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Lovett Distinguished Lecture Series focuses on ‘Evolution of a Family Business’

Oct 7, 2014

Ohio Northern University’s James F. Dicke College of Business Administration will present “Evolution of a Family Business,” a lecture by Robert Gronlund, as part of the Carroll V. Lovett Distinguished Lecture Series in the Dicke Forum on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m.

Gronlund, chairman and chief executive officer of Wood- Mode Inc., a custom cabinetry manufacturer in Kreamer, Pa., graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1964 with a degree in economics. A successful businessman, he credits much of his success to his education and experiences at Ohio Northern. He served in the U.S. military from 1964-65 and was a manufacturer’s sales representative in New York City from 1966-69.

Gronlund serves as the president of the Board of Directors of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association. He also serves on the Evangelical Community Hospital Board of Directors (since 1986), the SUN Home Health Board of Directors (since 1985), the Capital Blue Cross Board of Directors (since 1987), and the Susquehanna University Board of Trustees (since 2004). From 1998-2005, Gronlund was a member of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Business Council.

The Carroll V. Lovett Distinguished Lecture Series was established by a bequest of Florence V. Lovett in honor of her son, Carroll Lovett, a 1961 ONU graduate and retired executive from the Xerox Corporation.

This event is free and open to the public.

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