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DATE: April 11, 2006
Speakers set for April commencement
DEARBORN---Former Ford Motor Co. group vice president of global manufacturing
Roman J. Krygier and Anthony Viscogliosi, co-founder and principal of
Viscogliosi Bros. LLC, will be the featured speakers at commencement ceremonies
at the University of Michigan-Dearborn on April 30.
Krygier will speak at the morning ceremony, which begins at 10:30 a.m.,
for graduates of the campus's School of Management and College of Engineering
and Computer Science. Viscogliosi will speak in the afternoon ceremony,
which begins at 2:30 p.m., for graduates of the School of Education and
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters. Both ceremonies will be held in
the Fieldhouse on the UM-Dearborn campus.
Krygier retired from Ford in November after more than 41 years with the
company. He began his career at Ford as a trainee foreman at the Chicago
Stamping Plant in 1964 and worked his way up the ranks, holding numerous
management positions in manufacturing, including production manager of
the Dearborn Stamping Plant and manufacturing manager of the Woodhaven
Prior to his retirement, Krygier served as group vice president of Ford's
global manufacturing. Prior to that, Krygier had been vice president of
Powertrain Operations for Ford Automotive Operations and was vice president
of advanced manufacturing engineering of Ford Automotive Operations from
November 1997 through December 1998.
Krygier received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue
University in 1964. He also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
as a Sloan Fellow and received a master's degree in management in 1974.
An alumnus of the campus, Viscogliosi has spent his career researching,
developing and building companies that specialize in innovative products
for the musculoskeletal industry.
A former Wall Street analyst, Viscogliosi established Viscogliosi Bros.
LLC in 1999 with his younger brothers John and Marc. The enterprise, which
offers an internship program for UM-Dearborn students, includes investment
banking, asset management, private equity development, orthopedic services
and real estate holdings. Viscogliosi also seeks out innovators in the
field to deliver new products to the market, including Raymedica Inc.,
a global leader in spine disc nucleus replacement, and Paradine Spine,
a leading posterior non-fusion spine company.
After graduating from UM-Dearborn in 1984, Viscogliosi worked for Michigan
National Corporation and then as an analyst, first at a Detroit-area-based
investment bank, Roney & Co. Inc., and then New York-based investment
Viscogliosi leads the Chancellor's Campaign Council at UM-Dearborn, serving
as the co-chair since the committee's formation. His initial campaign
pledge to the campus, which sponsors a series of seminars targeted to
executives in southeastern Michigan, was announced in May 2004.
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