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The Lycoming College Institute for Management Studies will welcome alumnus D. Mark Fultz, president, CEO and owner of Abtex Corporation, as a part of its James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series. His presentation, “Manufacturing Success,” will be held Tuesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in Heim Building, room G-11, on the Lycoming College campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Fultz joined Abtex Corporation in 1993 as vice president of sales and marketing. Abtex Corporation is a deburring technology company located in the Finger Lakes community of Dresden, N.Y. Abtex manufactures abrasive filament deburring brushes and application-specific deburring systems.
In 2003, Mark became president, CEO and owner of the company. During his highly successful presidency, Abtex has grown substantially and greatly expanded and diversified its product offerings.
Prior to joining Abtex Corporation, Fultz served as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force. He then joined Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. as a sales representative in the Rochester, N.Y. branch. In 1988, he was promoted to Milwaukee Wisconsin branch sales manager.
Fultz earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Lycoming in 1980 and is currently a trustee of the college.
The James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series is named for James W. Harding, a 1938 graduate of Lycoming and native of Montoursville, Pa. Harding was an executive with Kemper Insurance. As the result of a grant from the James S. Kemper foundation to endow the series, students have the opportunity to meet and network with some of America's top business executives from numerous internationally-recognized companies and firms.