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CARDONE president, CEO to speak at ACU Thursday

For immediate release
Jan. 20, 2004

Michael Cardone Jr., president and CEO of CARDONE Industries, will speak at Abilene Christian University Thursday, Jan. 22, as a part of the College of Business Administration's 2003-04 Distinguished Speakers Series. Cardone will speak at a luncheon at noon in ACU's McGlothlin Campus Center.

The Distinguished Speakers Series is designed to bring Christian business leaders to Abilene and to ACU to share their keys to success and how they have integrated Christian faith into their work.

Each lecture is open to the general public. Cost is $15 per lecture, and the price of the ticket includes lunch. Anyone interested may register at or by calling 325-674-2857. All lectures take place at noon in ACU's McGlothlin Campus Center.

"We are so pleased to present such a strong lineup of talented, seasoned business professionals -- each bringing a unique and impressive set of credentials and a moral compass to our program," said Dr. Rick Lytle, dean of the College of Business Administration. "This series will be educational and inspirational, providing marvelous professional growth and development opportunities."

Cardone, who holds a B.S. and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Oral Roberts University, co-founded CARDONE Industries with his late father, Michael Cardone Sr., in 1970.  The family business, which spans three generations, is now the largest family owned re-manufacturer of automotive parts in the world.  Cardone has received numerous awards for his accomplishments, and he also is committed to community service.  He serves as a trustee on many boards and councils and frequently serves as a keynote speaker at industry and business events.

Other speakers and dates for the 2003-04 series include

  • Feb. 5 – John D. Copeland, professor of business at John Brown University and former vice president of ethics for Tyson Foods, Inc.

  • March 24 – Byron D. Norfleet, president of Naturalizer Brown Shoe Company, Inc.


If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Wendy Kilmer, media relations coordinator.

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