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Agriterra Equipment

It’s not the easiest way to expand, acknowledges Brian Taschuk. But when there’s a void to fill in Canada’s prairie provinces, the company he founded five years ago in Stony Plain, Alberta, is poised to step up. After all, the farmers are depending on someone to sell and repair the vehicles and heavy equipment necessary […]

Alejandro Solis – Grupo Dival

There’s more to Hooters than meets the eye, although most patrons of the restaurant chain would admit to being drawn to the sight of waitresses in revealing attire. Alejandro Solis certainly recognizes the visual aspect as a selling point, but as the holding company he leads, Grupo Dival, expands the iconic Hooters brand as well […]

Anthony Bondi – Leonard Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Ltd.

Be it fresh or processed, whole or cut, organic or conventional, specialty or staple, produce brings out the passion in Anthony Bondi. It’s tasty, healthy and the source of what’s been a fulfilling livelihood for nearly three decades. “It’s in the blood, this enthusiasm for produce—might have something to do with my Sicilian ancestry,” exclaims […]

Arlen R. Shenkman – SAP

He had mergers and acquisitions down to if not a science, then an art—Arlen R. Shenkman having fronted a 150-member team for German-based multinational software heavyweight SAP. Each year, that team vetted 500 to 600 companies as potential acquisitions, though only a few made the cut, and those companies tended to fall under three general […]

Ashequl Hoque – Ambit Group

When the federal government was forced into a partial shutdown in late 2018, much of the media focus centered on the 2.1 million federal employees impacted by the impasse: park rangers, scientists, law enforcement agents, and countless more. By contrast, relatively little attention was paid to the thousands of private companies (and many millions of […]

Axiom Millwrighting & Fabrication

He claims his corporate strategy relies more on the basics rather than high technology, but how the two complement each other at Axiom Millwrighting & Fabrication. For the Canadian-headquartered company has long made a name for itself by constructing and maintaining infrastructure for major food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and in recent years has been […]

Barry Anstandig – Rescar

Rescar keeps American freight trains rolling; and Barry Anstandig keeps expenses from going off the rails. As senior vice president and chief financial officer for Rescar, he runs a lean financial engine for the privately held, Downers Grove, Illinois, company specializing in repair, maintenance and cleaning of railroad cars. That’s an essential service considering that […]

Brenda Schmidt – Solera Health

Call it the match.com for health care—a platform that connects people to a curated and managed network of digital apps and in-person community providers in order to help them maintain and improve their well-being. The technology offering presents a cost-saving approach to ensure that care continues beyond the four walls of a clinical setting and […]

Chris Tyler – GE Power

It may seem to the benefit of consumers, but the depressed price of natural gas presents issues to a multinational company’s division whose responsibilities include creating around a third of the world’s electricity from multiple sources—and is also in the midst of a realignment. So it’s a big-picture view that Chris Tyler must take to […]

Christopher G. McDaniel – RiskBlock Alliance

The sharing of information being essential among insurance companies, Christopher G. McDaniel says it shouldn’t take too much doing for more and more carriers to see the value in becoming members of an industry-owned blockchain consortium that he’s fronted since late 2017. “The insurance industry is very unique,” he tells Vision from London, where he’s […]

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My experience with the team at Vision was great. Their professional and courteous staff took every opportunity to make the production of our article a real pleasure. From the initial contact, through the interview and all the way into production, the process was easy and fun. On behalf of the members of Anza Electric, thank you for highlighting what we do here to make rural living and cooperative membership more valuable in our community and across the country.
– Kevin Short, General Manager, Anza Electric Cooperative Inc.

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