Direct Supply Inc. opened the
Direct Supply Technology Center at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).
Continuing the company’s 26-year history of offering computer and software
technology opportunities for interns and graduates, the technology center will
house up to 60 Direct Supply computer engineers and technology interns.

Bob Hillis, president and CEO of Direct Supply Inc. and a member of the MSOE
Board of Regents, said that the technology center "is an important and exciting
step in the continued growth of our employee-owned company and an opportunity
for our engineering interns and full-time engineers to collaborate more closely
with the MSOE faculty and students on new technology and innovation."

“Milwaukee produces remarkable engineering and IT talent, and we’re proud to
open our Technology Center in the heart of the MSOE campus,” said Executive Vice
President and Chief Information Officer Bill Avery. “The center will be a key
resource for us as we continue to develop and attract top-level IT professionals
for our Milwaukee headquarters.”

“MSOE and Direct Supply have a long
history of working together, and I am pleased to welcome them to our campus,”
said Dr. Hermann Viets, MSOE president. “There are 57 MSOE alumni who work at
Direct Supply, and 15 students who are interning there this year. This move
further strengthens our relationship with the company.”