The Denning Technology & Management Program proudly announces its Corporate Affiliates.
These companies recognize and value the unique opportunities provided by the Denning Technology & Management (T&M) Program to engage talented students who will be cross-trained in business, computing, and engineering, and have specialized training in teamwork and leadership. T&M students benefit from networking with industry leaders who are excited to interface with young talent.
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2012 net sales of over $1.9 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, with operations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Their innovative lighting solutions cover both conventional fixtures and advanced solid-state technology that can seamlessly integrate with powerful digital controls and day-lighting to create greater energy efficiencies and a higher quality of light.
Boeing continues to be the leader in providing innovative products to its customers that utilize the latest technology and reduce emissions and operating costs. We employ some of the most talented and imaginative engineers who develop the most groundbreaking products in the industry. We are excited about participating in the Denning Technology & Management program. Their focus on experiential learning and combining management with engineering is producing the kind of student that we want at the Boeing Company.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-enabled solutions; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative customer-financing options.
With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 165,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. More than 123,000 employees hold college degrees -- including nearly 32,000 advanced degrees -- in virtually every business and technical field from approximately 2,700 colleges and universities worldwide. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.
Caterpillar's continued success relies on its people. The young students of today will become our future leaders. As a corporate affiliate of Georgia Tech's Technology and Management Program, Caterpillar has a unique opportunity to interact directly with these students and share our culture of people and technology. In return, Caterpillar receives the energy, creativity, and passion of young minds eager to learn and find solutions. This is a win / win for Caterpillar and Georgia Tech ... two outstanding organizations.
In the last 80 years, Caterpillar has grown to be the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines. The company delivers products, services and technologies in three principal lines of business: Machinery, Engines and Financial Products. In partnership with its worldwide dealer network, Caterpillar drives positive and sustainable change on every continent. As a global company, with hundreds of locations worldwide to serve and support a large customer base, they are able to respond quickly to customer needs. Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division, located in Griffin, GA, will be a key corporate connection for the T&M program. The Electric Power Division has been building engines and electric power systems for more than 75 years and is a consistent performer in industry applications from healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical to commercial, construction, mining, residential, and telecommunications.
Elavon proudly supports Georgia Tech's Denning Technology and Management Program as a Corporate Affiliate and part of our on-going investment in innovation. The Program's unique focus on merging business, technology, and engineering while addressing the soft skills of students to produce the highest contributors possible is of great value to the business community. Elavon views this relationship as mutually beneficial in developing strong leaders and talent.
With offices in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and throughout Europe, Elavon is a leading global provider of merchant acquiring services, providing integrated payment processing to more than 1.2 million merchants through relationships with financial institutions, associations, MSP’s and other channel partners. Elavon sets new standards in connectivity, convenience, reliability, security, and innovation.
Elavon focuses on delivering reliable and secure payment solutions to help businesses succeed in an increasingly complex global marketplace. By serving as a single source for payments worldwide, Elavon sets new standards in convenience, reliability, security and innovation.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax Inc. employs approximately 7,000 people in 15 countries through North America, Latin America and Europe. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500® Index.
Customers have trusted Equifax for over 100 years to deliver innovative solutions with the highest integrity and reliability. Businesses — large and small — rely on them for consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio management, fraud detection, decisioning technology, marketing tools, and much more. They empower individual consumers to manage their personal credit information, protect their identity, and maximize their financial well-being.
We value innovation at Georgia-Pacific and by supporting Georgia Tech's Technology & Management program we get the unique opportunity to meet and work with this impressive group of students and faculty studying the interplay between technology and market forces. At the same time, we are able to share with them our unique business management philosophy called Market Based Management ®, which we use to create value for our customers, our communities and our company in innovative ways.
Founded in 1927 as a wholesaler of hardwood lumber, Georgia-Pacific (GP) has grown to become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific has over 300 locations across North America, South America, and Europe, employing over 50,000 people. GP has more than 70 sites certified under the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program, making it one of the safest companies in the forest products industry. The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange from 1949 through 2005, when it was acquired by Koch Industries, Inc., a privately owned company based in Wichita, Kansas.
At HP, we believe in the power of ideas. From cutting edge personal digital equipment to the most powerful IT solutions, we use ideas to put technology to work for everyone. And we believe that ideas thrive best in a teamwork culture. That is why everyone at every level in every function is encouraged to have original ideas, to express them and to share them. We believe anything can be achieved if you really believe in it, and we will invest in your ideas to change lives and working practices. It is all to do with what sets us apart as a company. At HP, we work across borders, and without limits. Global virtual teams share resources and pool their brainpower to solve business issues and meet personal goals. Each individual is valued for the unique skills, experiences and perspective they bring. And it’s how ideas – and people – grow.
We see this as a two-way learning opportunity as T&M students gain experience with The Home Depot, while at the same time, we gain insight from their fresh perspectives on how we can leverage opportunities we see in our future.
Started in Atlanta in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, The Home Depot is now the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer. The company invented the "do-it-yourself" concept of home renovation, spawning a new global industry. There are more than 2,200 stores in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and China. The Home Depot is the fastest-growing retailer in U.S. history and has developed strategic product alliances directly with industry-leading manufacturers to deliver exclusive assortments to customers.
Interface understands the value of innovation. It has driven us for decades, and continues to place us in the leadership position in our industry. Our desire to innovate is the key reason we are so proud to support the Georgia Tech Technology and Management program. Our interaction with these students allows us to take a fresh look at the pressing issues in our business, and provides us with real solutions to some of our most critical problems.
Since its founding in 1973, Interface has grown into a billion-dollar corporation, named by Fortune as one of the "Most Admired Companies in America" and the "100 Best Companies to Work For." It has diversified and globalized its businesses, with sales in 110 countries and manufacturing facilities on four continents and is now the world’s leading producer of soft-surfaced modular floor coverings. Interface is committed to people, process, product, place and profits. It strives to create an organization wherein all people are accorded unconditional respect and dignity; one that allows each person to continuously learn and develop. It focuses on product service through constant emphasis on process quality and engineering. It pays careful attention to customers’ needs to deliver superior value to its customers. Interface is a corporation that cherishes nature and places a priority on restoring the environment. Interface leads by example and uses business practices that strive to leave the world a better place.
We are very excited about being an affiliate of the Technology and Management program at Georgia Tech. The program fits very well into our talent needs and since it is being implemented at one of our top recruiting colleges it was a very easy decision. We believe that it is talent from programs like this one that will help us to more effectively meet our customer's needs well into the future.
With a wide array of products, systems and services, Siemens is a world leader in industry, infrastructure, energy, and healthcare. Siemens views innovation as a critical component of entrepreneurial success and this vision has inspired the company to place rigorous innovation management as a top priority. In 2007, they invested approximately $4.5 billion in research and development worldwide, and generated more than 30 new inventions every business day from their laboratories. The United States is one of Siemens’ largest markets, with annual sales of $19.8 billion. Worldwide, Siemens and its subsidiaries reported annual sales of $96.6 billion in FY 2007, employing 400,000 people in 190 countries.