WMU News

Eaton VP next in Global Business Lecture Series

Sept. 21, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Larry Iwan, vice president of engine component operations/worldwide at Eaton Corp., will speak at Western Michigan University Thursday, Sept. 28.

Iwan will present his talk, "Serving Industrial Markets in Asia: May You Live in Interesting Times," at 4 p.m. in Room 1120 of Schneider Hall. The free public address is part of the Global Business Lecture Series sponsored by the Haworth College of Business' Asian/Pacific Education Program.

After joining Eaton Corp. in 1966, Iwan managed various aspects of information systems during his first 17 years with the company. He advanced to several management positions in the engineered fasteners and hydraulics divisions, and was promoted in 1995 to vice president of Eaton's Asian/Pacific region. After nearly five years in that post, he was promoted to his current position as vice president of engine component operations/worldwide. Iwan, who earned both his bachelor's and MBA degrees from Cleveland State University, is stationed at Eaton's Marshall, Mich., facility.

Eaton Corp. is a global manufacturer of highly engineered products that serve industrial, automotive, construction, commercial, aerospace and semiconductor markets. The company supplies powertrain components and a wide variety of controls to the automotive industry, and it is the world's second largest manufacturer of fluid power components. Headquartered in Cleveland, Eaton boasts 64,000 employees and 200 manufacturing sites in 24 countries. In 1999, the company's sales exceeded $8.4 billion and its earnings reached $617 million.

WMU's Asian/Pacific Education Program is coordinated by Haworth College of Business faculty members Dr. F. William McCarty, professor of finance and commercial law; Dr. Zahir A. Quraeshi, professor of marketing; and Dr. Roger Tang, professor of accountancy and holder of the Pharmacia and Upjohn Chair in Business Administration. Funding for the Global Business Lecture Series is provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education.

To reserve a seat for Iwan's lecture or for more information about upcoming events, persons should contact Jeanne Wagenfeld in the Haworth College of Business at (616) 387-5069.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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