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Paul Worstell to Present Heffern Lecture October 29

October 15, 2009

Paul Worstell, president of PRO-TEC Coating Company, will present the Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall at Mount Union College.     

After graduating from Mount Union with a bachelor of arts degree in economics in 1970,Paul Worstell Worstell spent 26 years with U.S. Steel’s operations in the Pittsburgh region. In 1996 he was named general manager of PRO-TEC Coating Company located in Leipsic, Ohio, a joint venture partnership of U.S. Steel and Kobe Steel, Ltd. of Japan. Worstell was promoted to president in 1998 and earned a master of business administration degree from the University of Findlay in 1999.

PRO-TEC was recognized by former President Bush in 2007 as a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Worstell will discuss the company’s unique organizational environment created by wrapping disciplined processes in a culture of ownership, responsibility and accountability (ORA).  He will also discuss the strategic importance of having a belief system formed by mission, vision and core values.

Worstell serves on the board of trustees of The Ohio Manufactures Association, The Ohio Partnership for Excellence, The Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center and the Black Swamp Area Council Boy Scouts of America. He is also a lecturer at the University of Findlay and Ohio Northern University on topics of leadership.

The Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture was established by Mount Union College Trustee Gordon E. Heffern to encourage dialogue about the practical ways in which spirituality can transform the workplace.  Heffern, a graduate of the University of Virginia, served as chairman of the board of Society Corporation before retiring in 1987.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall at the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue in Alliance. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and College Activities at (330) 823-2030.

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