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Kraft Foods Scientist, Dr. Dragan Filipovic Discusses Creativity and Productivity

October 8, 2004

[ Dragan Filipovic ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Dr. Dragan Filipovic, Associate Principal Scientist for Kraft Foods Strategic Innovative Research, will lecture as part of the Sagan National Colloquium public affairs series at Ohio Wesleyan University on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 3:10 p.m. in OWU's Corns Building Room 312. Dr. Filipovic will address "Creativity and Productivity in a Manufacturing Environment," which relates to this year's Colloquium theme on "Dimensions of Creativity."

Before joining Kraft Foods Corporate R&D in 1999, Dr. Filipovic was the lead R&D engineer at Tisma Machinery Corporation, where he designed and implemented a variety of "smart" control algorithms for high-efficiency packaging systems worldwide. Dr. Filipovic is the primary author of two U.S. patents for Tisma.

At Kraft, Dr. Filipovic led a variety of strategic projects, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), advanced marketing communications, and factory diagnostic tools. In collaboration with several research laboratories in the U.S. and Europe, Dr. Filipovic currently promotes a platform called "Advanced Manufacturing Systems." The objective of this platform is to improve the operational efficiency of existing manufacturing assets using advanced technologies. Dr. Filipovic is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers association and has written over 30 technical papers. He regularly lectures at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia on the latest hi-tech trends in science and industry and also was invited to speak at the "RFID World 2003" and "Food Automation and Manufacturing" conferences.

The Sagan National Colloquium is in its 19th year at Ohio Wesleyan. All lectures are free of charge and open to the public. More information is available at snc.owu.edu or 740-368-3995.