OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
BS ’97 | Industrial Engineering
Brad Mueller is Chief Operating Officer for HealthSmart International, a consumer medical device and technology company in Waukegan, Illinois, which is the largest operating company of Briggs Healthcare. He is a graduate of UIC, where he received a BS in industrial engineering. Additionally, he holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Brad has over 25 years’ experience managing across multiple industry supply chains and P&L’s at global organizations such as UPS, Baxter Healthcare, Newell Rubbermaid, and AT&T, and has focused his career on turnaround growth and value improvement through people, process, and systems integrations. His diverse experiences include integrating sales, marketing and operations into large-scale, cross-functional cost savings, and business enhancing best practices. Brad is a frequent guest speaker and panelist for leading healthcare and supply chain consortiums and currently serves on the UIC Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Advisory Board and on the Board of Governors for Lake County Partners. He lives in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and enjoys spending time with his wife and four girls.