Navistar teams with University of Illinois to improve student skills

Navistar Named Newest Sponsor of Prestigious Engineering & Business Program.

Navistar, Inc. is the newest corporate affiliate of The Hoeft Technology & Management program at the University of Illinois, the university’s undergraduate minor degree bridging the College of Business with the College of Engineering.      

Navistar has appointed A. J. Cederoth, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Greg Fadler, director of fuel economy center of excellence; and Tony Stinsa, director of finance, integrated product development, to serve as co-members of The Hoeft Technology & Management Corporate Affiliate Board to whom the program looks for strategic advice and direction regarding the relevance of all program activities.

“The College of Business depends on supporters such as Navistar to energize our connection with the community,” says Larry DeBrock, dean of the College of Business. “Its support enables our programs to better engage students during this critical stage in their professional development.”

Navistar joins representatives from Abbott, BP, Boeing, Bosch, Capitol One, John Deere, Motorola and Walmart, who all currently serve on the board.

“Within the College of Engineering, we consider leadership, impact, and collaboration as key measures of excellence,” says Ilesanmi Adesida, dean of the College of Engineering. “The Hoeft T&M program helps our students develop the skills that will allow them to lead and work with others. As a leading manufacturer in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, Navistar’s innovation and expertise provides another dimension to our students’ experiences.”

“With our own roots in Illinois going back more than 165 years, Navistar is proud to join other leading businesses in our support of the University of Illinois,” Cederoth adds. “As a leader in creating the latest technology innovations in the transportation industry, we see great value in the experiences students gain through The Hoeft Technology & Management program.

About the Hoeft Technology & Management Program:

The T&M Program at Illinois bridges the gap between traditional engineering and business education by offering a unique curriculum to a select group of highly qualified undergraduates drawn from the Colleges of Engineering and Business.