Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver President Graduates from Executive Program at Harvard Business School
Pittsburg, Calif. – April 30, 2019 – Bishop-Wisecarver, a trusted industrial automation company offering proven motion solutions that are expertly designed and delivered to perform, today announced that company President, Pamela Kan, graduated with a certificate from the Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School on March 28, 2019.
Established more than 50 years ago, OPM is a rigorous, nine-week Executive Education program held over a three year period, for executives with at least 10 years of management experience and who hold a major equity stake in their company. Participants represent a diverse range of organizations from around the world and hold dual roles as owner and CEO or COO of firms with annual sales ranging from ten million to nearly a billion dollars. Taught by Harvard Business School’s faculty, the program focuses on the frameworks, technology, and strategic tools essential for success in today’s challenging and global business environment.
“In today’s rapidly evolving workplace, effective leadership requires continual learning to make sure you always have the latest tools and skills to guide your company’s long-term success,” said Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver. “What I learned during the Harvard Business School program has already led to new ideas, collaborations and process that have generated revenue and quantifiable benefits for me, my employees and our customers.
Kan received a scholarship from the Women’s President Organization (WPO) and the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) to help pay for the OPM tuition and expenses.
About Pamela Kan
Pamela Kan has served as president of Bishop-Wisecarver since 2000 and helps the company leverage its 70 years of experience to provide proven motion solutions enabling customers to solve their toughest industrial automation challenges. Kan’s entrepreneurial vision and commitment to customer service helped her lead the company in its first acquisition, as well as become certified in the Bay Area Green Business Program and as a WBENC-certified woman-owned business.
As one of the few female leaders in the manufacturing industry, Kan is active in several regional and national trade organizations helping to promote manufacturing as a strong career option, as well as STEM-focused student programs and mentoring groups for new women business owners. Kan has received numerous awards including the 2018 Women’s Business Enterprise STAR for WBENC, the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award and the 2016 Mary Lehman MacLachlan Economic Empowerment Award from the WPO.
About Harvard Business School
Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 70 open enrollment Executive Education programs and 55 custom programs, and HBX, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who make a difference in the world, shaping the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/opm.
Bishop-Wisecarver’s proven motion solutions are expertly designed and delivered to perform, enabling customers to solve their toughest industrial automation challenges. Leveraging nearly 70 years of experience, the company has earned the reputation of providing unmatched quality, reliability, service and engineering support for every stage of a customer’s design cycle. Combining long-lasting performance with ease of installation, Bishop-Wisecarver products offer the lowest cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications ranging from Aerospace to Medical to X-Y-Z systems and more. No matter the application or extreme environmental conditions, Bishop-Wisecarver designs innovative solutions from concept to completion, from prototype to production, on time and on budget. To learn more, please visit www.bwc.com.
Harvard Business School Communications
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