External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board for the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering 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 department.

Group Photo L-R: Joseph Lucey, Brian Hartwig, Dustin Lindstrom, Tyler Botbyl, and John Kolacz.

MMET Board Members

Matthew J. Barens

Global Quality Manager

Perlick Corporation

Milwaukee, WI

Term end date: May 2026

Jason M. Biehl

Senior Process Engineer, Global Propulsion Systems

General Motors

Warren, MI

Term end date: May 2026

Tyler J. Botbyl

Senior Operations Engineer, Hot Mill

Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.

Burns Harbor, IN

Term end date: May 2026

Brian Hartwig

Director, Application Engineering & Development Lab

Kohler—Engines

New Holstein, WI

Term end date: May 2024

Leanne R. Jensen

Associate Technical Fellow
Human Factors -- Airplane Level Engineering Integration

The Boeing Company

Everett, WA

Term end date: May 2026

John A. Kolacz

Manufacturing Engineer, Fire Suppression Products

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Marinette, WI

Term end date: May 2025

Dustin S. Lindstrom

Application Engineer Technical Specialist

Cummins, Inc.

Shoreview, MN

Term end date: May 2023

Joseph G. Lucey

Engineering Manager

Aero-Stream, LLC

Hartland, WI

Term end date: May 2024

Steven P. Onsager

Equipment and Process Consultant

Thermal Insite, LLC

North Prairie, WI

Term end date: May 2023

Clayton W. Webber

Chief Operating Officer

Components Express, Inc.

Woodridge, IL

Term end date: May 2024

John C. Westman

Project Engineer

Pettibone Traverse Lift, LLC

Baraga, MI

Term end date: May 2025