeramaniProfessor of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonBiography
Urban WemmerlövExecutive Director, Erdman CenterWisconsin School of BusinessBiography