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For immediate release:
September 17, 2003

Carnegie Mellon Hosts CEO Panel to Discuss the Impact Of Globalization on Demand for Engineers in U.S.

PITTSBURGH—arnegie Mellon University's Engineering Dean John L. Anderson will moderate a panel discussion with area chief executive officers on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 1 p.m. The CEO panel focuses on how the restructuring of multinational corporations led to a trend of locating research and development, technical support and customer service to offshore locations.

The panel includes John Friel, president and CEO of Medrad; Carl J. Johnson, chairman and CEO of II-VI Inc.; James W. Liken, president and CEO of Respironics, Inc.; John Stanik, president and CEO of Calgon Carbon; and Markos I. Tambakeras, chairman, president and CEO of Kennametal, Inc.

Panel members will discuss how a new wave of technology outsourcing — involving tasks that require greater skills — could be cutting into job opportunities for U.S. engineering students. Bill Holstein, editor-in-chief of CEO Magazine also will participate in the panel discussion.

WHEN: 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18

WHERE: Singleton Room, Roberts Hall of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, off of Frew Street at Schenley Park's Flagstaff Hill.

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