Three University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Business alumni and emeritus faculty will be honored by the College of Business Alumni Association for their outstanding contributions to the community during a dinner Feb. 16 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wis.
Honorees include Jere Dhein (BBA ’72, MBA ‘80), CEO of Tosca Ltd., in Green Bay; Robert Golz (BBA ’77), vice president of finance for Kundinger Fluid Power in Neenah; and Dr. D. Brent Bandy, operations management emeritus professor.
“These honorees are perfect examples of what the University represents,” said Craig Meyer, a College of Business Alumni Assocation member. “They excel in their respective professions and they are strong supporters of community projects. The outstanding alumni are at the pinnacles of their careers and the outstanding faculty member has proven success as an educator, researcher and advisor to students.”
Dhein has served as the chief executive officer of Tosca Ltd., for 17 years. Headquartered in Green Bay, Tosca owns, rents and manages dedicated pools of returnable containers for closed-loop systems. Dhein, along with his business partner John Frey, built Tosca from one small plant in Green Bay to an organization in seven states employing 150 people. Dhein has also been very involved in the community, having served on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club from 1984-2004 and receiving their Medallion Award in 2006. He was the recipient of Service to Youth awards in 1994 and 2001, Board Member of the Year in 2002, Golden Eagle recipient in 2004 and was unanimously voted to be one of the club’s nine director emeriti.
Prior to joining Kundinger Fluid Power as the vice president of finance in 1998, Golz served 25 years in the banking industry, achieving the position of vice president of commercial lending for Bank One. In his current role, Golz is responsible for the leadership and management of finance, human resources and accounting functions. Golz has been a Neenah Rotary Club member for more than 15 years. He served as president of the organization from 1997-1998 and was also named a Paul Harris Fellow. In 1994, Golz and his brother, Steve, created the Al Golz Memorial Golf Classic Scholarship Fundraiser in honor of their father and his legacy. Over a 10-year period, they have awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to high school students in the Fox Valley region. At UW Oshkosh, Golz received the first Finance Executives International Outstanding Senior Finance Student Award and was a founding member of the Finance Club.
Dr. D. Brent Bandy came to UW Oshkosh in the fall of 1984 to teach management information systems. Prior to joining the faculty, Bandy had a 16-year career with Standard Oil Company as operations research analyst and consultant to various units within the company. His strengths were his versatility in teaching, as well as his moral character, professionalism and dedication to students.