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S. Mark Tyler, founder of OEM Fabricators, is the 2012 Executive in Residence for the College of Business and Economics at UW-River Falls. Tyler, who struggled through his early years in school, earned his MBA from the University of St. Thomas last year. Photo courtesy of UWRF Communications, Kathy M. Helgeson

Executive says: Defining, realizing success is up to you

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Recalling his grandfather whose "values did not include prohibition," a prison inmate, and a boss who took credit for his subordinates' work, S. Mark Tyler advised students to set their own standards for success.

Tyler, president of OEM Fabricators and this year's executive in residence at UW-River Falls, addressed a packed ballroom of students, faculty and community members April 3.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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