Walt Ehmer, president and CEO of Waffle House (and namesake of Walt's Soup), will discuss "Becoming a Leader, the Waffle House Way."
Published on: 02-05-2013
Georgia Tech’s IMPACT Speaker
Series will feature alumnus Walt Ehmer, president and CEO of Waffle House
Inc., on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Ehmer, whose lecture is titled "Becoming a Leader, the Waffle House
Way," will speak at 4:30 p.m. in LeCraw Auditorium of the Georgia Tech
Scheller College of Business (800 West Peachtree Street).
Free and open to the public, the IMPACT series brings notable business
executives, high-tech entrepreneurs, and intellectual leaders to the
College. The Ehmer lecture is sponsored by Tech's Institute for Leadership
and Entrepreneurship, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Student
Ehmer, who earned his bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering
at Tech in 1989, began his career as a sales engineer for Allen-Bradley Company
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After joining Waffle House in 1992 as a senior buyer
in the purchasing department, he was promoted to director of purchasing in
1996, vice president of finance in 1999, chief financial officer in 2001,
president in 2006, and CEO in 2012.
Walt's Soup, named for Ehmer, is available at the 1,600-plus Waffle House
restaurants in 25 states (75 percent of those owned and operated by Waffle
Currently chairman of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Ehmer serves on
the Georgia Tech President's Advisory Board and Georgia Tech Foundation Board
as well as the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
For the full Spring 2013 lineup of IMPACT speakers, visit the IMPACT Website.
IMPACT Speaker Series
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