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Retired Honda Executive to Serve as Executive-in-Residence at OWU

August 11, 2005

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Toshikata Amino, retired executive vice-president of Honda, will serve as the executive-in-residence at Ohio Wesleyan University's Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. He has been a frequent guest speaker and mentor at OWU since 1989.

Amino will continue to provide advice, guidance and insight to Ohio Wesleyan students throughout the academic year in his new role as executive-in-residence.

"Toshi is a real asset to our program linking theory and practice," said John Boos, professor of management and director of the Woltemade Center. "Our students can learn from his vast business expertise, particularly in international business." Amino's business interests include the auto industry, international business and not-for-profit management.

Amino worked at Honda for nearly 30 years including various assignments in Japan. In 1981 he moved to Ohio for the construction of Honda's first plant in Marysville, Ohio. Amino retired from Honda in 1995 as executive vice-president. Since his retirement, he has taught at Kansai University of International Studies in Japan, The Ohio State University, and Ohio Wesleyan.

The Woltemade Center regularly brings distinguished national and international speakers and visitors to OWU for lectures that are open to the entire campus and the general public. The center also matches students with internship opportunities, collaborates with OWU alumni to integrate theoretical knowledge and real-world experience in the classroom, and incorporates the study of business ethics into economics, accounting and management curricula. For more information, please contact John Boos at (740)-368-3546.