LHU to present spring Business Symposium, ‘Innovation Wins’

Joseph Galli, chief executive officer of Techtronic Industries Co., poses for a photograph after a Bloomberg Television interview in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Techtronic, the maker of power tools under the Hoover, Milwaukee and Ryobi brands, is getting ready for opportunities presented by U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to upgrade U.S. infrastructure, Galli said. Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University and The Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services will present the third annual Business Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 23 in Rogers Gymnasium, sponsored by Savoy Contract Furniture.

This year’s theme is “Innovation Wins,” and will feature keynote speaker, Joseph Galli Jr., Techtronic Industries Company (TTI) Group executive director and chief executive officer. Galli joined the Group in 2006 as the chief executive officer of Techtronic Appliances and was appointed to his current positions with TTI, effective February 1, 2008. He is responsible for integrating acquisitions in North America and Europe, and enhancing the global sales potential of the Group’s strong brand portfolio. He is also responsible for leading the management team in the Group’s daily operation.

Galli joined Black & Decker in 1980, where he worked for more than 19 years and held various high level management positions, rising to the position of president of Worldwide Power Tools and Accessories. During his tenure at Black & Decker, he was responsible for highly successful launch of the DeWalt brand heavy duty power tools in 1992. After leaving Black & Decker, Galli joined Amazon.com, where he was president and chief operating officer from 1999 to 2000. From 2001 to 2005, he was a director and chief executive officer of Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

Galli graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. In 1987, he obtained a master’s degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, Md.

“I am looking forward to meeting with the Lock Haven area business leaders to share ideas on innovation, corporate culture, and hiring great people,” Galli said.

The keynote address will be followed by an expert panel discussion and question and answer session. There will be opportunities for networking both before and after the event. Following the symposium, participants are invited to attend the LHU Business Hall of Fame induction luncheon in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, located on campus.

Registration for the event is $25, which includes admission to the luncheon. To register for the symposium and complimentary luncheon, visit http://www.lockhaven.edu/businesssymposium/.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lockhaven.edu, email admissions@lockhaven.edu, or call 570-484-2011.