Visiting Executive in Residence
“The challenges faced by today's students require critical thinking skills, and the ability to collaborate with their peers. These students are well connected, and have enormous amounts of data coming at them from multiple sources. Their ability to process the data into information, and then apply that information to whatever issue or problem they are addressing requires analytical and collaboration skills coupled with a willingness to step up, and step out. Change is changing fast.”
I am married with two adult children, and seven grandchildren. I hold a BME from the University of Florida, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. As an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program, I have had some teaching experience, but my career is in business. I have worked for a large corporation, International Harvester, and a small family business. I owned and operated a nuclear machine shop for ten years prior to joining Linder Industrial Machinery Corporation, where I served as CFO for two years, and then as President and CEO for 24 years until my retirement.
I enjoy golf, woodworking and travel.
Received Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, December 1969
Received Master of Business Administration, University of Pennsylvania, May 1971
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, December 1969, active duty June 1971 to September 1971, Reserves Sept 1971 to Sept. 1978