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Dillin Corporation Chief Operating Officer Named to Owens Foundation Board of Directors
Owens Community College has named Daniel E. Kimmet, chief operating
officer for Dillin Corp., to serve on the Board of Directors for the
Owens Community College Foundation. The College's Foundation Board of
Directors approved the new appointment during the recent quarterly
"We are extremely honored to have one of Northwest Ohio's most well
respected leaders within the business community join Owens' Foundation
Board of Directors," said Gary Dettling, Owens Foundation president
and chief executive officer. "Daniel Kimmet brings a wealth of
experience and knowledge to the College's Foundation and shares
Owens' commitment of providing students with excellence in higher
Kimmet is one of 21 leaders within the government, business and
industry communities comprising the Foundation's Board of Directors.
The Owens Foundation was incorporated in April 2002 and has over $1.5
million in assets.
The mission of the Owens Foundation and its Board of Directors is
cultivating gift initiatives, targeting successful alumni, business and
industry members who are committed to investing and supporting the
educational needs of current and future Owens Community College
students. The Foundation's focus allows Owens to continue offering
affordable tuition, ensuring the College's academic position as the
best investment in Northwest Ohio. The Owens Community College
Foundation has awarded over $644,700 in scholarships and program support
since incorporation in 2002.
Kimmet was named the chief operating officer for Dillin Corp. in 2004.
His responsibilities entail managing the four core businesses of Dillin
Corp. with the objective of providing excellence in customer support and
program management. In addition, he oversees company staffing, customer
relations, technical support and strategic planning. Prior to his
current position, Kimmet was an executive with Aeroquip Corp., which
became part of Eaton Corp. in 1999. He also later served as chief
operating officer for AP Technoglass Co. (now AGC Automotive) in
His professional and community involvement includes membership with the
Society of Automotive Engineers and The Ohio State University Mechanical
Engineering Advisory Board. Kimmet previously held board-level positions
with the National Fluid Power Association, the United Way and The Ohio
State University Center of Automotive Research Advisory Board.
Kimmet earned his master's and bachelor's degrees in mechanical
engineering from The Ohio State University. He resides in Toledo.
Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher
educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area
campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students,
making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is
committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched
affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in
Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service,
Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens
students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with
a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.