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Gary J. LehmanGary J. Lehman

Gary Lehman was appointed to the Board of Trustees on August 14, 2010. He is the retired chairman of the board of Oerlikon Fairfield and president of Oerlikon AG-Americas. He is the founder of Cannelton Group, a firm specializing in providing management services to under-performing, privately held manufacturing companies, and he has also held executive leadership positions with John Deere, Federal Mogul Corp, ITT Industries and Philips Electronics.

Mr. Lehman is a 1974 graduate of Purdue with a bachelor's degree in industrial management. He also holds an MBA with honors from Case Western University, where he was the recipient of the Eaton Scholarship and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society.  

In the local community, Mr. Lehman serves on the boards of several civic and business organizations. These include the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Manufacturers Association, North Central Health Services, and Ivy Tech Corporate College, and he is chairman of Greater Lafayette Commerce.  He serves on the board of directors for First Merchants Corporation and Ash Access Technology, Inc., as well as the advisory board for Lafayette Bank and Trust. Mr. Lehman was the 2008 campaign chairman for United Way of Greater Lafayette and is the past president of the Sagamore Council of the Boy Scouts of America.