Friday, October 3, 2014

Figliulo to speak at Chamber luncheon

The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Manufacturer's & Technology Week Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Riverport Inn.

As part of the week-long Manufactures and Technology Week celebration, the Winona Area Chamber, in partnership with the Winona Workforce Center will be recognizing a deserving manufacturing business as the recipient of the Minnesota Governor’s Commendation at the  October 23 Manufacturers and Technology Luncheon.

The luncheon will also feature keynote speaker Rob Figliulo, former Saint Mary’s Trustee and 1976 alumnus, speaking about “Importance of Innovation & Leadership.” Figliulo serves as the CEO of The SPR Companies, a position he has held since 1992. Figliulo was chairman and CEO of SPR Inc. during its tenure as a public company from 1997 to 2002 (Nasdaq: SPRI). He held numerous positions within the company starting out as a software developer and engineer in 1976. He became a branch manager and executive during the dramatic growth and many retooling cycles over the last 38 years in the technology industry.

He served on the Saint Mary’s Board of Trustees for 10 years, including two years as Board Chair from 2005 to 2007.