Eric Spiegel, the president and CEO of Siemens USA, will speak as part of the West Virginia University David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas.

Spiegel, who is responsible for growing the U.S. business in the company’s largest market, will speak about “America’s New Manufacturing.”

The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Waterfront Place Hotel.

Siemens has more than 75 major manufacturing sites across the U.S. and is represented in all 50 states. The company offers services in energy, building technologies, transportation, financial solutions, process industries, technology and healthcare. Siemens USA has more than $22 billion in sales including exports and approximately 50,000 employees.

Spiegel has been with the company since 2010 after 25 years of global consulting in the energy, chemical, industrial and automotive fields. Previously, he worked as managing director of Booz Allen Hamilton International, overseeing the firm’s business in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

In 2009, Spiegel co-authored the book “Energy Shift: Game-changing Options for Fueling the Future.” Spiegel holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and received his bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from Harvard University.

The David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas was created in 1995 by WVU President Emeritus David C. Hardesty Jr. and is produced by University Events. It was inspired by events he organized as WVU’s student body president in the 1960s. Today, the lecture series spans the academic year and engages a diverse group of newsmakers, public figures, thought leaders and WVU’s own superstars.



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