President of Emerson to speak at WVU on digital transformation of industry and jobs
Mike Train, president of Emerson, will present “Hype or Hero: How Internet of Things and Digital Transformation are Impacting Industry and Jobs,” on Wednesday, October 30 at 3 p.m., at West Virginia University. The lecture, part of the Glen H. Hiner Distinguished Lecture Series in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, will be held in room 113 of the Mineral Resources Building on the Evansdale Campus.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute and a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University. Train currently serves on Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Advisory Council, Ranken Technical College’s Board of Trustees and was a 2008 Eisenhower Fellowship recipient.
In addition, Train serves as chairman of Emerson Automation Solutions, continuing the automation leadership he brought to his former appointment as executive president of the company.
Now in its 14th year, the Glen H. Hiner Distinguished Lecture Series is named in honor of the outstanding alumnus who, in 2005, established an endowment to support the deanship of the Statler College at WVU.
Hiner graduated from WVU’sDepartment of Electrical Engineeringin 1957, and then embarked on an outstanding 35-year career with General Electric. In 1992, he became chief executive officer of Owens Corning. He has served on several Statler College advisory committees, as a visiting professor in the WVUCollege of Business and Economicsand as a member of theWVU FoundationBoard of Directors.
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Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
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