Mr. John Dedinsky, Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Procurement at Parker Hannifin Corporation, was recognized on Thursday, August 19, 2013, for his contribution in obtaining a generous monetary donation for the Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management at CSU. Dr. Oya Tukel (Chair of the OSM Dept. at CSU) hosted the breakfast meeting, which was attended by students, faculty, and staff from the OSM Dept; administrators from the Monte Ahuja College of Business at CSU (Dean Joseph Mazzola, Dr. Raj Javalgi, and Dr. Mary Hrivnak); and Mr. Nick Conley from Parker Hannifin Corporation. On behalf of the OSM Dept., Dr. Joseph Mazzola presented Mr. Dedinsky with an award in recognition of John's commitment to CSU students.
Mr. Dedinsky is a CSU graduate, and he expressed the high degree of respect that he has for CSU students. Dr. Tukel has placed several CSU students in intern positions at Parker Hannifin Corporation, and some of the students have continued their relationship with Parker in full-time positions.