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Dial to Sponsor PDMA Technology Conference

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Dial to Sponsor PDMA Technology Conference

Press release date: February 22, 2007

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 21: The Arizona Chapter of Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) and The Dial Corporation, a Henkel company, are proud to sponsor the third annual Thought Leadership Conference on March 9, 2007 in Phoenix. This premier annual conference is designed for technologists and innovators who actively take part in new product development and technology applications. Dial is this year's premier sponsor and is delighted to be partnering with PDMA on this highly educational and informative event. "We continuously seek out ways to enrich our employees and build collaborative relationships with other technology colleagues, and PDMA continues to provide the resources in which to do that," said Rick Theiler, Senior Vice President -Technology, The Dial Corporation. "The Arizona chapter of PDMA has come a long way in the last two years when it started with just a handful of dues-paying members. Today we are excited to be leading thought evolution in the area of Product Development and Management in the Valley. The support of companies like Dial has been instrumental in this success," said Asit Goel, Vice President - Optimal Strategix. The theme for this year's conference is Innovate through Sustainable Technologies, and the conference will explore: ocorporate vision for sustainability osuccessful sustainability product development strategies across industries oeconomics of sustainability oemerging trends in the practice of sustainability. The conference will feature presentations and discussions from a powerful slate of thought leaders in the area of sustainable technologies, including, Govi Rao - Vice President and General Manager, Philips Solid State Lighting; Doug Kunneman - North America Commercial Manager, Cargill/NatureWorks; Todd Brady - Corporate Environmental Manager, Intel Corporation; Wayne Rifer - Principal, Green Electronics Council; and John Potts - Founder, Green "T" and CTO, China US Center for Sustainable Development. Registration details are at or e-mail Don Hardenbrook at for more information. About Dial/Henkel The Dial Corporation, a company of Henkel KGaA, is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is one of America's leading manufacturers of consumer products, including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Renuzit® air fresheners and Right Guard® antiperspirants/deodorants. Dial products have been in the American marketplace for more than 100 years. For more information about The Dial Corporation, visit the company's web site at "Henkel - A Brand like a Friend." Henkel is a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. Henkel, a Fortune Global 500 company, operates in three strategic business areas - Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatment. In fiscal 2006 Henkel generated sales of 12.74 billion euros. More than 50,000 employees work for Henkel worldwide. People in approximately 125 countries around the world trust in brands and technologies from Henkel. For more information about Henkel, visit About PDMA The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier advocate and comprehensive resource for product development and innovation professionals around the globe. Nearly 3,000 members worldwide take advantage of the PDMA's well-integrated combination of resources encompassing professional development, education, experience, networking, collaboration, certification, and recognition. For details on the Arizona chapter and how to join, go to FCMN Contact: Web sites: Source: Henkel CONTACT: Cindy Demers, +1-480-754-4090,; or Natalie Violi, +1-480-754-5442,, both of Henkel


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