Industrial Advisory Board

SE Industrial Advisory Board

SE Industrial Advisory Board, l–r: Mick Heberlein, John Garske, John Fenn, John Matonich, Steve Szyszkoski, Rick Blom, Terry Lueschow (not pictured:  Kerry Christopher, Benjamin Feldhausen, Jan Fokens, Joseph Foster, Joseph Lett, Rick VanGoethem).

The Surveying Engineering Industrial Advisory Board for the School of Technology provides valuable guidance and information related to current practices and emerging trends in the industries where our graduates work. Advisory board members come from a wide variety of industries and bring with them a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. This wealth of knowledge is used to keep our curriculum current and help us make sure that we are preparing our students for the challenges of the global workplace.

The board generally meets each semester and the members participate in Senior Project presentations as evaluators, meet with students to get feedback on their experiences, and provide general advice and mentoring.

We are very appreciative of the efforts of our board members and the benefits they provide to our students and the entire School of Technology.

SE Board Members

Rick M. Blom, LS

Survey Manager

Sambatek, Inc.

12800 Whitewater Drive, Suite 300, Minnetonka, MN 55343


Kerry D. Christopher


SimWright, Inc.

2053 Fountain Professional Ct., Suite A, Navarre, FL 32566


Benjamin M. Feldhausen, PS, PE

Transportation Engineer

State of Michigan—Dept. of Transportation

703 Marquette Avenue, Crystal Falls, MI 49920


John R. Fenn, PS

President (retired)

Fenn & Associates, Inc.

13288 Lillian Lane, Sterling Heights, MI 48313


Jan S. Fokens, PS


Fokens Enterprises, Inc.

318 North Fancher Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858


Joseph A. Foster, PS

Professional Surveyor

Crampton Surveying, Inc.

52310 Duncan Avenue, Hwy M-26, PO Box 206, Hubbell, MI 49934


John R. Garske, PS

President (retired)

Coleman Engineering Company

E4319 Nylund Road, Ironwood, MI 49938


Michael J. Heberlein, PLS, PS, CFedS

Geodetic Surveyor

Wisconsin DOT, Office of Surveying & Mapping

3502 Kinsman Blvd., Madison, WI 53704-2549


Joseph W. Lett, Jr., PLS

Registered Land Surveyor

Integrys Energy Group, Inc.

700 North Adams Street, PO Box 19001, Green Bay, WI  54307-9001


Terrance J. Lueschow, PLS

Technical Sales Specialist

Seiler Instrument & Manufacturing Co.

605 North 8th Street, Suite 522, Sheboygan, WI 53081


John D. Matonich, Jr., PS


Rowe Professional Services Company

PO Box 3748, Flint, MI 48502


Stephan J. Szyszkoski, PS

U.P. Land Survey Unit Manager

Office of Land and Facilities, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

25155 S. Klingville Road, Chassell, MI 49916


Rick A. VanGoethem, PLS


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Civil Engineering Technology

2740 W. Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54307-9042