Stephen Light is a distinguished CSU Engineering alumnus and proud supporter of the CSU EcoCAR 3 Team. A specialist at turning around companies towards profitability, Stephen led numerous companies and lived in 17 locations over the course of his career. Stephen most recently served as Chairman, CEO, and President of Xerium Technologies, Inc., from 2008 to 2012. Xerium is a leading global manufacturer of machine clothing and roll covers used by papermakers to produce all grades of paper from tissue to cardboard boxes. Stephen previously served as CEO and President of Flow International Corp., the world leader of waterjet solutions, from 2003 to 2007. Prior to that, Stephen was President and CEO of Omniquip Textron Group, Inc., a manufacturer of aerial work platforms and hydraulic systems, from 2000 to 2002.
The goal of the College of Engineering is to serve society by educating students, solving problems of global importance, and contributing to national and international economic development. We have set our goals high and our vision is clear: to create a better world for future generations.