Thursday, September 24, 1998
My Classic Car creators to visit USI
Gage and Kimmel developed a pilot series for My Classic Car which became a weekly series on TNN, The Nashville Network, in 1996. The series has gained notoriety since then and was the only show that TNN submitted for consideration for a Cable ACE award in 1997.
An Illinois native, Gage received a bachelor's degree from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois majoring in both chemistry and physics. He also received an American Chemical Society award for his research in quantum physics. Gage received the Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Idaho.
He spent 10 years as a product development scientist and manager at The Proctor & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, followed by five years as director of product development at Mead Johnson.
Kimmel received a bachelor's degree in radio and television from Murray State University. He spent 11 years working in both commercial and public television as a producer and director of programming. In 1988, he won the Outstanding Producer/Director award for his work on the program Press Pass while working at West Michigan Public Television. Kimmel's documentary On Bended Knees won a national educational award for "best long form documentary" in 1994.
In late 1995, Kimmel founded Bradley David Productions, Inc. and holds the positions of CEO and Chairman of the Board. In 1996, Gage became a co-owner and president of the company.
The Executive-in-Residence program is a biannial event that brings a successful professional to campus to interact with students in business classes. Students will breakfast with Gage and Kimmel at 7:30 a.m. in Carter Hall. They will also hold a round table discussion with them at 1:30 p.m. in UC 215.
Call Ms. Nancy Bizal, coordinator of School of Business external relations, at 464-1801 for more information.