TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders in commercial real estate, aerospace, and materials engineering with be recognized for their accomplishments this month. The three alumni will be inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame at Arizona State University on Oct. 20. Previous inductees come from such diverse organizations as the American Red Cross, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Motorola, Wells Fargo Bank, and XM Satellite Radio.
"The new honorees have all blazed a trail in their respective fields, making a difference in their professions, their community and society as a whole," says Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. "They also set a great example for our current students that there are no limits on how far they can go in their own career paths."
The 39th annual W. P. Carey School inductees are:
Tariq Jesrai, retired chairman and CEO of Doncasters Group, spent the majority of his career in the aerospace industry. Prior to joining Doncasters, he served as CEO of McKechnie Aerospace, directing the strategy, operations and integration of all companies. He has also held executive management positions with Hartwell Corp., Aeroquip-Vickers, and Honeywell International. Jesrai received his MBA from the W. P. Carey School in 1991.
David J. Larcher, founding principal and president of Vestar, one of the largest privately held owner-operators of shopping centers in the U.S. He is responsible for Vestar's acquisition, development, and operational activities, and acts as the key contact for Vestar's retail relationships. A member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Urban Land Institute, Larcher also serves on the several boards in the Phoenix area. He earned a bachelor's degree in real estate from ASU in 1982.
Guisheng Yang, chairman of Shanghai Genius Advanced Material (Group) Co. Ltd., which he established in 1992. Genius Group fills gaps in the field of engineering plastics in China and promotes the development of relevant industries. The company is noted for its independent innovation, energy conservation, and the cooperation it fosters between industries, universities, and research institutes. Yang has earned two W. P. Carey degrees in Shanghai, his MBA in 2007 and a DBA in 2015.
Alumni, business leaders, and students will attend the Homecoming Hall of Fame event Thursday, Oct. 20 at McCord Hall Plaza on ASU's Tempe campus. The reception starts at 6 p.m. Advance registration is requested at wpcarey.asu.edu/fame or by calling (480) 965-3978.
W. P. CAREY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top-ranked and largest business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from more than 100 countries and include over 50 National Merit Scholars. For more information, please visit wpcarey.asu.edu.
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