MARQUETTE - Gov. John Engler today filled the third and final vacancy on the Northern Michigan University Board of Control. He appointed Ishpeming native and NMU graduate Scott L. Holman.

Holman resides in Freeland, Mich. He is owner and president of Bay Cast Technologies and Bay Cast Inc, a leading producer of large custom steel castings for the automotive tooling, machine tool, steel mill, mining and construction industries. In 1990 Holman was named Turnaround Entrepreneur of the Year at both the state and national levels by Inc. Magazine.

'We're grateful to Gov. Engler for his prompt action in filling vacancies with candidates of Scott's caliber," said NMU President William E. Vandament. "His many entrepreneurial awards and recognitions speak volumes. There's no doubt that he'll be a strong addition to our board."

Since graduating from Northern in 1965, Holman has maintained close ties to his alma mater. He served as national president of the NMU alumni association and was the 1989 recipient of the NMU Distinguished Alumni Award. Holman is also a member of the Walker L. Cisler College of Business Advisory Council.

Last year, the Scott L. Holman Case Room was dedicated in Jamrich Hall on the NMU campus. It is used primarily for College of Business seminars and classes that require a significant amount of interaction between students and instructor.

Holman replaces Richard Celello of Iron Mountain, for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2004.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director