John Lukas is the Vice President of LDI Industries, Inc., a family owned business with approximately 250 employees split between the Manitowoc facility and another facility in Huntley, Illinois. He has served in this capacity for 15 years. He has coordinated and overseen seven different State Indentured Apprenticeship Programs at LDI for 22 years. In recognition of his commitment to technical education, he has been awarded with the Youth Apprentice Business Partner of the Year for Manitowoc County, Governor’s Exemplary Employer Award, and LTC’s Apprenticeship Medallion Award and Educational Leadership Award. Mr. Lukas is also active as a member on program advisory committees, the Lakeshore Area School to Work Consortium, and the Chambers Workforce Development Committee. He also currently serves as the past president for the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association executive committee.