Kevin Gue, who served 10 years as the Tim Cook associate professor of industrial engineering at Auburn, starts at UofL Aug. 18.

In addition to being director of LoDI, he will join the industrial engineering faculty as the Duthie Chair of Engineering Logistics.

Gue succeeds Sunderesh Heragu as LoDI director. Heragu left UofL last year for a position at Oklahoma State University.

LoDI is responsible for sustaining a high-quality research environment by facilitating interdisciplinary and applications-oriented research that benefits both the Louisville academic and business communities.

Gue has an interest in the design and control of logistics systems, especially those inside distribution centers and factories. His recent research has involved the study of the design of aisles in a warehouse and ways of improving service performance of order fulfillment systems.

John Karman, III
John Karman joined the Office of Communications and Marketing in 2014 after a 20-plus year career as a Louisville journalist. He has served as director of media relations since 2015. In that role, he answers reporters’ inquiries and is the university’s main spokesperson. John was a reporter for Business First of Louisville from 1999 to 2013. There, he won numerous awards from the Louisville chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists and American City Business Journals, parent company to Business First. John can die happy after seeing the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series, although he would also enjoy another title.