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Manufacturing Technology Expert To Speak At Drake Lunch

February 21, 2006

CONTACT: Daniel Finney, (515) 271-2833, daniel.finney@drake.edu


Bob Janeczko, chief operating officer of Innovative Injection Technologies in West Des Moines, will be the featured speaker at Drake University’s "Let’s DU Lunch" at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, is open to public.

Janeczko will discuss "The New Style of Manufacturing in Central Iowa." A former professor of industrial technology at Western Illinois University, Janeczko brings a rich history of manufacturing expertise to his role as president and CEO of Innovation Injection Technologies, a leading custom plastic injection molder for a variety of manufacturing industries. Previously, he was CEO of an Eastern Iowa sheet metal manufacturer and also spent 14 years at John Deere, where he co-founded the company’s supplier relationship strategy "Achieving Excellence."

The event is open to the public. The cost of the lunch is $15. For reservations, call the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at (515) 271-3848 or send an e-mail to dottie.johnson@drake.edu.

Dan Miller, executive director and general manager for Iowa Public Television, will close out the spring Let’s DU Lunch series on Wednesday, April 5.