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Published 6/15/2005

Dillin Corporation Chief Operating Officer Named to Owens Foundation Board of Directors

Daniel E. Kimmet 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 meeting.

"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 education."

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 Florence, Kentucky.

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.


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