RIT Forum Examines Impact of Economic Slowdown on New-Product Development




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Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Business and its partners from the area business community are working to provide a sharper focus during troubled times. A discussion on "New-Product Development in an Uncertain Economy" will take place during the latest open session of the RIT New-Product Development Forum.

The event runs from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in room 1125, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, on RIT’s Henrietta campus.

Speakers include Mark Vanzant, general manager of parts division, Milacron Manufacturing Technologies ("Wolf Pack-–Concurrent Engineering for Capital Goods"); Pat Hammett, manager of manufacturing systems, Office for the Study of Automative Transporation, University of Michigan ("Hiding versus Honesty Dilemma with Concurrent Engineering for Automative Body Development"); and Paul Ekholm, project leader, CAD Data Quality and Macros Group, Daimler Chrysler Corp. ("CAD Data Quality, Assumed or Assured").

The RIT New-Product Development Forum, a partnership between RIT faculty and local businesses, is designed to address applied-research issues related to the successful introduction of new products and services. Bausch & Lomb, BF Goodrich-Garlock Sealing Technology, CVC, Computer Tech Corp., Exxon-Mobil Chemical, Gleason Works, Gould Pumps/ITT, IMI Norgren Inc., International Truck and Engine, and Pulsafeeder are participating in this initiative.

Anyone interested in attending this seminar may access a registration form from RIT’s College of Business Web site at www.cob.rit.edu. For more information, call Angelo Fuino at 475-7431 or email jafbbu@rit.edu.