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WHAT: The Boler School of Business Fall 2008 Leadership Speaker Series WHO: Jack Kahl ’62 has been recognized globally for his innovative approach to business. Jack earned these accolades as an entrepreneur and the creator of Duck® Tape. He grew his company, Manco Inc., from a small industrial tape distributor into a leading global consumer products company. He bought Manco with $10,000 cash and an $182,000 loan in 1971, and sold the business to the Henkel Group nearly three decades later when sales topped $180 million. His was the first company to receive three Wal-Mart "Vendor of the Year" awards and OfficeMax's "Vendor of the Year - Supply Chain" Award. Manco was also one of the revolutionary companies featured in Jim Collin's best-selling book, Built to Last. Jack serves on the boards of several private companies and has been the keynote speaker for countless conferences and companies around the globe. In addition, he has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Industry Week, CEO Brief, Forbes, Fortune Small Business, and Inc. Magazine, talking about Manco and his visionary approach to business. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at John Carroll University. In 1995, he was named one of the "50 Finest Graduates" of The John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business. WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2008 5 p.m. WHERE: John Carroll University 20700 North Park Blvd. University Heights, OH Administration Building, Room 258 CONTACT: Scott Allen 216.397.4418 or