Jim Von der Hydte of Nawgan to Present on Innovation

November 12, 2010 at 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

McDonnell Douglas Hall Room 1016

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Air Force ROTC, Aviation Science, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Graduate Program, Physics

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a presentation on innovation by Jim Von der Hydte President, CEO and Board Member of Nawgan from 2:10 -3 p.m., Nov. 12, 2010 in McDonnell Douglas Hall, room 1016. Sridhar Condoor has invited this distinguished guest to discuss his entrepreneurial experience and innovative ideas.

About Jim Von der Hydte President

Jim’s experience includes a successful 21-year career at Ralston Purina Company. From 1996-2002, he served as Executive Vice President for Business Development and Worldwide Innovation at Purina. His responsibilities in- cluded strategic planning, R&D and M&A activities for the $3 billion global pet products company. Prior to that as- signment, he served as Executive Vice President for Pet Products Marketing, R&D and Consumer Research. During his career at Purina, Jim was responsible for the creation and support of some of the largest and most successful grocery brands, including Dog Chow, Purina ONE, Cat Chow, Meow Mix and Chex Cereals. His marketing efforts re- sulted in significant business growth and were recognized for their excellence. In 1996, Jim’s team earned the Golden Effie award as the most outstanding marketing campaign in the nation for their Dog Chow campaign.

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