Its fantastic that we can have a speaker of this caliber come to UMW. His unique insight into the corporate world and his advice is extremely valuable, ASUMW vice president and business club president Chris Casties said.
Wieman worked at GE Capital for 25 years. In 2003 he became the managing director of its forest product sector until his retirement in March of 2015.
Wieman discussed his four major ventures while at GE Capital; Global Shipping, Electric Power Generation, Forest Products and Packaging. He talked about what made some ventures extremely successful and what led to the down fall of others. He emphasized that constant learning, passion, loyalty and mutual respect for co-workers was essential for success and sustainability.
After Wiemans talk he answered questions and met with students one-on-one to discuss their individual business ventures and goals.
The Montana Western students I met today are on the right track by being committed to their education, Wieman said. It was a pleasure to meet and speak with students who are being prepared as undergrads to be job-ready upon graduation.
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