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Aaron Daniels – Beyond Velocity

Aaron Daniels likens what he does to an elite military operation: With a hand-picked team of the best of the best, he swoops in to help companies tackle a variety of strategic and financial matters—and in the process, sets them on a trajectory for significant growth and valuation. A self-described people person and serial chief […]

Adriana Ocampo – Boeing

Over a 20-year time frame, as the typical white-collar professional ascends the corporate ladder, moving to a new company is often the only way to find that next rung. In the event they hit a ceiling, a full-on vocation change might be in order. Adriana Ocampo can claim much of the above—the two-decades of work, […]

Alex Liberman – Medline Industries Inc.

It’s hard to imagine that Medline, a company that earns almost $9 billion in annual revenue and is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the U.S., could have an underdog mentality. But Medline has held on to the conservative, detail-oriented ethos that helped it grow from a small manufacturer of […]

Alfonzo Criminisi – Elite Sweets Brands Inc.

There’s no faking the taste and texture of an authentic Italian dessert. That, at least, is the opinion of Elite Sweets Inc., which says it brings the flavor and quality of grandma’s delicious chocolate almond tortetufo, white raspberry cheesecake and other classic treats to the freezer aisle. The Brampton, Ontario, Canada-based company makes and distributes […]

Allan Bieganski – Four Rivers Co-op

Its geographical footprint having expanded over the decades, a name change seemed appropriate last year for the former Vanderhoof and Districts Co-op, that had served the remote and far-flung areas of central and northern British Columbia since 1944. “Over the years, we had amalgamated with smaller retail co-ops in the area and outside it, and […]

Anza Electric Cooperative

In the high desert of Southern California, utility companies face plenty of challenges: mountainous terrain, high winds, extreme temperatures, the occasional snowstorm, beating sun and 4,000-foot altitude. Often, just getting a service truck to a utility pole is a challenge. Given these challenges, those locales aren’t exactly a draw for private utility companies. That’s where […]

Aurora Importing & Distributing Limited

Today’s consumers are more informed in their shopping choices, making product authenticity a major factor in buying decisions. Based in Toronto, Aurora Importing & Distributing Limited has been on a quest to deliver the highest level of product quality and authenticity in traditional Italian imports and fine foods from around the world more than 61 […]

Barkman Concrete

When sales reps for Barkman Concrete go to tradeshows, they run into a problem not uncommon in sales: people don’t believe them, but it’s not for the usual reasons. Barkman’s recent line of wood replica products so closely imitate the real thing it’s hard to tell they’re actually made from concrete. “People are down on […]

Benjamin E. Allen – Parnassus Investments

The company was ahead of its time, Benjamin E. Allen remarks with a chuckle. Maybe so far ahead of its time—like 20 years—that prosperity came much later. For it seems that even in progressive San Francisco, the concept of socially responsible investing was a very acquired market trend when Parnassus Investments opened its doors in […]

Beth M. Kotran – Ferrero North America

As general counsel for the North American operations of the global confectionery heavyweight Ferrero, Beth M. Kotran has literally achieved—well almost—what she had so aspired to after leaving private practice in 2002. “I was focused on one piece of a bigger pie,” she tells Vanguard from her office in Parsippany, New Jersey. “I wanted to […]

Testimonials

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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