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Medical device designer to speak at Lawrence Tech Feb. 23

Release Date: February 21, 2012

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – David Wright, CEO of a medical device engineering and design company, will speak on “Learning to Learn” at the Entrepreneurial Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in Lear Auditorium (T429) of the University Technology and Learning Center at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. 10 Mile, Southfield.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wright has over 40 U.S. patents and 32 years of experience in product design and management in medical device companies. In 2001, he founded Wi, Inc., of Englewood, CO, an award-winning medical device engineering and design company.

His success was not easily won, however. Wright discusses the challenge of having a learning disability and how he thrived by learning to learn at Lawrence Tech. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1986.

Lawrence Tech’s Entrepreneurial Lecture Series is sponsored by WWJ Newsradio 950, the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report, the Lawrence Tech chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and the Legends Entrepreneurial Alumni Organization.

“David Wright is an exceptional innovator and entrepreneur whose significant achievements in medical device technology have contributed so much to society,” said Michael Zulinski, chair of the Legends Entrepreneurial Alumni Organization. 

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student groups and NAIA varsity sports.