New MSOE regents elected to support school’s AI, computational science initiatives

Five Milwaukee-area executives join board

A rendering of MSOE's computational science facility from the north on Milwaukee Street. (Rendering: Uihlein/Wilson — Ramlow/Stein Architects)

Five Milwaukee area executives have been elected to the Milwaukee School of Engineering Board of Regents as the school continues to develop its computational science and artificial intelligence programs.

The new regents include:

  • Karl Gouverneur, vice president of digital workplace, corporate solutions and head of digital innovation at Northwestern Mutual.
  • Don Schlidt, president and CEO of Waukesha-based Dedicated Computing LLC
  • Kevin Zaba, group executive and president of PMC platform at Rexnord Corp.
  • James Griffin, CEO and owner of Sussex-based The Angelus Corp.
  • ­­­­Tom Glaister, retired president and chief operating officer of Mequon-based Charter Manufacturing


The board of regents, which includes representatives of business, industry, government and education, governs the operations and the future planning of the university.

Construction is currently underway on MSOE’s new Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall, a 64,000-square-foot facility in the center of campus that will house the school’s new computer science degree program. The building will be outfitted with a GPU-accelerated supercomputer that will be used by students and companies, as well as designated office spaces for corporate partnerships.

In addition to the new regents, the school announced that John Cain, CEO and chairman of the board of Illinois-based Scot Forge company; and Thomas Hauske Jr., executive chairman of Marshall Street Capital, returned to the board of regents from emeritus status.

New MSOE Corporation advisory board members include: Scott Allan, president of The Angelus Corporation; Matt Bertsch of vice president of engineering, cordless power tools at Milwaukee Tool; Tim Chambers, president of business solutions at Snap-on Tool; Ron Hahn, president of Scot Forge; Seth Patin, owner of Brookfield-based Accelogix; Larry Rocole, vice president of JP Cullen’s Milwaukee division; and Tim Schneider, vice president of J.F. Ahern.

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