S. Mark Tyler Named Executive-in-Residence at UW-River Falls

March 19, 2012-- S. Mark Tyler, founder and president of OEM Fabricators, Inc., Woodville, has been named the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Executive-in-Residence by the AACSB International accredited College of Business and Economics. Tyler will speak on "Defining and Achieving Success" from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, in the Riverview Ballroom, University Center. His lecture is free and open to the public.

In his address, Tyler will draw from his personal experiences to help you create your own definition of success. By sharing examples from his personal life and career, he will demonstrate that setbacks, failures and difficulties need not be barriers to success.

OEM Fabricators, Inc., a contract manufacturer, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. The company has earned several awards including Wisconsin's Manufacturer of the Year, Medium Category in 2006 and the St. Croix EDC Business of the Year in 2004.

Tyler is an advocate of technical education and higher education. He spends about half of his time in the workforce development arena. His recent board and volunteer service includes board president of the Wisconsin Technical College System; member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents; chair of the West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and a member of the UW-River Falls Chancellor's Advisory Committee.

"The Executive-in-Residence program is invaluable in helping our students gain knowledge of the real world of business. Mark Tyler, with his accomplishments as a business leader and his interest in higher education, will be an extraordinary resource for our students," says Glenn T. Potts, dean of the College of Business and Economics.

 The event is co-sponsored by the WESTconsin Credit Union. For more information, contact the College of Business and Economics at 715-425-3335.