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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.

Raj retired earlier this year after more than 34 years with Nestlé Purina.

To view past inductees, click here.

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