Business Advisory Committee - Spring 2012 Meeting

Wednesday, April 18, 2012: Electrification Workshop & Patterson Lecture



1:00 - 5:00 pm

Workshop: The Electrification of Transportation

  • Location: James Allen Center, Room 164 – McCormick Foundation Auditorium
  • Presentation slides posted - Click link above

Cocktails & Dinner

Location: James L. Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive

5:00 PM

Reception and Cocktails - Atrium Dining Room

6:15 PM

Dinner - Atrium Dining Room

Patterson Lecture

Location: OLC Forum, Donald P. Jacobs Center, 2001 Sherdian Rd.

7:30 PM

31st Annual William A. Patterson Transportation Lecture:

The Ford Story

Alan Mulally
President & CEO
Ford Motor Company

Thursday, April 19, 2012: BAC Meeting

Location: The Transportation Center, Chambers Hall, 600 Foster St.

Attendance List



7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast and Reception at the Transportation Center

8:00 AM

Call to Order & Opening Comments - BAC Chair Justin Zubrod presiding

8:10 AM

Welcome by Julio Ottino, Dean, McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

  • McCormick’s  Strategic  Direction:  The Great Intersection

8:20 AM

Director's Report - Hani Mahmassani - followed by discussion

8:40 AM

BAC Membership Committee Report & Discussion - led by BAC Chair 

  • New Member  Introductions

9:00 AM

Panel:   Contemporary Issues in Transportation Safety

  • Panel Moderator: Ian Savage, Associate Chair, Economics Department

  • Kathryn Reid, Research Asst. Professor, NU Dept. of Neurology

    • Overview of Issues Impacting Health and Safety within the Transportation Sector: Focus on Fatigue, Hours of Service and Rest - Presentation (PDF)

  • James Rankin, President, Air Wisconsin Airlines

  • Steven Ricci, Division Manager, Human Resources, UPS

    • Safety Issues Impacting Ground Transportation

10:15 AM


10:45 AM

Faculty Research Update: Edward Colgate, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  • Interactive Touch Screens – focusing on improved operating conditions

11:15 AM

"Unemployment...During and After the Great Recession"
  • Dale Mortensen, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Economics; Northwestern University Professor of Economics
    Presentation (PDF) 

  • BAC Member Comments on Labor Issues Facing the Transportation Industry

12:00 PM

"Dupré Logistics' Strategies to Overcoming Labor Shortages"

12:15 PM

Closing Comments and Discussion

12:25 PM

Meeting Adjournment and Introduction of the Transportation Students

12:30 PM

Buffet Luncheon with Transportation Students