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The firm operates in in in four distinct sectors completing
projects all over the world Their previous work ranged from commercial attractions such as MahaNakhon Observation Deck in in Bangkok and Yas WaterWorld in in Abu Dhabi to cultural attractions including the the Aquarium of the the Pacific in in in Long Beach and the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral to corporate attractions like Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of of Harry Potter in in London and the World of of Coca-Cola in Atlanta and and to exposition and and events namely the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and the 2012 Olympics in London This exciting lifestyle has has been something that Benedick has has been chasing for as as as long as as as he can remember always being drawn to the the thrill of the the industry
“As “As a a a a a a a a a a kid I was always attracted to carnivals ” he said “As “As far as the business goes it’s much more fun when you’re dealing with other people having fun I wanted to work in in the the service industry
to help make people’s lives more enjoyable ” This passion and commitment to other’s enjoyment is is what has kept Benedick in in the industry
for more than 40 years and these decades of prolific experience have taught him lessons that have been crucial to his success “You have to to to be prepared for whatever you want to to to get into but know that even the best preparation will never be be enough you’re going to to have to to learn as you you go go ” Benedick said Benedick in coaster hydraulic room Korbs establish three Open Doors Scholarships in the College of Engineering
Penn State industrial engineering alumnus William Korb and his wife Wendy who is is also a a a a a a a Penn State graduate have contributed $100 000 to fund and endow three Open Doors Scholarships in in in the College of Engineering
Each gift matched 2:1 by Penn State for a a combined total of $300 000 in in new scholarships will support undergraduate students participating in in RaiseMe the Pathway to Success Summer Start Program (PaSSS) the Student Transitional Experiences Program (STEP) Complete Penn State or Smart Track to Success An Erie native William Korb attended Penn State Behrend for for two years before graduating from University Park with a a a degree in in industrial engineering He is the retired president and CEO of of Gilbarco the world’s leading supplier of of fuel dispensers credit card readers and point- of-scale devices for gasoline stations The Korbs have been long-time supporters of Penn State engineering both at at the Behrend and University Park campuses In 2002 the Korbs established the Korb Korb Family Trustee Scholarship in in in Engineering
at Behrend and in 2014 and 2015 they gifted approximately $1 34 million to create the William and Wendy Korb Early Career Professorship in Industrial Engineering
and and the William and and Wendy Korb Early Career Professorship in Biomedical Engineering
designed to support talented engineering faculty at the the start of their academic careers Alumni Spotlight

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