Leaders in the Industry Speaker Series


Mr. Joe Schluterman, owner and operator of Paris Ford was the guest speaker in the “Leaders in the Industry” Series held on March 29 at Arkansas Tech – Ozark.

Schluterman is a 1982 graduate of Arkansas Tech – Ozark, formerly Arkansas Valley Technical Institute with a Technical Certificate in Automotive Technology.

He began his career as a technician building his reputation as a hardworking, dependable, and goal oriented employee. Joe later combined his knowledge, work effort and his desire to set goals into a successful business for the past 18 years in Paris, Arkansas.

Schluterman shared this career path with approximately 150 students stating, “He got where he is today through hard work and dedication.” His career to this point is defined as a trained technician, businessman, entrepreneur, community servant and leader. He is known around the River Valley for his commitment to his community and to his family.

The “Leaders in the Industry” Speaker Series is industry practitioners discussing the factors that contributed to their success in the field and conveyed to the Arkansas Tech – Ozark campus community.