We are ecstatic to introduce Mike as the new addition to our team as Sales Manager!
A strong and innovative leader, Mike brings over 25 years of diverse experience in North America industry and a proven record of success designing, developing and executing successful strategies for profitability and growth.
Most recently Mike served as Vice President of Automotive with Olympic Steel, a $1.4 billion U.S. Metal Service Center with 17 U.S. locations. With a steady hand and confident approach, he grew the business by 65% within 5 years and came out of the industry and national financial crisis strong and profitable.
His earlier career history includes playing a key role in two Greenfield start-ups, where he developed high performing sales territories during the initial development phase of each company. Additionally, Mike led the financial turnaround of two processing facilities, making tough but necessary decisions that led to significant growth in performance and sustainable profits in both organizations.
Mike ’s leadership and business philosophy are closely aligned and, walking the talk, he serves as a model to the teams that he leads, expecting that they embrace responsibility and accountability and, without exception, consistently working to the best of his or her ability. He believes that personal engagement and understanding of all aspects of the business are imperative addition to managing procedures, policies and lean initiatives. He brings excellent communication skills and a history of developing and maintaining powerful relationships with key players and all members of the team, both internal and external.
Known for his overall honesty, integrity, ethics as well as his ability to develop win-win business scenarios, Mike is proud of his record as a catalyst for implementing positive change, building strong and effective work teams, improving internal and external communication, and modifying policies and procedures, consistently and significantly improving safety, operational efficiencies and profitability.
Mike holds a B.S. in Business from Heidelberg College and a Certificate in Strategic Metal Management from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
He and his wife Wendy currently reside Columbus, Ohio. With their four children successfully launched, they have officially joined the ranks of “empty nesters.”
Last Friday, Switchbox held its first ever chili cook off. Nine people participated by bringing in chili to our office and each team member voted for the best chili! In addition, we also held a chili eating contest, with several team members participating. Needless to say, this was a great event for our team. Taking time away from our busy work schedules to enjoy some chili and each other was just what we needed!
Congratulations to Goodwill Columbus on their new site that just launched! Conrad Phillips Vutech did a fantastic job on the design and the overall user and testing experience. We were very pleased to work with them on the development of the website. The site is a fully responsive design and integrates with several of their external services including the mobile (iPhone and Android) application that was previously developed. If you have not seen the site please take a chance to view it and of course please donate your items to them, they have locations, which you can find on their website, close to you.