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Krannert Alumnus Receives Honorary Engineering Doctorate

Robert E. Gadomski

Robert E. Gadomski, MSIA '70, a member of the Krannert Dean's Advisory Council, received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Purdue Schools of Engineering on May 12.  Gadomski is executive vice president of the gases and equipment group of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., an international supplier of industrial gases and related equipment and selected chemicals, located in Allentown, Pa.

Gadomski has been a leader in establishing Air Product  and Chemicals as an international business. He has been successful in identifying areas of new business development, and he has implemented new initiatives in several strategic business areas that have increased efficiency. He has spearheaded development of production processes that have brought new and high-quality chemical products to market.

He was named Purdue Outstanding Chemical Engineer in 1990, received a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in 1992, and the Krannert School of Management Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1988. He has been a member of the Krannert School's Dean's Advisory Council since fall 1998


Krannert News . . .

Wall Street Journal Poll Ranks Krannert No. 6

New Krannert Classroom Equipment Makes World Seem Small

Griffin Takes Burton Morgan Competition's Top Prize

Smaller PDA's Get Bigger for MBA's

Multicultural Understanding Leads to Better Business

Hundley, Rau Receive Young Faculty Scholar Awards

Schwarz Wins National Manufacturing Organization Award

Amaldoss Wins Frank M. Bass Award

Grovak Wins Outstanding Advisor Award 

CIBER Gets New Director, Managing Director


2001 Honeywell Manufacturing Management Excellence in Teaching Awards

EMC Exec Visits Krannert
EMC Executive Chairman - Mike RuettgersOn April 23, Krannert Operations Club officers hosted EMC Executive Chairman Mike Ruettgers, who spent the day at the Krannert School networking with students, staff, and faculty. During a presentation, Mr. Ruettgers shared his insights and thoughts on business to more than 100 MBA students, including some watching from the German International Graduate School of Management and Administration (GISMA) via videoconference. Ruettgers came on the invitation of Jose Capito, MBA '01, who performed an internship at EMC Center for Business Excellence.
Appointments and Promotions
Maqbool Dada, associate professor of management, and Gerald L. Lynch, associate professor of economics and associate dean for programs and student services, have been promoted to full professor . . . Janet S. Netz, assistant professor of economics, and Susan G. Watts, assistant professor of management, have been promoted to associate professor . . .  Gregory S. Hundley, associate professor of management, is the new director of the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and has been granted tenure . . . Elaine M. Mosakowski, associate professor of management, has been granted tenure . . .  James A. Papke, professor of economics, has retired  . . . John J. McConnell, Emanuel T. Weiler Distinguished Professor of Management, is the new academic director for the professional master's programs.
CEER Hires Assistant Director

The Center for E-Business Education and Research (CEER) recently hired John Burr, MSIA '91, as its new assistant director.

Prior to coming to Krannert, Burr worked at DuPont in various marketing positions, eventually serving as business director for IntegriS, a new service business within DuPont. As business director he spearheaded the development and implementation of IntegriS while incorporating today's available e-technologies.

In addition to his Krannert MSIA, Burr holds a BS in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue.

As assistant director for CEER, Burr is responsible for content development for e-business coursework, interacting with corporate partners, marketing the center, and coordinating communication among other e-business centers and areas at Purdue to minimize overlap and maximize efficiency in their overall operations.

"It's exciting to be back at Krannert in a field that is still in its infancy, and in a program that can have tremendous impact on the students, the school, and the business community," he says. "E-enablement has the potential to radically change business models. As a whole, industries' adoption of e-technologies so far is like discovering a wheel and using it as a paperweight. It works, but you haven't really maximized its potential."

E-Business Center Offers Hands-On Academics

Krannert Creates New Strategic Plan

Krannert has recently updated its strategic plan to reflect the vision, goals and teamwork emphasis that Purdue President Martin C. Jischke and his administration are establishing at the University.

"The old labels of teaching research, and service are being replaced in Purdue's strategic plan," says Krannert Dean Rick Cosier. "Under the leadership of President Jischke, the concepts of learning, discovery, and engagement are now the underpinnings of our University strategic plan. Krannert is pleased to be on of the primary schools at Purdue; thus our strategic plan will be an integral part of the University's overall effort."

Basketball Great Bill Russell Speaks at Krannert Leadership Speaker Series

Famed basketball hero Bill Russell appeared as the featured speaker at the first annual Krannert Leadership Speaker Series dinner on October 24 in Carmel, Ind. Russell, who led the Boston Celtics to win 11 world championships in 13 years and eight NBA championships in a row, gave his insights on leadership, teamwork, and success.

Purdue President Martin C. Jischke and Krannert Dean Rick Cosier also spoke at the event, which included an awards presentation. Net proceeds from the event will go towards Krannert student scholarships. This event is presented in cooperation with the Krannert School Alumni Association. 



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