This fall, the School of Business and Economics is pleased to welcome a new member to the Dean’s Advisory Council, Michael A. Pulick Jr.
Michael Pulick graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He later received a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Chicago.
Pulick spent the first twelve years of his career at General Electric (GE), spending time in a number of divisions which included: Appliances, Medical Systems, Motors, and Industrial Systems. He also completed GE’s Manufacturing Management Program.
Pulick joined W.W. Grainger, Inc., North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products in 1999. In his time at Grainger, Pulick held a number of roles with increased responsibility including Vice President, Product Management; Senior Vice President of Customer Service; President Grainger U.S.; and President, Grainger International.
In 2015, Pulick joined Warburg Pincus as an Advisor for the Industrial and Business Service sector. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Harvery Tool, TriMark, and Wencor Group.
Previously, Pulick served as a member of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Board of Trustees and board member for Junior Achievement of Chicago.
Please join us in the School of Business and Economics on September 19, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in AOB 117 to network with finance students & faculty. Additionally, you can learn about finance course offerings, career opportunities, the Applied Portfolio Management Program, Chartered Financial Analyst Program and the Finance Club.
The MIS Alumni Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that created and funded by Alumni of the MIS program within the School of Business and Economics. The criteria for selection is the following: an MIS major (or dual major) with a strong academic standing, a demonstrated commitment to the MIS degree program, and professional communication skills.
Two scholarships are awarded annually; one to a sophomore and one to a junior. The 2017-2018 recipients are sophomore Mackenzie Pirie, and junior Thomas Strome. Congratulations to both awardees!
Join us in welcoming our newest faculty member to the School of Business and Economics, Dr. Ulrich Schmelzle. Shmelzle earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He also holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a bachelor degree (equiv.) in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Prior to returning to academia, he held different managerial positions in supply management, manufacturing, and logistics planning. With more than 18 years of industry experience, he has worked as a consultant, entrepreneur, and senior manager primarily in the semiconductor and aerospace industries. Schmelzle’s research focuses on managerial decision-making promoting efficiency and innovativeness. He is particularly interested in how operations and supply chain management can enhance the innovation performance of the organization.
Ulrich regularly presents new research at national conferences from organizations such as the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) or the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and has published in peer-reviewed academic journals and conference proceedings.