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Employer of the Year Award

Philips, Sleep and Respiratory Care named 2017 Co-op Employer of the Year

 Philips DS

U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering, Gerald Holder, presents the Employer of the Year award to Dave Smith from Philips, Sleep and Respiratory Care.  


The co-op program’s history with Philips, Sleep and Respiratory Care actually goes back to our first co-op in 1994, but really began to flourish in 2005. Since that time, 50 co-ops have been hired by Philips.  Because of the outstanding relationship we have had with the Monroeville locations, we have been able to cultivate relationships with both Boston and Cleveland. Our students have consistently raved about their experiences and some have been fortunate enough to accept full-time positions upon graduation.   

David Smith, a 1992 mechanical engineering Pitt graduate who co-oped with GE Aircraft, located in Cincinnati, Ohio accepted the award. Dave was instrumental in establishing this partnership.


Some previous Employer of the Year awards include:


2000 United Parcel Service
2001 AK Steel
2002 Mine Safety Appliances Company
2003 H.B. Maynard
2004 American Bridge Corporation
2005 Dupont Chemical Solutions Enterprise
2006 Valspar
2007 Medrad
2008 FedEx Ground
2009 Advanced Integration Group, Inc.
2010 Vocollect, Inc.
2011 FirstEnergy Corporation
2012 Siemens Energy

2013 Eaton

2014 Westinghouse

2015 Robinson Fans, Inc. and ZOLL LifeVest

2016 Curtiss-Wright EMD