August 23, 2013
Appointments, honors and activities
• Alumni honors:
- Purdue graduate Jim Mitchell is CEO of Fuhu, named Inc. Magazine's fastest growing privately held company for 2013. Fuhu creates children's products that are socially responsible and dedicated to the intellectual development of children. The company created the Nabi, the first Android tablet for children. Inc. says the company has grown 42,148 percent in three years. Mitchell earned a bachelor's degree from Krannert School of Management in 1989. Before joining Fuhu, he spent 19 years with the consulting firm Accenture, becoming a partner in 2000. Mitchell's father, Donald, is a retired Purdue philosophy professor.- Purdue alumnus Randall Hottle, a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting LLP, will receive a 40 Under 40 Recognition Award from M&A Advisor. M&A Advisor said the award winners were chosen for their accomplishments and contribution from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of business leaders. Hottle is being recognized in the service provider category. His area of focus at Deloitte is mergers and acquisition and turnaround/performance improvement. Prior to joining Deloitte, Hottle worked for six years at two medical device companies. He earned his MBA in finance and operations from the Krannert School of Management.