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The Madison Group

Putting Years of Plastics Engineering Experience To Work For You

2615 Research Park Dr.
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: (608) 231-1907
Fax: (608) 231-2694

About Us

About Us


About Us

The Madison Group, incorporated in 1993, is a recognized global leader providing consulting services, technical expertise and innovative technology to the plastics industry. With multiple PhDs on staff and partnerships with cutting-edge technology and educational consortiums, The Madison Group's ability to analyze and optimize plastic parts and processes on your behalf are limited only by the data in existence today. It is our hope that by leveraging our knowledge and expertise in plastics, we will open new vistas enabling plastics enterprises to develop and move new products to market more quickly; minimize time to market costs; and provider stronger, safer products to the world.

Madison Group Team

The Madison Group Team

Antoine Rios, Ph.D.
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.
Javier Cruz, Ph.D.
Paul Gramann, Ph.D.
Erik Foltz, M.S.
Jeffrey Jansen, M.S.
Richie Anfinsen, B.S.
Jack DeSousa, B.S.
William Aquite, Ph.D.
Tom Hansen, M.S.
Melissa Kurtz, M.S.
Amy Bembenek, Office Manager

Melissa Kurtz, M.S.

Melissa's 20+ years of experience in material science and engineering are deeply rooted in product development, advanced testing, and manufacturing support. She has performed hundreds of failure analysis investigations on a wide variety of products and applications across multiple industries including, transportation, medical, and consumer. These learnings compiled over many years have revealed vulnerable areas within the product development cycle including identifying part requirements, performing material selection along with developing part validation testing. Melissa has extensive experience with supporting clients in their relationships with manufacturing partners. This support includes, but is not limited to, root cause analysis of processing issues, development of quality assurance tests, along with cost saving initiatives.

Melissa received her M.S. in Material Science and Engineering from Wayne State University and her B.S. in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She is a long-standing member of Society of Plastics Engineers and Society of Women in Engineering as well as a leader of her daughter's Girl Scout Troop.

Ms. Kurtz's Curriculum Vitae is available upon request.