Gordon Mills Honored at Lyndon State College
2nd Floor of Lyndon State College Academic Building Dedicated to Local Visionary
June 1, 2015
Gordon Mills, a visionary business and civic leader and entrepreneur, was honored at Lyndon State College Friday, May 29, 2015. Family, friends, and former employees gathered for a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony of the second floor of the Academic and Student Activities Center.
The dedication of the Gordon Mills Center for Business Education reflects the life and accomplishments of Mills, who co-founded EHV Industries, Inc. (now known as WEIDMANN Electrical Technology, Inc.) in 1969 with Bob Fuehrer. The money raised for this dedication was directed to the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship (CRE).
Ann Nygard, the Director of the CRE, spoke to Mill’s lasting affects on the community, “I wasn’t fortunate enough to know Gordon. But I am very fortunate to be able to do work that taps into his core values of leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation. As a legacy to his vision and his friends and family’s commitment to the region, we are able to make meaningful impactful and continue his good work.”
Vice President of WEIDMANN John Goodrich shared why donating to the CRE is important and a great way to honor his friend; “What really drove Gordon was his spirit of entrepreneurism and his dream for everyone to make their lives better. He firmly believed that free enterprise was the real pathway toward a better life.”
The ceremony was held Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10 a.m.