Grabbing the Globe 2007-2008

Randall and Barbara Meyer "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series

2007-2008 Academic Year


Dr. Lilia Abron
Klaus G. Hoehn

September 27
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

February 21
Civil and Environmental Engineering

April 3

April 17
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

A panel, consisting of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Advisory Board members discussed "Globalization in Engineering." The panel included Craig Thies, director of engineering, Springboard Engineering, Inc., Newton, IA; Ed Merwald, vice president, engineering products, Emerson Process Management, Marshalltown, IA; Raymond Monroe, executive vice president, Steel Founders' Society of America, Crystal Lake, IL; Amanda Mikhail (BS 1999 in mechanical engineering), mechanical engineer, IBM, Rochester, MN; Herm Reininga (BS 1965 in industrial engineering), senior vice president (retired), Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA; and Brian Rauch, vice president-engineering, John Deere Dubuque Works, Dubuque, IA.

Dr. Lilia Abron (PhD 1972 in chemical engineering), is founder and CEO of PEER Consultants, PC, an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., and a member of the College's Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy.

Klaus G. Hoehn is vice president, advanced technology and engineering, a position he has held at Deere & Co. since January 2006. He is responsible for directing advanced technology development and engineering services that support worldwide agricultural, construction, and commercial and consumer equipment design and manufacturing.

Dr. John Klier is the senior director of research and development at Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI.  In his position he oversees new products research in North America, India, China, Germany and The Netherlands.