Alumnus Meyer to Present Mechanical and Industrial Engineering “Grabbing the Globe" seminar

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Engineering alumnus Dean Meyer (BSE 1982 mechanical engineering) will be the guest presenter at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering “Grabbing the Globe” seminar September 26.

Meyer is executive vice president, buildings business, at Schneider Electric, Palatine, IL, and a member of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Advisory Board.

The seminar is scheduled for 5:00-5:50 p.m., C20 Pomerantz Career Center.  The title of the talk is "Choosing Your Path to Success in Today's Global Business Environment."

Originally from Iowa, Meyer also earned an MBA from the University of Texas. Meyer began his professional career with Texas Instruments, where he spent 11 years in manufacturing, production control, material planning and assembly. In 1993, he joined Control Systems International, which would eventually be acquired by TAC and Schneider Electric. With TAC Americas, Meyer was responsible for a number of operations areas, including purchasing, manufacturing, sales, engineering and marketing before serving as president of TAC Americas for seven years. Meyer joined Pelco as Chief Operating Officer in October 2007 when Pelco was acquired by TAC and Schneider Electric and served as Pelco’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Meyer joined the University of Iowa MIE Advisory Board in 2011. He is also Executive Sponsor in Schneider’s University Relations Program Partnership with the University of Iowa.

A global specialist in energy management, with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments. The Group is the market leader in sectors such as Public Administration and Infrastructures, Machine Industries & Manufacturers, both non-Residential and Residential Buildings, and Data centers and Networks.

The "Grabbing the Globe" seminar series recognizes the late UI Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member Randall Meyer (BS 1948 with highest distinction in mechanical engineering) and his wife, Barbara.