Hilary Dussing, a
Michigan Tech Geological Engineering '79 graduate is the Senior
Project Manager in Russia for Shell Oil Company of The Netherlands.
The first program was an informal gathering with Hilary Dussing
on Thursday, September 30, 2004 from 12-1pm in the Robbins Atrium.
Sub sandwiches were provided.
During this informal lunch discussion session students were able
to get to know Hilary, and ask her what it’s like in the real
world, especially doing business in Siberia..
Hilary Dussing presented a seminar on Friday, October 1, 2004 titled,
"Creating New Business in a New Country." Hilary shared
her experiences in starting a new business. The key ingredients
she listed vision and creativity, technical know-how, economic and
commercial parameters, organizational ability, political and cultural
savvy, and fortitude and a 'good story.' .
She discussed how companies, such as Shell, established a new business
in a "frontier" area, such as Sakhalin Island, Russia.
Later, Hilary Dussing was inducted into the Michigan Technological
University Academy of Geological and Mining Engineers and Scientists.