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John Zolan


M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Illinois Institute of Technology
B.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Illinois Institute of Technology

Program Affiliation:

Engineering Management

Personal Statement:

Professor John Zolan is a Subject Matter Expert for EGMT 581: Problems in Human Relations.  Additionally, he is a Section Leader for EGMT 501: Engineering Management I, EGMT 502: Engineering Management II, EGMT 605: R&D Management I, EGMT 607: Marketing for Engineers, and EGMT 537: Problems in Engineering Management. 

In addition to his faculty role, Professor Zolan has worked in the power generation and alternative energy industries for over thirty years, including Cummins Power Systems as Director of New Product Development, Kohler Power Systems as VP of Marketing and New Product Development, and as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for STM Power, Inc., where his focus was on launching new alternative energy technologies. As part of each senior management team, Professor Zolan has been an integral part of these company’s product development and strategic planning processes as well as company reengineering and TQM efforts. Currently, he is pursuing projects involving the conversion of waste products to ethanol or electricity in a consulting capacity.