Gregory S. Babe, president and chief executive officer of Bayer Corporation, will present “Sound Science: Creating an Informed Citizenry” at West Virginia University on Friday (Sept. 23). The lecture, which begins at 11 a.m. in room 113 of the Mineral Resources Building, Evansdale campus, is part of the Glen H. Hiner Distinguished Lecture Series in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
A West Virginia native, Babe earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from WVU in 1980.
Babe is responsible for the North American activities of the worldwide Bayer Group, an international health care, nutrition, and innovative materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. He also serves as the president and CEO of Bayer MaterialScience LLC and the Bayer USA Foundation.
Previously, Babe served as president and CEO of Bayer Corporate and Business Services LLC, where he was responsible for providing expertise and support in engineering, information systems, procurement, materials management, human resources, financial, accounting, and other business services to Bayer Corporation and its affiliates.
A member of the American Chemistry Council’s executive committee and board of directors, Babe is the executive chair of its Responsible Care board committee, in addition to being a member of its Chemical Management and Board Research committees. Babe also serves on the National Association of Manufacturers’ board of directors and executive committee.
In addition, he serves on the Allegheny Conference on Community Development’s board of directors and executive committee, the Matthews International Corporation’s board of directors and on WVU Foundation board.
The Glen H. Hiner Distinguished Lecture Series is named in honor of the outstanding alumnus who, in 2005, established an endowment to support the deanship of the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at WVU.
Hiner graduated from WVU’s Department of Electrical Engineering in 1957, and then embarked on an outstanding 35-year career with General Electric. In 1992, he became CEO of Owens Corning. He has served on several College of Engineering and Mineral Resources’ advisory committees, as a visiting professor in the WVU College of Business and Economics, and as a member of the WVU Foundation Board of Directors.
CONTACT: Mary C. Dillon; College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
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