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Friel, Ed

Executive Career Mentor
College of Business


Holcomb Building - 131


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

Career Mentor. I spent 45 years in Sales and Marketing with Cummins, including 20 years with the Corporation, and 25 in the Cummins Distributor network. Last position was VP-Marketing with Cummins Mid-States, later named Cummins Crosspoint, headquartered in Indianapolis.

Good skills in written/verbal communication, relationship building, coaching, team building. Known to be a creative thinker.

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
"The Lighter Side of Rectal Surgery", a book of humor, available on the Barnes & Noble website. # 194,000 on the B & N sales list!

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Executive in Residence/ Career Mentor.

Personal Hobbies
Reading, guitar, (an absolutely miserable player), Church Youth work, writing,(second book "Chainsaws Make the Beer Taste Better" in editing mode)


B.S. in Business , Ohio State University, 1964. many certificates in sales, marketing, relationships from Cummins sponsored training seminars.