Bob Janeczko and his son, Josh, co-own Innovative Injection Technologies Inc., known as i2tech, in West Des Moines, Iowa. They bought the custom injection molder — which serves the agricultural, appliance, building and construction, industrial, office products, and recreational markets — from Morton Industrial Group Inc. in 2003. Today, i2tech employs 140 and has annual sales of about $27 million.
Before he bought the company, the elder Janeczko had been president, chief operating officer, vice president, and general manager of the operation then known as Morton Custom Plastics. He also had responsibility for corporate quality for Morton Industrial Group.
He has served as president and COO of Morton, Ill.-based Morton Metalcraft Co., a contract manufacturer of sheet metal fabrications with five U.S. locations. Before that, he held VP posts, overseeing Morton Metalcraft's Peoria, Ill., plant and then its Southeast operations.
Janeczko spent 14 years with John Deere Davenport Works in quality and supply management. He was one of the founders of Deere's "Achieving Excellence" supplier relationship strategy. Under his watch, the Davenport Works facility became the first construction equipment manufacturer in the world to gain ISO 9001 quality-system registration.
Janeczko serves on the board of directors of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s Midwest Region. He also is on the advisory council for Drake University's adult literacy program, citing his belief that “readers are leaders.”