ExecutiveXcellence Speaker Series

The ExecutiveXcellence Speaker Series announces its next event on October 23, featuring Stanley Kocon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Voith Hydro, Inc.

This exciting executive speaker series at the College, ExecutiveXcellence, spotlights leading companies and gives engineering students and faculty a firsthand opportunity to be inspired by successful executives, like Mr. Kocon.

An aerospace engineering grad from Penn State, Mr. Kocon began his professional career when he joined Voith Hydro as a hydraulic engineer in 1988 with responsibilities including the design and model testing of hydraulic turbines. In 1994, he was appointed to software development engineer working at Voith Hydro’s Center for Research & Development in Germany, where he was responsible for the design and development of application software used by engineers in the design stage of projects.

In 1998, he was named manager of Hydro Modernization Sales for Voith Hydro Ltda., São Paulo, Brazil, where he was responsible for sales and market development within Latin America, focusing on the hydro modernization business.

In 2003, Mr. Kocon was appointed to the position of manager of sales for North America, where he was responsible for the sales and marketing activities of all product lines throughout North America. From 2006 until 2011, Mr. Kocon held the position of director of marketing and strategic proposals and accepted the position of vice president, sales and marketing in 2011, with responsibilities for managing all aspects of the sales and marketing teams for Voith Hydro Inc.

All participants are asked to submit a question to ask Mr. Kocon at the event. Those asked to share their questions at the event will be notified by email.

A light lunch will be served. RSVP required by October 21 at tinyurl.com/yars4jxj.


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Founded in 1965, Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics has become the leading resource for graduate education in acoustics in the United States. The interdisciplinary program leads to the degrees: Master of Engineering in Acoustics (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Acoustics (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy in Acoustics (Ph.D.)

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