DeLancey Davis will fulfill a term from 2016 to 2019 to guide its strategic direction
Franklin Electric Co. Inc. announced DeLancey Davis, vice president and president of North America Water Systems, was appointed to the Hydraulic Institute’s 2016 to 2019 board of directors. The board is primarily responsible for guiding the strategic direction and defining the organizational priorities for the Hydraulic Institute, a global authority on pumps and pumping systems.
Donald Pajarito and Richard Allison join AXEON, develop existing and new business relationships
AXEON Water Technologies is expanding its sales team with the addition of two new representatives, Donald Pajarito and Richard Allison.
Pajarito graduated from California State University-San Marcos from the College of Business Administration in 2001 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. He brings more than three years of water treatment experience and expertise with a history of driving growth through increased new account development.
Nathan Olds most recently worked for Honeywell Intl.
Grundfos Pumps Corp. appointed Nathan Olds as vice president of domestic building services (DBS) trade for the U.S. In this role, Olds will manage wholesale distribution for the company’s heating and plumbing products. He will report to DBS Executive Vice President Terry Teach.
Olds holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, Chicago. He most recently served as the vice president and general manager for the specialty safety business at Honeywell Intl.
Michael Thompson will address engaging employees
Michael Thompson, president of Applied Management Group Inc., will speak at a 2016 WQA Convention and Exposition session entitled, “Empowered Personnel Workshop: The Template for Developing Engaged Employees That Deliver Exceptional Customer Service.” The session will take place on Thursday, March 17, from 8 to 9:50 a.m. in room 102 AB at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. Attendees will learn how to develop a concise description of what outstanding customer service might look like in their businesses and how to cultivate a performance culture that impresses customers.
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In the water business, things are rarely easy, so it is tempting to think that only the “smart” or the “lucky” are able to succeed. Frankly, it usually has less to do with luck or IQ and more to do with good timing and the ability to manage change, as stated by marketing expert Leon C. Megginson in his most famous quote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
Creating & implementing a plan for making changes in your business
Imagine for a moment that you have decided to open your business all over again. For argument’s sake, let’s say you have moved into a brick-and-mortar office building. On day one, your first order of business is to get your operations up and running. On Monday morning, you will need to be aware of your overhead:
The importance of including a marketing plan in your budget
Nowadays it seems every discussion on growing a business or even surviving the current economic conditions begins with: “How can I do more with what I have?” Our clients continue to ask us, “What can I do and where can I go to grow?” Our answer is always the same: Maximize your current assets.
Optimizing your company’s service center with burdened labor costing
I am guessing that many of you, like me, are master procrastinators. Case in point: I am writing this editorial letter on the day it is due. While some things, like my editorial letter, can be accomplished correctly and effectively even at the eleventh hour, there are some aspects of running a company that could negatively affect your business if you put off implementing them.
Managing Editor Kate Cline shares the negative impact procrastination can have on a business
Dr. Tina Yerkes is the new general manager of drinking water filtration products for NSF Intl.
NSF Intl. appointed Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., as general manager of filtration products for its Global Water Div. Yerkes will help NSF grow its testing, auditing and certification services for point-of-use and point-of-entry drinking water treatment and filtration products.