Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
Direct Supply Inc. announced the opening of the Direct Supply Technology Center at MSOE. Continuing the company’s 26-year history of offering computer and software technology opportunities for interns and graduates, the Technology Center will house up to 60 Direct Supply computer engineers and technology interns.
Bob Hillis, president and CEO of Direct Supply Inc. and a member of the MSOE Board of Regents, said that the Technology Center “is an important and exciting step in the continued growth of our employee-owned company and an opportunity for our engineering interns and full-time engineers to collaborate more closely with the MSOE faculty and students on new technology and innovation.”
“Milwaukee produces remarkable engineering and IT talent, and we’re proud to open our Technology Center in the heart of the MSOE campus,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Bill Avery. “The center will be a key resource for us as we continue to develop and attract top-level IT professionals for our Milwaukee headquarters.”
The Technology Center occupies more than 9,000 square feet in the German-English Academy building on the MSOE campus.
“MSOE and Direct Supply have a long history of working together, and I am pleased to welcome them to our campus,” said Dr. Hermann Viets, MSOE president. “There are 57 MSOE alumni who work at Direct Supply, and 15 students who are interning there this year. This move further strengthens our relationship with the company.”
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Direct Supply Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of equipment, eCommerce and service solutions to the senior living profession, serving more than three million seniors. Direct Supply Inc. works for the success of its customers by providing quality products, unmatched response to customer needs and industry advocacy. Learn more at http://www.directsupply.com.
Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students. MSOE offers 18 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, building and infrastructure engineering, health-related engineering, computer, business and nursing fields. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 95% placement rate; and the highest starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.