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150 Years of Leadership: Joe Hoffmann

Call it fate, happenstance, coincidence or destiny, Joe Hoffmann, BS ME ’13, knows he’s exactly where he’s supposed to be. As General Manager at Hoffmann Brothers in St. Louis, he oversees operations of five divisions: residential and commercial heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical and appliance. Since he started in 2016, he’s helped grow company revenue…

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Graduate enjoys personal mentorship from former VP of Welch Foods

  What’s it like to have a former vice president of Welch Foods, Inc., personally mentoring you after college graduation? “It’s been extremely advantageous,” Drew Boswell, BS IE ’22, says. Boswell was one of the first industrial and manufacturing systems engineering students to take advantage of a new mentorship…

On Aug. 18, Andrew Cherng (center) returned to the Mizzou campus to celebrate the restaurant’s grand opening.

Alumni-owned business comes to the MU Student Center

Panda Express, founded by alumni and Panda Restaurant Group co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng, joins dining offerings at the heart of campus. To celebrate the grand opening of its first MU location, Panda Express donated $75,731 — 100% of the net proceeds from the location’s first week of sales — to Mizzou.

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150 Years of Leadership: Wade Foster

Wade Foster, IE '09, MBA '10, is co-founder and CEO of Zapier, a global company that connects thousands of applications.

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150 Years of Leadership: Michael Melton

Michael Melton, Esquire, is often asked whether he ever uses his bachelor’s degree in engineering. After all, he’s had an extraordinary career as a businessman, having started his own company after working for years as a patent attorney. Melton (BS EE ’81, JD ’84) is Founder and President of MEM Enterprises Group which owns, operates…

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150 Years of Leadership: Jeanie Knuth

Jeanie Knuth, BS ChE '98, has changed the way we think about engineering "like a girl."

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Glover shares experience, advice with engineering students

Walk in other people’s shoes and understand their perspectives. Have a good attitude when you give and receive feedback. And follow the golden rule — treat others the way you want to be treated. Those were some key pieces of advice Matt Glover, ECE ’01, shared with Mizzou Engineering students last week.

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CEO of Burns & McDonnell shares advice with engineering students

Take advantage of opportunities, ask a lot of questions, and have a genuine interest in what you’re doing, Ray Kowalik, CE ’85, MS CE ’99, said.

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150 Years of Leadership: Jim Fitterling

How do you run a $55 billion company, find innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions worldwide, advocate for LGBTQ rights, combat racial injustice and help Ukraine — all while helping ensure the next generation of engineers are prepared for the workforce? We don’t know, but Jim Fitterling is doing it.

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DeMaire receives 2022 Missouri Honor Award

Doug DeMaire, BS IE ’68, MS IE ’69 has received the 2022 Missouri Honor Award recognizing his outstanding contributions to the College of Engineering and the engineering profession.