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Embry-Riddle will kick off National Engineers Week with a keynote address by Dan Korte, Former President of Rolls-Royce Defense Business. His talk will discuss what has made technical professionals successful in transition from the academic to the corporate world, including insights into successful areas of focus while still in college, how to set oneself apart in a job search and then the factors that can help lead to a successful career.  In leading organizations of thousands of engineers, Dan will discuss what sets some apart as leaders in technical and business settings and conversely what are potential career derailers.  The presentation will attempt to be “PowerPoint Light” and instead “Discussion Heavy.”  Thus, interactive dialogue will be encouraged.

Korte has more than 20 years of experience in design and systems engineering, integrated product team leadership, as well as supplier, procurement and program management experience.  Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Korte was Vice President and General Manager for Global Strike Systems, a division of the Boeing Military Aircraft business.