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CEO of ProTech Compliance to speak at Penn State Fayette Oct. 20

10/8/2010 —

Curtis AikenThe fall 2010 CEO Conversation series at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus continues Oct. 20 with guest speaker Curtis Aiken, president, CEO and founder of ProTech Compliance, a technology and services company which provides the healthcare industry and vendors with technology solutions for managing vendor-client relationships. The hour-long program begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the Community Center. The series is free and open to the public.

Formerly the director of marketing for Cameron Coca-Cola Company, Aiken drew on skills in management, sales operations, promotions marketing and advertising to contribute to the company’s growth over a 12-year period. After his time at Cameron Coca-Cola, he became the CEO for eSGS. In this position, he was always aware of inefficiencies in the manual process of identifying, qualifying, bidding, reporting and tracking supplier diversity activity for major supply management projects. Aiken drew a great deal of experience from eSGS and with his in-depth knowledge of managerial and entrepreneurial skills he moved on to create his own company, ProTech Compliance.

Aiken is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of arts degree in communications and a minor in business. While excelling in academics, he also excelled on the court. He was a four-year starter and letter winner on the 1983-1987 men’s basketball team.

CEO Conversations is an initiative of the late Dr. Emmanuel I. Osagie, chancellor of Penn State Fayette from 2007 to March 2010. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to hear from and talk with key individuals in the local, regional, and national business communities about business, entrepreneurship and leadership, but the events are free and open to the public.

CEO Conversations debuted in fall 2007 with local businessman, philanthropist, and former Fayette County Commissioner Joseph A. Hardy III as the guest speaker. Guest speakers have also included Attorney General Tom Corbett and Fayette County District Attorney Nancy Vernon; Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack; Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl; Allegheny Construction Group Owner and President Laura Deklewa; Pittsburgh Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer; First Lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Marjorie Rendell; Principal/chairman emeritus of Burt Hill John Kosar; Chairman of Westinghouse Electric Company Steve Tritch; Philips Healthcare CEO Don Spence; President/CEO of Highmark, Inc. Dr. Kenneth R. Melani; President/CEO of Whitney, Bradley & Brown William C. McMullen;  President/CEO of MSA William M. Lambert; and President/CEO of Heinz North America Scott O’Hara.

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