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Product Development Technologies (PDT) Joins Northern Illinois University in its Entrepreneur Development Event "Social Impact Summit"


LAKE ZURICH, IL—March 25, 2016—Product Development Technologies (PDT), a global, full-service product development firm, announces Stephen Lingle, Director of Electrical Engineering for PDT, will be joining a panel of Chicago technology leaders at the 4th annual Social Impact Summit hosted by The Collegiate Association of Unreasonable Social Entrepreneurs (CAUSE) at Northern Illinois University (NIU).


NIU CAUSE developed the Social Impact Summit to educate individuals about the application of social entrepreneurship, which leverages business techniques to find solutions to social problems, to inspire those to enlarge their societal and environmental impacts and to facilitate networking among those passionate about making a difference in the world.


“It is exciting to see a room full of young entrepreneurs from my alma mater trying to make a real difference in society,” said Lingle. “I remember being in this exact same position as an undergraduate; your career is about to take off and can go any direction possible. It can be exciting, scary and every other emotion in-between. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and mentoring this group of young professionals in whatever way possible.”


Lingle joined PDT’s electrical engineering team in 2008, where he currently manages a variety of product development programs in the consumer, medical and defense sectors. He brings 15+ years of experience in designing and managing hardware architectures, embedded devices, and user interface subsystems. Lingle holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in digital design from Northern Illinois University.


The Social Impact Summit includes a keynote speaker, three panels and a “Pitch with a CAUSE” competition, where teams will present their ideas for a social startup for a chance to take home a $1,500 first place prize. PDT is proud to be a platinum level sponsor for the Social Impact Summit for the second consecutive year. PDT has employed many NIU Engineering Alumni and looks forward to maintaining a great relationship with the university.


To learn more about the event or register to attend, please visit: http://www.niucause.com/



About Product Development Technologies (PDT)

Product Development Technologies (PDT) is a global, full-service product development firm with 120 employees worldwide. Team members have expertise in a wide range of product development disciplines, including strategy, scouting, design research, industrial design, user experience development, mechanical and electrical engineering, software development, and sourcing. PDT’s award winning product designs have been recognized with more than 100 awards from authorities such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the Industrial Designers Society of America and The Consumer Electronics Association. For more information, please go to www.pdt.com.


For more information, please contact:

Logan Fox

Public Relations Coordinator

Product Development Technologies (PDT) + Telefonix, Inc.

One Corporate Dr., Ste. 110

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Tel: (847) 821-3058

E-mail: Logan.Fox@pdt.com




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