Middlefield, Ohio — Darrell McNair believes in discipline.
He drives an electric car, but he won't install a charging station at MVP Plastics Inc. because he believes in planning how far he has to drive.
He's told his son and daughter who are in their 20s that they must work at least five years elsewhere after college before he'll consider bringing them onboard at MVP.
He once wrestled a match at 134 pounds at Kent State University during his freshman year despite a growth spurt that would have him regularly competing at 150 pounds. (It was a bad idea.)
“Clearly, wrestling was key to defining who I am today in terms of the discipline one must have, the commitment one must have, time, the dedication and the challenges,” said McNair, 53, president, CEO and sole owner of MVP. “A lot of times when you're in business, particularly as the CEO, you feel like you're out there by yourself sometimes. When you're out there wrestling, unlike team sports, it's you and the other fella out there on the mat going head to head. So clearly it was a learning or development experience.”