Paul Worstell to speak to Economic Roundtable

MARIETTA — The retired president of PRO-TEC Coating Co. will be keynote speaker at the Economic Roundtable noon Wednesday at the Parkersburg Country Club.

Paul Worstell will speak about “Process Wrapped in Culture: PRO-TEC’s Performance Excellence Journey.”

Worstell, the 2018-19 Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence at the McDonough Center at Marietta College, supports organizations with executive coaching, leadership training, cultural transformation, and leadership retreats.

In 2010, he retired as president from PRO-TEC Coating in Leipsic, Ohio, a joint venture and partnership of U.S. Steel and Kobe Steel Ltd. of Japan. Before joining PRO-TEC, he spent 26 years with U.S. Steel’s operations in Pittsburgh.

After retiring from U.S. Steel, Worstell served for six years as a business coach with Six Disciplines Consulting.

He earned a bachelor’s in business economics from Mount Union College and an MBA from the University of Findlay.

Worstell is chairman of the board of trustees of the Partnership for Excellence. He also serves on the board of the Baldrige Foundation, the Blanchard Valley Health System, the Findlay Area YMCA and the University of Findlay College of Business Advisory Board.

He has lectured at the University of Findlay, the University of Mount Union and Ohio Northern University on topics of leadership and was an adjunct professor teaching organizational leadership. He is a past Dana Chair as the executive-in-residence at the University of Findlay.

Worstell also will conduct a Leadership Q&A at 4 p.m. Tuesday, in room 205 in the McDonough Center.

Other speakers this spring will be Mark Schweitzer, senior vice president at Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, at noon March 6 at the Marietta Country Club and Mary Korn, chief operating officer at, noon, April 16 at the Parkersburg Country Club.

The Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley is a non-partisan non-political educational organization that formed in 1982 as a result of collaboration between the Business and Economics Department at Marietta College and a mix of business, civic and educational leaders.