Gerald L. Lynch
Jerry Lynch became interim dean of the Krannert School of Management on July 1, 2010. Dean Lynch is no stranger to the Krannert School or to administrative roles in the school. He joined the Krannert faculty as a visitor in 1982 and became a member of the full-time faculty in 1984. He served as associate dean of the German International Graduate School of Management and Administration (GISMA), Krannert’s international outreach MBA program in Hannover, Germany, from1999-2001. He was associate dean for programs and student services from 2001-06 before becoming academic director of master’s and executive education programs in 2006, a position he held until his selection as interim dean.
Ph.D., Management Science, Columbia University M.S., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Professor Kalwani is the Marketing Area Coordinator and School of Management Department Head at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.
Dr. Ananth Iyer
Professor Iyer was named Purdue University Faculty Scholar in 1999. His teaching and research interests are operations management and logistics. Professor Iyer’s research currently focuses on analysis of the impact of promotions on logistics systems in the grocery industry, and analysis of the impact of competitors on operational management models. Other topics of study include inventory management in the fashion industry, effect of supplier contracts, and use of data sets in operations management model building.
Dr. J. George Shanthikumar
J.George Shanthikumar has joined the Krannert School as the Richard E. Dauch Chair in Manufacturing and Operations Management. Shanthikumar comes to Purdue from the University of California, Berkeley, where he held dual appointments as a professor of industrial engineering and operations research in the Haas School of Business and the College of Engineering. He also served as chair of UC Berkeley’s Management Science Group from 1989 to 1992.
Patricia Polastri is a PhD Candidate in Technology Management at Indiana State University. She is the holder of an MBA from the University of Central Missouri. Currently she is an adjunct faculty member of Indiana State University teaching classes for the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology Management.
Born and raised in central Indiana. Graduated from Purdue University in 1978 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, and a minor in Economics. Interned with John Deere Harvester Works in 1977, started to work full time at John Deere in May 1978 as a Manufacturing Engineer. Received Master’s in Business Administration in 1985 from University of Iowa. Progressed through several Engineering and Manufacturing assignments, and then transferred to Corporate as Regional Manager in International Purchasing; travelled extensively in Europe, South America, and Asia, and had responsibility for International Purchasing Offi ce in Seoul Korea. Transferred to John Deere Davenport Works (Construction Equipment Division) as Manager of Strategic Supply Management in 1993.
Matthus (Matt) W. Joshua
Matthus (Matt) W. Joshua was appointed Executive Director and Global Lead Electrical Systems, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, effective August 1, 2010. In this position, Joshua oversees GM’s global spend related to vehicle electrical components and systems and is responsible for the GM Supplier Diversity Program.
Dr. Richard C. Sussman (Dick) is General Manager of ArcelorMittal Steel, North America Research and Development. Before coming to the company in July 2005, he was president of his own consulting company for steel technology and innovation consultation to manufacturing companies.
James L. (JB) Brown
In its 4th generation, JB Brown is president of Bremen Castings, Inc. – a family owned and operated foundry and machining facility. JB is passionate about the metal casting industry and an expert in the industry. A frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and other industrial magazines, he has established Core Values for BCI and its team members. Known for his innovative ways, he has structured his company to be the complete manufacturing facility – able compete w orldwide by investing in state of the art equipment and people.
Scott is responsible for Genpact’s Americas operations which include North, Central and South America. For the US market, this includes formulating the right onshore and nearshore strategy that will capitalize on the business needs of our customers in this market. This responsibility includes building a delivery model that optimizes our onshore and nearshore delivery capability across sites. For Latin America, he is responsible for expanding our delivery capabilities and growing Genpact’s business within the region. He is responsible for working with the Industry Business Leaders across Genpact to grow existing relationships and assess expansion prospects as we increase our Americas presence.