Tim Solso '69 to Participate in Panel & Receive Award Wednesday

Tim Solso '69 to Participate in Panel & Receive Award Wednesday

October 18, 2007

Tim Solso 2006.jpgOctober 18, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Tim Solso, chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will participate in "an exclusive panel of top executives" at October 24's Six Sigma CEO Benchmarking Forum in Las Vegas. The event is part of the Global Six Sigma Summit & Industry Awards, where Solso will be honored (as first reported July 16) as the the 2007 Six Sigma CEO of the Year.

Solso will be joined on the panel by Kevin Francis, president and CEO of CenterBeam; David Jones, CEO of Stanadyne Corporation; Fred Strader, president and CEO of AAI Corporation; and Joseph Lawler, chairman and CEO of CMGI.

Six Sigma is a set of practices originally developed by Motorola to systematically improve processes by eliminating defects. The awards program is presented by WCBF (Worldwide Conventions Spring 2006 Arch.jpgand Business Forums) to identify outstanding organizational success achieved through the application of Six Sigma methodologies.

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Later this month, Tim Solso -- who is a member of DePauw's Board of Trustees -- will receive the University's Old Gold Goblet. On June 27, Solso received the International Executive of the Year award from the Academy of International Business (AIB). Sixteen days earlier, he was presented with the 2007 American Business Award for "Best Chairman."

Solso's company was recently listed #14 among North America's 20 "Top Companies for Leaders" by Fortune magazine. Details can be found in this previous story.