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    The Panel of Judges at the Midwest Regional Competition evaluates the teams and presents FIRST Awards for design, technology, sportsmanship, gracious professionalism, commitment to FIRST, etc.  Thank you to our wonderful Judges.


    Judge Advisor

    Gary Scalzitti

    Adjunct Professor, Elmhurst College

    Retired, Grainger



    Mark Anderson

    Commercial Manager, Caterpillar Job Site Solutions


    Pat Barnes

    Program Director, Global STEM, John Deere Inc.


    Diane Cabiness

    President, Top Dog Productions


    Miten Champaneri

    Director Global Purchasing and External Manufacturing Operations, Motorola Solutions


    Mark Cruth

    Program Manager, Nielson


    Steve Florence

    Technical Services Manager, Purdue University


    Jeff Holmgren

    President, Otter Creek Environmental Services, LLC


    Don Keller

    Founder & CEO, Tri-State Industries


    Joshua Long

    Executive Director, Hammond Education Foundation


    Christine Love

    Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation


    Beverly Macrito

    Assistant Manager, Office Max/Depot


    Bruce Mahrenholz

    Director, Conformity Assessment Programs (CPO) United State and Canada


    Constance Mussa

    Assistant Professor, Rush University


    Latha Ravi

    Director Product Development, Whirlpool Corporation


    Monique Robbins

    Marketing Director, Premier Inc.


    Michael Sansone

    Senior Software Engineer, Motorola Solutions


    Michael Schaus

    Engineering Manager, Navistar


    Matthew Spenko

    Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology


    Marc Solomon

    Embedded Software Engineer IV, Northrop Grumman Corporation


    Sidnei Stifelmann

    Senior Sales and Business Development Manager, TÜV Rheinland North America


    Will Walker

    US Navy City Outreach Officer


    Alex Waterman

    Mechanical Engineer, Cloud Packaging Solutions


    Mark Yedinak

    Advanced Firmware/Software Engineer, Zebra Technologies



    Ofelia Warn

    IT Lead, Alliance Group Technologies

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