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College welcomes Thomas Gruenwald as new trustee

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J. Thomas Gruenwald, a corporate strategist and former Tellabs executive, has joined North Central’s Board of Trustees. Gruenwald has more than two decades experience in technical and executive leadership, including serving as executive vice president of corporate strategy and chief technology officer of Tellabs, Inc. During his 16-year tenure with Tellabs, Gruenwald served as executive vice president of broadband networking products and senior vice president of operations for Tellabs International, where he was responsible for Tellabs’ international product strategy, product marketing, and research and development. Gruenwald is presently managing director of The Global Sentry Group, LLC, a strategic advisory and turnaround firm advising small and mid-sized corporations. Additionally, he is a lecturer at Purdue University, where he is active in nuclear physics research.