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Eric Peltz, MBA/MS-IOE ‘95, appointed Member at Large Chair for the 2015-16 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Board of Directors.  CSCMP is dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With more than 8,500 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 62 countries, CSCMP members are leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.


Dan Woolson, MSE-IOE '98, named WW President, Respiratory Solutions at BD. BD is a leading medical technology company that partners with customers and stakeholders to address many of the world’s most pressing and evolving health needs.

John Bayless, MBA '04, promoted to General Manager, Mercury PLM Services in February, 2015. Mercury PLM Services is a Product Lifecycle Management consulting business within Mercury Marine. Mercury PLM Services provides PLM process and technology consulting to engineering and manufacturing firms in the aerospace, defense, off-road/agriculture, marine, consumer durables, and electronics industries.

Jon Safran, MBA '99, became President of CribMaster in January, 2015. Founded in 1992, CribMaster is dedicated to creating enterprise-wide systems that manage tools and other indirect material in the industrial workplace. It has a long reputation for providing outstanding customer service and technical support for all of its customers, no matter how large or small. 

Jeff Armfield, MBA '05 named executive director, global product strategy and development for Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products in February, 2014. Armfield previously served as the global director – engineering and product management for AxleTech International. 

Travels and family

Marco Gutierres, MBA '03, his wife, and daughter have moved from "very cold but wonderful Minnesota" to Costa Rica to be closer to their extended family.  Marco writes, "I would love to hear from any alumni in CR, that have visited CR, or that have gone through big, life-changing geographical or cultural relocations. Go Blue! and "Pura Vida" as we say down here."

Tomas Malfino, MSE-IOE '13 is back in the U.S. after an exhilarating backpacking world tour.

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