Position title: Program Director
Jon Wellik is the Program Director for the Maintenance and Reliability Management and Technical Leadership professional development programs, offered by Interdisciplinary Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Jon has more than 30 years of food and beverage field manufacturing experience, including plant startup operations at Frito-Lay where he was recipient of two national quality awards, the second as Plant Manager. Other companies include Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, Dairy Farmers of America, Morgan Foods, and Ab E Manufacturing, in roles as first line Supervisor, Plant Manager (3), Director in Continuous Improvement (2), VP Operations, and President/CEO. His career of varied experiences fostered multiple company transformations by way of strategic deployment, product and equipment innovation, and curriculum development and deployment.
Jon's education includes a BS in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University and an Executive MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Master Trainer in Continuous Improvement and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Jon is a volunteer with RSVP-Madison and enjoys yoga, golf, and travel.