(Posted October 19, 2015)

Tom Wynn, retired president and CEO of Peerless Chain Co.
Tom Wynn, retired president and CEO of Peerless Chain Co.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Tom Wynn, retired president and CEO of Peerless Chain Co., will be an "executive in residence" for a week as part of an annual program in the Juniata College Department of Accounting, Business and Economics from Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30.

Wynn, who is based in Winona, Minn., retired in March 2015 and currently works for Peerless' parent company, KITO America, as a senior consultant specializing in strategic projects. Wynn's residency is made possible through funding from the Carl and Nancy Glaeser Executive-in-Residence Program.

Wynn will give a public presentation, "What's Your Real GPA?" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

Wynn led Peerless, which, before the merger with KITO America, was the largest manufacturerfor of industrial and consumer chain and traction products in North America, for eight years as CEO and worked as an executive for the company for 10 years.

Wynn started his career at Campbell Chain, headquartered in York, Pa. He graduated from Juniata in 1973 after earning seven varsity letters. He was a four-year starter on the Juniata football team.

Wynn will give a public presentation, "What's Your Real GPA?" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

He remains active in his community and serves on the board of directors for The Peerless Industrial Group and the Winona Community Foundation. He also serves on the board of the Winona State Warrior Club.
He agreed to visit the college as part Juniata's "executive-in-residence" program in the college's business department. While he is on campus, he will be sitting in on classes, offer advice on interviewing, resume preparation and career progression, and work with Juniata's business professors to hold workshops or one-on-one sessions.

Wynn's residency was made possible by an endowment from Carl and Nancy Glaeser. Carl Glaeser is a 1977 graduate of Juniata and Nancy Glaeser is a 1976 graduate. The program has invited Juniata alumni who have achieved uncommon success in the business world to work in residence at the college for the past three years.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.