Juan Ernesto De Bedout
(BSIE 1967, MSIE 1968)
Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (2000)
President, Latin American Operations
For his innovative leadership and outstanding managerial abilities, which have brought dramatic growth and success to a major international manufacturing corporation.
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (1998)
Vice President, Latin American Operations
"Industrial Engineering has been an ideal education platform for advancement through successive professional responsibilities. Its dual coverage of technical and management fields enables successful interaction in multidisciplinary environments. Were I to do it again, I would pursue a similar curriculum and choose additional electives in marketing and finance. Of course, Purdue would be my choice once more!"