CEO of White Castle to speak at BGSU

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The chief executive officer of the Ohio company that invented the Slyder® will speak about leading an America brand on Feb. 28 at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU alumnus Bill Ingram, the president and CEO of White Castle Systems Inc., will be the inaugural speaker for the College of Business Administration's 2008 Executive Lecture Series.

His presentation on the importance of leadership, is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 28) in 202B Lenhart Grand Ballroom on the second floor of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. It is free and open to the public,

Since its founding in 1949, White Castle has achieved many “firsts.” While known best for its signature burger, White Castle not only was the first fast-food hamburger chain in the world, it was the first to sell 1 billion hamburgers, the first to mass produce paper hats, and the first to sell frozen fast food.

Ingram earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Bowling Green in 1972. He took over the CEO position from his father in 1979 and today is a well-known Columbus, Ohio, philanthropist.

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(Posted February 21, 2008 )