2021: Past Meetings
Following is a summary of meetings held in 2021, listed in reverse chronological order.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
What I have learned since organic chemistry
Mitch Zimmer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he was first in his chemical engineering class. After graduation, he started at Exxon Research & Engineering in Florham Park, NJ. After two years he went back to Wharton where he earned an M.B.A. -- and, more importantly, met his future wife. He returned to Exxon until the oil market crashed and then joined Graver Water (water and wastewater treatment). He next moved to Reading, PA as a consultant for Strategic Analysis Inc. (SAI) where he did everything from project work to managing projects and staff. Post SAI, he joined Willson Safety Products, long before PPE was a common term. Mitch then went back into consulting as Vice President of PenResearch. As much as he loved the firm and his colleagues, he realized a long-term dream of teaching by going full time to Penn State Berks in 2000 as Business Program Coordinator. Also, he is a Director at Forrestal Consultants International involved in M&A and B2B consulting assignments. He is a star and much loved by his students willing to do the work necessary to succeed. He has two grown children. His son works in industry, and his daughter is recently married and will earn a PhD by this summer. Mitch and his wife, Donna, reside in Reading.
Mitch Zimmer will present his observations based upon his experiences as a Chemical Engineer in industry, in market research and competitive analysis consulting, and as an Assistant Professor of Business at Penn State - Berks Campus. His focus will be some of his earliest experiences, which for some unexplainable reason remain relevant today.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2020