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Inaugural Randall L. Tobias Chair Returns to Kelley Indianapolis

Martin G. Carver
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March 2, 2011

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A successful Kelley School of Business MBA graduate and global businessman returns to the Kelley School’s Indianapolis campus this month to continue his role as the inaugural Randall L. Tobias Chair and Executive in Residence.

Martin G. Carver (MBA, 1972) is visiting the IUPUI campus March 1-5, 2011. His schedule includes several classroom stops and opportunities for students, faculty and alumni to visit with him and discuss his views on business and education.

Carver is recognized as a world-class businessman. He regularly speaks on topics such as building a sustainable corporate culture, encouraging effective leadership and promoting a passionate workforce.

During his first campus visit in Nov. 2010, Carver indicated his interest in growing his relationship with the business school and said he enjoyed interacting in the classroom.

“Martin Carver exemplifies one of the strong traits of Kelley MBAs. He built a world-class business and now, having sold it, wants to work with students to pass on his knowledge and enthusiasm,” said Philip Cochran, associate dean for Indianapolis programs.

A portion of his visit will coincide with the Tobias Leadership Conference, slated for March 4-5, where he will visit with the many leadership academics and practitioners scheduled to speak at the annual event. The conference is hosted by Indiana University’s Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence, housed at Kelley Indianapolis.

Carver helped Bandag, Inc., become a global leader in tire-treading materials, equipment and tire-management services to dealers in more than 100 countries. In the 1980s and 1990s, Bandag became the world’s largest supplier of material and equipment to the tire-retreading industry. Bridgestone bought the company in 2007.

Carver spoke in November to several Kelley classes, including those focusing on operations processes, wage and salary administration and leadership. He also met with current students and recent graduates of the Evening MBA program at Kelley Indianapolis.

Follow this link to watch a video interview of Carver conducted during his first visit: