Company developing team to recruit those with military backgrounds

Foxconn Technology Group’s plans for a massive LCD manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant are nothing if not complex. The company has set ambitious timelines to build a manufacturing campus that is the first of its kind in the United States. The project also is continuing to evolve as Foxconn tries to find a profitable way to produce display products here for the first time in decades.

Construction equipment at the site of Foxconn’s planned $10 billion LCD manufacturing campus.

Given the size, speed and complexity of the project, it may not be all that surprising Foxconn is turning to veterans of the United States military to get its operations up and running.

“I think there is no better management school than the military,” said Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn chairman Terry Gou, in an exclusive interview with BizTimes Milwaukee.

Foxconn’s first two Wisconsin employees are veterans – one a Navy pilot, the other a former Army planner. Six weeks ago, the company added a Marine who had just retired as commanding officer of a tactical fighter base and will now have responsibilities for the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.

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