Friday, September 19, 2008

School of Business Lecture Series

The first lecture is coming up this Monday! Don't miss it!

“From the Ground Up: Turning an Idea into a Business”
Presented by Sidney Stein '78, president, Stein Fibers, Ltd.

Monday, September 22,
12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Roger Bacon Hall, Key Auditorium

Chip Stein ’78, along with his father and his business partner, founded Stein Fibers LTD in Colonie, NY more than 30 years ago. As a broker of fiberfill (synthetic fiber manufactured from recycled plastic bottles and other polyester waste) Stein Fibers buys on the world market and then ships, from eight distribution centers in North America, to customers in the United States and Canada. Those businesses use the material as filler for pillows, mattresses, sleeping bags, comforters, automotive filters and insulation, among other applications. Recently, Stein Fibers decided to become a manufacturer of fiberfill, as well as continuing to be brokers. The Capital District Business Review published an article about Mr. Stein and Stein Fibers LTD in November, 2007 .

Mr. Stein was born in Albany and graduated from Shaker High School. He then continued his studies at Bentley College and graduated from Siena College in 1978. He and his wife, Ilene, reside in Loudonville and have two daughters. His daughters, Jodi Stein and Heather Stein are both in their senior year at Union College, and are enrolled in the 5-year B.S./MBA program there. Jodi and Heather will be co-presenting with their father at this lecture series program.

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