Grabbing the Globe 2006-2007

Randall and Barbara Meyer "Grabbing the Globe" Collegewide Seminar Series

2006-2007 Academic Year


Robert M. Chiusano Dean Oskvig Robert Whitmore Ahmet Selcuk Uzuner
September 7 September 14 September 28 October 5

Robert M. Chiusano
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA, global leader in design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics solutions for commercial and government

Dean Oskvig
President and Chief Operating Officer, Black & Veatch Energy, Overland Park, KS. Black and Veatch Corp. is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, information and government markets

Robert Whitmore
Executive Vice President, Product and Process Development, Seagate Technology, Inc., Skakopee, MN, leading international provider of technology and products enabling people to store, access, and manage information

Ahmet Selcuk Uzuner
Co-founder and Vice President of UZKA, leading Turkey contracting firm, and President of UZPA, international trading company in Turkey and the Middle East

Marco Molinari Gregs Thomopulos Barbara Sines Javad Ashjaee
November 30 February 22 March 1 April 26

Marco Molinari
Executive Vice President of
HNI Corporation and president of HNI International, Muscatine, IA, second-largest office furniture manufacturer in the world, and the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of gas- and wood-burning fireplaces

Gregs Thomopulos
President and CEO, Stanley Consultants, Inc., Muscatine, IA, providing engineering, environmental, and construction services worldwide. Since 1913, the company has successfully completed more than 23,000 engagements in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and in 98 countries.

Barbara Sines
Vice-President and General Manager Control and Information Platforms Business, Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI, leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information systems and services

Javad Ashjaee
Pioneer of high precision GPS technology and founder of JAVAD JNSS, Javad Positioning System, Javad Navigation Systems, and Ashtech. Established Moscow, Russia, research center to combine U.S. GPS satellites with Russian GLONSS satellites