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College of Business Administration’s Global Management Center to Host Ron Menning for Discussion About Chinese Market

Posted Mar. 24, 2014
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J. Ron Menning, senior vice president of
planning and development for the Timken
Company, will speak about recent changes
to the Chinese market on April 8 at the Kent
State Hotel and Conference Center.

The Kent State University College of Business Administration’s Global Management Center will host J. Ron Menning, senior vice president of planning and development for the Timken Company, on April 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center. Admission is free and open to the general public.

“One recent development of interest to both the business community and university is the evolving role of China in the global marketplace,” says Michael Mayo, Ph.D., director of the Global Management Center at Kent State.

For his presentation titled, “Competing in the Changing Chinese Market: The Timken Story,” Menning will discuss recent changes to the Chinese market to business professionals, students and faculty.

Menning is currently in charge of leading the development of the Timken Company’s enterprise strategy, consisting of identification and the evaluation of different growth opportunities worldwide.

Previously, Menning served as senior vice president of Timken's Asia Pacific division based in Shanghai. Menning focused on development and executed the company’s growth strategy in Asia, expanding Timken throughout India and China.

Prior to his career at Timken, Menning served as the president of the Aerospace, Defense and Positioning Control business segment within the Bearings and Power Transmission group. Due to his leading commercial, military aviation, aerospace, health and positioning control strategic business development, Menning expanded the business through acquisition and organic expansion.

Menning received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and business management from Wittenburg University and attended the University of Akron for a master’s degree in business administration.

He will be the first presenter in the Global Management Center’s Speaker Series.

“The Global Management Speaker Series is designed to help keep the business community and Kent State University up to date with the latest developments in global trade,” Mayo says. 

The series serves as a networking event to merge area business leaders with Kent State’s College of Business Administration to further economic interests of Northeast Ohio.

To attend the presentation, register at www.kent.edu/business/centersandchairs/register-for-the-global-management-speaker-series.cfm.