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The Integrity of Management - Focus of Upcoming Lecture

September 4, 2003

WALTHAM, Mass.- Michael C. Ruettgers, executive chairman of EMC Corporation, will deliver a lecture entitled "The Integrity of Management and the Management of Integrity" at Bentley College on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 3:30 p.m. His speech is the inaugural Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College, through the generous support of Raytheon. The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

 

Mr. Ruettgers will examine the critical importance of ethical leadership in business, and the steps that corporations can take to ensure that they conduct their business in a manner that earns and preserves the public trust.

 

 

Mr. Ruettgers is executive chairman of EMC's board of directors, a position he has held since January 2001. In this role, he focuses on strategic business and technology directions while shaping the composition and expertise of EMC's independent and fully engaged board. Ruettgers has been with EMC since 1988, and served as CEO from 1992-2001, leading the company in a decade-long trajectory of accelerating profitable growth. From his arrival through year-end 2000, EMC's revenues grew more than 74-fold. Ruettgers spent much of his early career with Raytheon, where he played a key role in the Patriot Missile Program He holds a BS from Idaho State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

 

EMC is the world leader in computer information storage systems, software, and services, and the only company in the world dedicating itself 100% to comprehensive, automated networked storage solutions. These solutions simplify and automate the management of customers' entire computer storage environments, raising their productivity and lowering their total cost of ownership.

 

 

Founded in 1976, the Center for Business Ethics is dedicated to promoting ethical business conduct in contemporary society. With a vast network of practitioners and scholars, and an expansive multimedia library, the center provides an international forum for benchmarking and research in business ethics. The Center for Business Ethics helps corporations and other organizations strengthen their ethical cultures through educational programming and consulting, and is also a strategic partner of the Ethics Officer Association, which has more than 800 members.

 

 

Directions to Bentley are available by calling 781-891-2100 or on the web at www.bentley.edu/directions .

 

 

WHO: Michael C. Ruettgers, executive chairman, EMC Corporation

 

WHAT:Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics: "The Integrity of Management and the Management of Integrity"

 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 8 2003, 3:30 p.m.

 

WHERE: Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center, Bentley College, Waltham, MA

 

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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