Opus College of Engineering Award Recipients
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
JOHN P. McDERMOTT, ENG '80
In his 30-plus years at Rockwell Automation, John has been focused on his customers’ success. As senior vice president of global sales and marketing, his team spans more than 80 countries and works with customers to deliver automation solutions that help them drive productivity and stay competitive in today’s marketplace.
PAUL D. WEINEWUTH, ENG '86
BILLIE JEAN SHUKLE SMITH, ENG '89
River Hills, Wis.
As dreams become realities and the innovators, designers and inventors of the world go to work, Billie Jean of Michael Best & Friedrich works with her clients to protect the things that make those ideas unique.
Young Alumnus of the Year Award
JAKE M. STEFAN, ENG '99
On any given day, Jake Stefan could be volunteering as a clown, fundraising or working as vice president of ARCO Design/Build, a national industrial construction firm. One thing ties it all together: Jake focuses on taking care of people.