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SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame - 2016

Raj Kumar photoThe School of Business will honor inductee Raj Kumar at the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on September 30, 2016 at the Morris University Center.

Raj Kumar began his career at Nestlé Purina as a design engineer in February 1982 in the corporate engineering department.  He eventually progressed to his role as director of operations performance in product supply at the St. Louis corporate headquarters. He has provided technical and management support to 18 dry pet food and canning pet food production plants throughout Nestlé Purina PetCare North America.

He was responsible for the energy and water conservation and reduction of waste in Purina businesses. He is a certified energy manager with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Due to his exemplary work in resource conservation and environmental sustainability, AEE gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award by declaring him a Legend in Energy in North America.

Passionate about community service, he has been a working member of the board of directors of Hosea House, an interfaith community service organization that provides assistance to needy and poor families in South St. Louis, and he has volunteered for various fundraising events for Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation in St. Louis.

To view past inductees, click here.

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