The Rotary Club of Hudson announced the induction of two Hudson citizens into its organization dedicated to community service.
Michael Swain, originally from Arlington, Virginia, graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He later received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Management. His business career spanned 40 years with Alcoa including assignments in engineering, sales, marketing, manufacturing and management. More than half of his Alcoa career was spent in the International arena. Late in his career he managed the start-up of a new Alcoa subsidiary in Japan and then became VP-Marketing for the $1.2 billion Alcoa Asia-Pacific regional business unit based in Tokyo and later Beijing.
After retiring from Alcoa in 2005, Michael has operated a small management consulting practice and was an adjunct instructor of International Management in the MBA Program at his alma mater, Virginia Tech. He was active in Virginia Tech’s “Study Abroad-Asia” program and assisted in leading student groups on trips to Japan. He has also been a guest lecturer at Virginia Tech, Case Western Reserve and Kent State on topics ranging from Japanese Culture to Managing in China.
Michael and his wife, Janey, reside in Hudson and have three children and nine grand children.
Doug McDowell, 31-year resident of Hudson, grew up in a Philadelphia suburb and graduated from Penn State University where he met his wife Sharon. After college he attended Naval Officer Candidate School and then spent three years in the US Navy. Afterward, Doug returned to Penn State for an MBA in Finance.
Doug enjoyed a 21-year career with Ferro Corporation where he had the responsibility of Global Credit Manager when he retired in 2013. He also has devoted 25 years to Hudson Job Search acting as an advisor and serving as treasurer and as a member of the Board.
Doug joined Rotary after "reviewing Rotary’s goal of providing a positive approach to helping people in our community and around the world--a perfect fit with his personal goals."