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Compuware CEO, NHL Owner Visits OWU for Heisler Business Ethics Lecture


February 10, 2003

[ Peter Karmanos Jr. Photo ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Peter Karmanos Jr. -- chairman, chief executive officer and co-founder of Compuware Corporation, a billion-dollar company recognized globally for helping businesses build quality applications -- will speak at Ohio Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 3:10 p.m. in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library. Karmanos will speak about "Customers, Employees and Owners." His lecture is part of OWU's Heisler Business Ethics Lecture Series.

Compuware, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., had fiscal 2001 revenues of more than $2 billion and approximately 13,000 employees. In 28 years of leadership under Karmanos, Compuware has become Michigan's sixth largest exporter, offering more than 130 software products from offices located in 47 countries. Karmanos also is a co-owner of three hockey teams: the Carolina Hurricanes, the Plymouth Whalers, and the Florida Everblades. He is committed to youth hockey and began building a premier youth hockey program in 1974 for the children of Southeast Michigan.

In memory to his late wife, Karmanos made gifts of more than $26 million to establish the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Now remarried to wife Debra, they both are devoted to philanthropic causes and continue to raise money for cancer research nationwide.

For more information about the lecture, which is free and open to the public, call 740-368-3550.