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Larry
E.
Bagwell

Larry E. Bagwell

(MSIE 1969)
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (2007)
Retired Chairman, President and CEO
Rea Magnet Wire, Inc.
"My BS from General Motors Institute was excellent for applied engineering, in a co-op structure. GM then sent me to Purdue to broaden my exposure, in an academic environment. The combination jumpstarted my career. My MSIE was focused on Operations Research and I took as many classes as possible at Krannert. As a result, I felt like I received an education in both systems engineering and business. Both have served me well. I took a lot of kidding from engineers about not being a ?real? engineer (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical), but the IE breadth worked well and allowed me to interface effectively on both technical and business issues."