Former National Services Industries Executive an honorary inductee of Beta Gamma Sigma at KSU

Harry Maziar‚ retired chairman of the chemical division of National Service Industries/Acuity…

Georgia (Dec 13, 2005) — Former National Services Industries Executive an honorary inductee of Beta Gamma Sigma at KSU

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Harry Maziar‚ retired chairman of the chemical division of National Service Industries/Acuity Brands‚ will be installed as an honorary inductee of Beta Gamma Sigma‚ an honor society serving business programs‚ at an induction ceremony Dec. 13 at Kennesaw State University.

Maziar‚ who was the first Executive in Residence at the business school‚ will offer his insights in a speech to the student inductees at the ceremony that will take place in Room 151 in the Burruss Building on the KSU campus at 5 p.m.

“Harry Maziar is a wonderful mentor to our business students‚ both for his success with National Service Industries as well as for his community work‚” says Tim Mescon‚ dean of the Michael J. Coles School of Business at KSU. “He is an inspiration to our students. His tenure as our first Executive in Residence has proven to be a great success; he cares about our students and spends a great deal of time talking with them‚ and even more importantly‚ listening to them.”

Maziar‚ a native Atlantan‚ retired as chairman of the Chemical Division of NSI/Acuity Brands‚ a company with annual revenues of more than $2 billion. He started his career in 1960 as a sales representative and in 1971 became president of Zep Manufacturing Co.‚ a large multi−national division of NSI which makes more than 1‚000 cleaning and maintenance products. In 1997‚ he was appointed chairman of the chemical group‚ assuming responsibility for Zep Manufacturing‚ Selig Chemical‚ Enforcer Products and National Chemical.

Maziar has been just as successful in his civic work‚ including serving or having served as president or board member of the Atlanta Jewish Community Center‚ Jewish Family and Career Services‚ the Atlanta Humane Society‚ Junior Achievement of Atlanta‚ United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and the Chemical Specialty Manufacturers Association.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student can receive in a business program that is accredited by AACSB International.

Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 540‚000 outstanding students into membership since its founding in 1913. These 540‚000 members have served in corporate‚ government‚ non−profit‚ educational‚ and other management positions at every level of responsibility.

In 2004−05‚ the Society inducted more than 20‚900 new members. Beta Gamma Sigma has established 430 collegiate chapters in all 50 U.S. states and 11 countries at schools accredited by AACSB International. Additionally‚ 18 alumni chapters serve the needs of alumni members in major metropolitan areas.

Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚500 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



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