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Al Carlson and Charlie Nelson – KLN Family Brands

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Retirement seemed beckoning two years ago for Al Carlson, but the amiable grandfather has been reenergized since his college football coach introduced him to Charlie Nelson, the third-generation owner of KLN Family Brands in the western Minnesota community of Perham. Nelson wanted to grow the family’s confectionery and pet food business into a billion-dollar company […]

Austin Stonitsch – Dime Community Bank

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In some ways, the February merger of BNB Bank and Dime Community Bank in the metropolitan New York area is a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same. Completed on Feb. 1, 2021, the merger combines banks that are well over 100 years old and, crucially, retains the community feel […]

Alberto Martinez Magliano – Intel/Microsoft

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Watching the Apollo 11 moon landing in the summer of ‘69 on a black and white television in Venezuela, 6-year-old Alberto Martinez Magliano was thunderstruck with a love for science. It was that wondrous event, he says, that spawned a generation of would-be engineers like him. From that point in time, Martinez became a “studious […]

Al Stoller – Meruelo Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The team’s been doing well on the ice, the Arizona Coyotes holding down first place as of early this year in the National Hockey League’s Pacific Division with the 80-game regular season near its halfway point. Not that that should be surprising. The Desert Dogs, as they’re sometimes called, stockpiled premium draft picks over the […]

Abraham Ronai – Getinge

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You want to be a strong collaborator and part of a high-functioning team? Check your ego at the door, readily take on secondary roles, rely on other people’s subject matter expertise, and be willing to stand back to celebrate successes that aren’t yours—even if you contributed to them in some way. This is Abraham Ronai’s […]

Arlen R. Shenkman – SAP

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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 […]

Anthony Bondi – Leonard Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Ltd.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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 […]

Ashequl Hoque – Ambit Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

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 […]

Agriterra Equipment

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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

Est. reading time: 5 mins

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 […]

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