Pete Lukszys is an educator, entrepreneur, and supply chain leader. Pete is co-founder and senior advisor of Atrility Medical, a UW-Madison spin-off that developed a product now used in pediatric ICUs to more rapidly and accurately identify arrhythmias after heart surgery. He served as founding CEO from formation of the company through FDA approval, manufacturing, launch and first sale. In 2021 the company received the honor of being named the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest winner.
Pete was formerly head of corporate supply chain management at EMD/Merck and held manufacturing management positions at Abbott Laboratories. Pete teaches at the Wisconsin School of Business and College of Engineering undergraduate, MBA, and professional development programs as senior lecturer in the Department of Operations and Information Systems. For his work providing logistics analytical support during the early stages of the COVID emergency response to the university he received the COVID Resilience Service Award. Pete holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and MBA from UW-Madison. He resides in New Glarus, Wisconsin with his wife and son.