CEO Interview – Terry Matlack and Tim Dunn

The Triple Win: What really matters in business and in baseball This interview takes a unique peek into the key success factors of investment partnerships. They don’t all work the same so find out what really matters. Many private firms seek investor resources to fund a transaction, a transition, or a new growth trajectory. One …

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Interview with Tim Chadwick, CEO of MMC Corporation

Culture-Driven Leadership Tim Chadwick, CEO of MMC Corp since 2014, has a secret sauce for leadership born of his respect for long-time K-State Football Coach Bill Snyder. They both believe that the three most powerful words in building effective teams are “I appreciate you”. As an employee-owned company, Chadwick is laser focused on developing the …

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Interview with Chris Jones, President of Swagelok Southeast Texas

Chris Jones, Master of Strategic Implementation Chris Jones has quadrupled his revenue since 2010. He owns Swagelok Southeast Texas, a distributorship for Swagelok products. How did he do it? There are many options Jones doesn’t have. As a distributor, he has an exclusive relationship with Swagelok so he can’t add additional products or brands; he …

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Interview with Rick Blomquist, Vice President and General Manager of Pet-Ag

Beat the Odds with Acquisitions Through Strategic Clarity As Rick Blomquist knows, acquisitions play an important role in business growth, but only if successful and the odds are against you. Typically, 70-90% of mergers and acquisitions fail to generate shareholder value according to collated research and Harvard Business Review. Yet for every dollar of business …

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CEO Interview – Gordon Harton

Gordon Harton, CEO of Worldwide Steel Buildings Gordon Harton has been a long-term corporate executive and a serial entrepreneur, but regardless of his role, he has counted on two key principles to achieve his goals—know the end user better than others and be sure you have a great team. Harton worked with VF Corporation, the …

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CEO Lisa Ginter

Community America Value-Centered Vision Some CEO’s start with their vision for a company and others start with a vision for their professional careers. A few figure out how to merge the two and those often are the most successful leaders as their path to professional success is one of authenticity and genuine fulfillment. When Lisa …

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CEO Interview – Tony Prewitt

Interview with President Troy Prewitt, of Ultrax Aerospace, Incorporated with MARGARET REYNOLDS in October 2018 Growth is in their DNA: Clear Strategy and Strong Culture Makes it Easier to Bet on the Future “We bet on the future because we can’t bet on the past” Troy Prewitt is at the helm of a 23-year-old company that …

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CEO Brad Batz

Fike Corporation Smashing Through Traditional Growth Barriers Brad Batz is challenging the status quo. New to the helm of Fike Corporation, a 73-year-old privately held global company in the fire and explosion protection business, Brad doesn’t chase growth for growth sake, but his goal is to generate 4x growth. “I believe this company can be …

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CEO Kevin Brown

Omaha Steel Castings Company Challenging the status quo is never easy. First, you must realize that you need to. Then you need to figure out what you want to be different. And finally, you need to engage the organization in getting it done. To not only generate transformative results but sustain them over time requires …

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