Statement issued Monday:
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Bernardo Quintana, an engineer and business leader, will deliver the keynote address at Indiana Tech's 2012 Commencement on May 19.
"Our graduates will be working in a more global economy than ever before," said Dr. Arthur Snyder, Indiana Tech president. "We are fortunate to have someone as internationally successful as Mr. Quintana as our guest speaker."
Quintana's international expertise is particularly fitting this year because the university will confer its first Ph.D. in Global Leadership at the May ceremony. The ceremony also will honor about 600 students who have earned an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree at one of Indiana Tech's 13 locations or online.
Quintana is chairman of the board of Empresas ICA, the largest construction company in Mexico and one of the most important in Latin America. He also is chairman of the board of Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, which operates 13 international airports in Mexico in alliance with Aeroports de Paris.
Quintana earned a civil engineering degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California-Los Angeles.
Quintana is member of the Mexican Council of Businessmen, and he sits on the boards of CEMEX Mexico, Banamex financial group, and Grupo Maseca. He is a member of the Mexican Civil Engineer's College, the Alumni Society of the Engineering Faculty at UNAM, and the Javier Barros Sierra Foundation. In the United States, Quintana is a member of the boards of the Claremont Graduate University, the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and the Culver Educational Foundation.
In 2007, in recognition of his career in business, the Mexico-U.S. Chamber of Commerce of Washington, D.C., honored Quintana with the "Good Neighbor Award," an award given to both public and private sector leaders.