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Manos to speak on engineering your place in the workforce of tomorrow
George A. Manos, general manager for human resources at U.S. Steel, is speaking on "Changes, Challenges and Choices: Engineering Your Place in the Workforce of Tomorrow" as part of Ohio Northern University's Spotts Lecture Series in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8. The event is free and open to the public. Manos, a native of Canton, OH, graduated in 1973 from Ohio Northern University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. During his undergraduate career, he served as president of the Sigma Pi fraternity and president of the Interfraternity Council. He was also inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honorary society. Manos began working for U.S. Steel Corporation following his graduation from Ohio Northern in a number of areas including management positions in maintenance, marketing and personnel. In 1989, Manos was promoted to assistant to the president and played a significant role in the formation of U.S. Steel's joint venture with Kobe Steel of Japan, USS/Kobe Steel Company, which was created to own and operate the former Lorain Works. In 1996, he was named vice president of business processes and public affairs for USS/Kobe. In 1999, Manos was named administrative director of governmental and legal affairs for Republic Technologies International, a company comprised of USS/Kobe and Republic Engineered Steels and Bar Technologies. He remained in that position until 2000 when he was transferred to the former USX Corporation's state governmental affairs office in St. Paul, MN, to serve as the manager of governmental affairs. In January 2002, following the spin-off of U.S. Steel from USX Corporation, he joined the Public Affairs Department at corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, as manager of public affairs and corporate meetings. He was promoted to his current position as general manager of human resources in September 2003. Manos serves on the board of directors of Smart Skin, Inc., a company formed to commercialize a patented noise and vibration control technology. He is also on the board of directors of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Manos has previously served as the chairman of ONU's Engineering Advisory Board, chaired the committee that established the Dean Archer Memorial Fund, and was a member of the ONU Alumni Board. The Spotts Lecture series was established to bring distinguished speakers to ONU on an annual basis to alert students to the probable professional conditions and challenges that engineers and computer scientists will face in the future.