Class of 1980, BS in Chemical Engineering
I am retiring from Proctor & Gamble after 37 years, and working on what’s next for me. I was based in China for eight years, and have had a global job for the past 15, so I have lots of great stories and pictures.
I ran a P&G plant in China with 1,000 employees, and we had a joint-venture partnership with the communist government. It was the most exciting job I have ever had, as we were growing the business in China. The people I worked with there were bright, passionate, hard-working and so eager to learn. They are still some of my best friends today.
I learned enough Chinese to be able to get on stage and make a simple speech, although I usually goofed up a word or two and made the audience break out laughing, but I got credit for trying! The photo is of me and my family at Mount Everest.