The Sherrills pay it forward.

The IU Kelley School Center for Excellence in Manufacturing was created with the support of a $1 million endowed gift from Kelley alumnus Gregg Sherrill, MBA’91, and his wife, Sabine, for whom the directorship of the center is named.

An executive chairman of the board of Tenneco Inc. and past chair of the National Association of Manufacturers board, Gregg Sherrill has recognized—throughout his 40 years in the manufacturing sector—the need to adapt and change as manufacturing itself changes. The Sherrills’ gift helps manufacturers and future managers adapt to that change.

This endowment recognizes the need to help companies create manufacturing strategies that support long-term business success. We know the next generation of managers will have tremendous opportunities in the manufacturing sector, and we want to help them prepare to take advantage of those opportunities.

Gregg Sherrill, MBA’91

Mark Frohlich

Gregg and Sabine Sherrill Director of Excellence in Manufacturing, Associate Professor of Operations Management