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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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Graduate Assistants

Dan Brown

Daniel Brown

MBA 2008

Daniel Brown graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003. After working for at Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington Nuclear Generating Station for two years, he came to Krannert to pursue his MBA. Daniel is currently president of the Krannert Graduate Society of Black Managers. Daniel will be embarking on his post-Krannert career at KeyBanc Capital Markets where he has accepted the position of associate.

  

Lukas Morawski

Lukas C. Morawski

MBA 2009

Lukas Morawski is concentrating his studies at Krannert in the function areas of Operations and Strategy while working towards a Manufacturing and Technology Management (MTM) Option. Lukas received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. During his undergraduate education Lukas worked for a local design firm as a Design Engineer building and analyzing finite element models for the aerospace industry. Lukas then went on to work for American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) in Michigan. Lukas initially worked as a Project Engineer in one of AAM’s forging facilities. While at the forging facility Lukas worked on automating forging presses and process improvements throughout the plant. Prior to coming to Krannert, Lukas was a Production Supervisor at one of AAM’s component and assembly plants in Detroit. In this position Lukas managed a component machining and heat treat operation. He was responsible for achieving production goals while ensuring the safety of all associates and maintaining product quality. At Krannert, Lukas is involved in the Krannert Operations Club as a first-year representative and is also involved in the Krannert Management Volunteer Program.

 

Mark Vymyslicky

Mark Vymyslicky

MBA 2008

Mark is a 2004 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Prior to arriving at Krannert, Mark held a variety of technical
positions with companies such as John Deere, Magnet-Schultz of America, and the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant chain. Since returning to school, Mark has concentrated his coursework in the areas of operations and finance. During the summer of 2007, Mark had the opportunity to experience corporate financial functions firsthand by completing an internship with Kohl’s Department Stores outside of Milwaukee, WI.

Outside of school, Mark is an accomplished violinist. He has performed with groups such as the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, the Prairie Ensemble, and the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra

 

Rho Cauley

Rho Cauley

MBA 2009

Rho Cauley is concentrating her studies at Krannert in the areas of Operations and Finance. Rho graduated from Purdue University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering. After graduation Rho went to work for Northrop Grumman’s Unmanned Systems Division in San Diego, California where she was a part of the Global Hawk Program. Rho has held a number of positions with Northrop Grumman including engineer, project manager, and integration program manager. Rho has been honored by the San Fernando Valley Engineer’s Council four times for her work on successful teams.

Outside of the classroom Rho participates in the Society of Women Engineers, and has served as a mentor to High School Students who intend to have careers in engineering.

 

Roman Kita

Roman Kita

MBA 2009

Roman Kita is concentrating his studies at Krannert in the areas of Supply Chain, Operations and Information Technology. Roman received his Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After completing the program in 2000, Roman worked as a Business Analyst at Vesuvius Group, a manufacturer of refractory ceramics, in Brussels, Belgium. Roman spent the majority of his professional career implementing an ERP software solution for Vesuvius. He was a part of an international team which successfully launched the software in over fifteen locations in six countries. Outside of professional experience and academics, Roman has served in Chicago’s Polish community helping recent immigrants during their acclimation process.

 

Bin Xu

Bin (Odien) Xu

MBA 2008
DCMME - First Year Graduate Assistant

Bin (Odien) Xu graduated from Shanghai University, China in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Polymer Engineering and Sciences. Since graduation from university, Odien then worked as several different positions with Techfields Biochem from research engineer to product manager. He continued with Techfields until 2005, was promoted twice, and finished as a Product Manager.

Odien began his preparation for an American MBA and American life by moving to Canada in 2005. At Krannert he is pursuing a focus on Operations and Marketing.