Lecture this week focuses on China’s emergence

Craig Seidelson, chief engineer for Timken Corp. in China, lectures on “How ‘Made in China’ Became the World’s Most Recognized Brand” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 in Moser Hall on the campus of Youngstown State University.

Craig Seidelson

Craig Seidelson

The free presentation, which will be in Schwebel Auditorium on the second floor of Moser Hall, is part of the YSU Industrial and Systems Engineering Lecture Series. Free parking is available in the F2 lot next to the Beeghly College of Education, between Rayen and Lincoln avenues.

Since 2000, the U.S. has lost four million manufacturing jobs and closed 40,000 factories. Today, only 1 in 10 U.S. jobs are in manufacturing, compared with 1 in 3 during the 1950s. At the same time, manufacturing jobs in China have exploded to the point where 75 percent of world’s factory jobs are in China. In the lecture Seidelson examines how China emerged to be the world’s single largest producer of goods and what it means for U.S. manufacturers.

Seidelson is an associate professor of engineering and technology management at Washington State University. He is also a senior visiting research fellow at the International Academy for Production Engineering in Paris. Seidelson earned a dual bachelor’s degree in science and business from the University of Notre Dame. He then earned an MBA from the University of Manchester in the UK and a PhD from the University of West England.

For more information, contact Jennifer Miller at 330-941-4635.