New Pig's Dan Silver named Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Dan Silver, vice president of new product development for New Pig Corp., will serve as the fall 2012 Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence on Nov. 13 and 14.

Created in 2003, the program is designed to bring successful engineering entrepreneurs with expertise in business, design or manufacturing to campus for extended interactions with students and faculty.

Silver will co-teach entrepreneurship courses, work with students and entrepreneur teams and meet with faculty and staff involved with the program.

He has headed New Pig's product development and portfolio management teams for the past six years. The Tipton, Pa.-based firm is involved in supplying liquid management solutions and industrial maintenance products for industrial, commercial, utility, military and government facilities in 70 countries.

Silver's professional experience includes directing Graco Corp.'s new business division. Graco is the juvenile products subsidiary of the Newell Rubbermaid Corp. Prior to that, he was vice president of product development for FAO Inc., which includes famed toy retailer FAO Schwarz in its brand portfolio.

Created in 2003, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program is named for and underwritten with an endowment by E.V. Bishoff, who was a Pittsburgh native and longtime supporter of the College of Engineering. The program contributes to the engineering entrepreneurship program's mission to develop new entrepreneurs and creative thinkers through innovation, leadership and project-based coursework.

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Last Updated November 06, 2012