Lessons in Leadership

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Leadership: Bell Institute's Gerald Bell

September 15, 2011 6:00 am ET

Gerald Bell, founder of the Bell Leadership Institute in Chapel Hill, N.C., has noticed differences between merely "good" corporate leaders and the true greats. He describes the difference in this video interview with Plastics News. A recognized leader in executive education and development, the institute has helped organizations develop lea...


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Leadership: SmartShape Design's Mike Maczuzak

September 1, 2011 6:00 am ET

Mike Maczuzak, president of SmartShape Design Corp. in Cleveland, shares with Plastics News the lessons he learned in setting up a U.S.-Chinese design team. Getting engineers involved in design and learning how to manage time zone differences with a multinational design staff were but a few of the challenges he faced.


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Leadership: Mack Molding's Ray Burns

August 18, 2011 6:00 am ET

Mack Molding is a leading supplier of contract manufacturing services and injection molded plastic parts to companies in a range of industries. Based in Arlington, Vt., Mack operates six locations in the United States. In this installment of PN's Lessons in Leadership video series, Ray Burns, president of Mack's southern division, tel...


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Leadership: GW Plastics' Brenan Riehl

August 3, 2011 6:00 am ET

In this latest video installment of Plastics News’ recurring Lessons in Leadership series, Brenan Riehl of GW Plastics Inc. discusses how his early experience at General Electric Co. set him on the path to pursue intellegent, capable employees a key to his success.


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Leadership: Jarden's Mike Zaagman

July 21, 2011 6:00 am ET

Mike Zaagman discovered what motivated him in life, and that helped him run his high-volume, precision injection molding business. Zaagman, senior vice president at family-owned Jarden Process Solutions in Greer, S.C., shares his story with PN in this recent interview.


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Leadership: US Farathane's Andrew Greenlee

July 7, 2011 6:00 am ET

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based US Farathane, a high tech manufacturer of injection molded, compression molded and extruded products for numerous customer segments, is among the first rank in forward-thinking businesses. In this edition of Lessons in Leadership President and CEO Andrew Greenlee discusses his vision of effective leadership.


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Leadership: Tech Group's Mike Treadaway

June 23, 2011 6:00 am ET

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Tech Group has been building injection molds since 1967. In this interview with Plastics News, Vice President and General Manager Mike Treadaway describes the moments when officials decided that precision drug delivery systems were their company's future, and what investments needed to be made in the company's work fo...


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Leadership: PCI's Tom Duffey

June 9, 2011 6:00 am ET

In this latest installment of Plastics News’ recurring Lessons in Leadership series, PCI President and CEO Tom Duffey details how a strong marketing plan has driven the molding company to success. With guidance from marketing manager Teresa Schell, during the last five years PCI has obtained 70-80 percent of its business from ne...


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Leadership: i2tech's Bob Janeczko

May 26, 2011 6:00 am ET

In this latest installment of Plastics News’ recurring Lessons in Leadership series, i2tech CEO Bob Janeczko urges processors to see their suppliers as strategic partners. i2tech expanded its overall business philosophy to include suppliers and community, which has allowed the firm to maintain a leadership role in custom molding...


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Leadership: Nypro's Ted Lapres

May 12, 2011 6:00 am ET

In this initial video of Plastics News' recurring Lessons in Leadership series, Ted Lapres, president and CEO of Nypro Inc., recounts lessons he learned from Gordon Lankton, the former owner of the Clinton, Mass., firm. Lankton in the mid-'00s engineered a deal through which U.S. employees bought through an employee stock ownership pl...


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