University of Findlay Alumnus Paul Worstell is serving as the 2016 Dana Chair for the spring semester. Worstell is a retired senior manufacturing executive. He is now a client coach for Six Disciplines NWO, which helps companies with strategic planning and leadership development. He is certified on the Six Disciplines methodology and is responsible for coaching and offering strategic advisory services.
The College of Business Dana Chair and Scholar program provides an opportunity for business students to benefit from those who have worked in the field. Fourteen students were named as Dana Scholars for 2016 and are being mentored by Worstell.
Worstell, a Findlay resident, attained a bachelor’s degree business economics from Mount Union College and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Findlay in 1999. He served as the president of Pro-Tec Coating Co. in Leipsic, Ohio for 12 years. Under his leadership, Pro-Tec became the premier supplier of galvanized and advanced high strength steel to the North American automotive market.
Community has always been important to Worstell, which is why he is currently serving on multiple non-profit boards, including: Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Black Swamp Area Council Boy Scouts of America, The Ohio Partnership for Excellence, The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Foundation and The University of Findlay College of Business Advisory Board.
Other Dana chairs in recent years have included Harold “Puck” Rowe, Sherri Garner Brumbaugh and Richard E. White.
The Dana Chair and Scholar program began in 1995, after a 1991 donation from the Dana Corporation, with the intention that each academic year’s selected professional would combine higher education with real-world business practices. Scholars are chosen by the College of Business faculty and recognized as outstanding students within that college for their academic and leadership skills.
This year’s Dana Scholars include: Clay Parlette from Curtice; Paige Johnson, Big Rapids, Michigan; Hun Viet Pham, Hai Phong, Vietnam; Britney Closson, Ottawa; Sydney Jameson, Findlay; Logan Harrah, Warren; Brianna Kuhlman, Pandora; Story Strathman, Arlington; Maud Sanmiquel, Caner-en-Roussillon, France; Erin Mott, Livonia, Michigan; Julia Rodgers, Bloomington, Indiana; Ricardo Smith, Toledo; Brianna Pine, Gowanda, New York; and Adam Inniger, Williamston.