On Friday, April 27, IIT's Industrial Technology and Management (INTM) Program will honor Mr. Joseph L. Arvin as its 2012 "Outstanding Leader in Industry" and INTM graduates from 2011. Arvin is the president of Arrow Gear Company, a $42 million precision gear manufacturer in Downers Grove, Illinois, specializing in spiral bevel, spur and helical gears and custom gearboxes for the aerospace industry and commercial applications. He is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and past board member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). He holds multiple patents for innovative machining processes and has traveled throughout the world to assess the industrial capacities of foreign countries. Arvin is founding member and current president of Citizens for American Manufacturing (CAM) and an active advocate for the reform and rebuilding of the U.S. industrial base through manufacturing. Arvin was chosen as Outstanding Leader in Industry for his significant professional achievements and outstanding dedication and service to the field of manufacturing.
The INTM Awards Dinner serves to emphasize the importance of industrial activities to the economy and raise scholarship funds for INTM students. Established in 1996 by INTM's founder and longtime director, the Keith E. McKee Scholarship provides much-needed support to students who receive little or no tuition assistance from other sources. The awards dinner will be held at the Hilton Chicago Hotel (720 S. Michigan Avenue). Reception begins at 6 pm and dinner at 7 pm. Tickets are $75 per person, $750 for a table of ten. Donations of student seats are greatly appreciated, as are donations to the McKee Scholarship Fund.