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Published January 26, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems chairman and CEO, Charlie Shaver, presented insights into the strategic implications of private equity in the coatings industry value chain at a meeting of industry leaders attending the global Coatings Summit in Miami, Florida… Read More »
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published January 19, 2015
You may have moved product into the marketplace well above plan; you may have scored heavily by identifying unmet needs and bringing new innovative products to commercialization at record rates; and you may have even been awarded exceptional performa… Read More »
By Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Contributing Writers
Published December 15, 2014
Ahh, the glory of a transparent government.  Everyone can find out what is being done in an open manner when the taxpayers’ dollars are being spent.  That’s a good thing, unless it involves your trade secrets. One way this can… Read More »
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Writer
Published December 15, 2014
There is always a point in organizations of all sizes to come to the realization that a radical change must take place. This decision usually is prompted by circumstances such as: attractive new opportunities in adjacent markets; threat of nibble com… Read More »
Map Out Your Business Situation as a First Step in Strategy Development
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published November 7, 2014
Many of us believe we really know our business situation without an MBA consulting group telling us where we are. This mind set is like saying the customer IS always right. They aren’t always right ... “customers are always right... somet… Read More »
PPG Appoints Marcos Achar Levy Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Mexico
Published November 7, 2014
PPG Industries has appointed Marcos Achar Levy, previously chief executive officer of Comex, vice president, architectural coatings, Mexico, and CEO, PPG – Comex. He will report to Michael McGarry, PPG chief operating officer. PPG previously a… Read More »
Published October 24, 2014
Masco Corporation’s Board of Directors has approved the strategic initiatives recommended by management under the leadership of Keith Allman, its president and chief executive officer. The strategic initiatives, which are designed to drive… Read More »
Published September 30, 2014
 If you own a coatings company with a recognizable brand, a leading market position and an entrepeneurial management team with a growth culture, Quest Specialty Chemicals’ CEO Doug Mattscheck wants to talk to you. Quest has acquired 10 co… Read More »
By William G. Sutton, CAE, President and CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Published September 11, 2014
As the economy continues to improve, more manufacturers are making capital investments to fuel their growth. When business owners and managers consider acquiring equipment, they often think of their payment option as a “lease versus buy”… Read More »
By Adam Witty, CEO of Advantage Media Group
Published August 19, 2014
What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. Adam Witty has managed to turn plenty of heads in the… Read More »
Published July 8, 2014
CI Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, and Maroon Incorporated, which has changed its name to Maroon Group LLC, recently  announce that an affiliate of CI Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in Maroon, a North A… Read More »
Published June 25, 2014
Ninety-five percent of the world's customers are outside the United States.  Recent statistics by the federal government indicate that the U.S. trade deficit has increased as exports declined and imports surged to a high. The New Jersey Sm… Read More »
Why An Identifiable Brand is a Small Business’s Biggest Asset
By Dan Antonelli
Published February 5, 2014
Branding. It’s a loaded term tossed around in the marketing world, but carries with it some huge potential. For small business owners, branding might seem like a waste of time, another box to check on the business building to-do list. However… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published January 15, 2014
Elemica, a leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, recently discussed ten top initiatives for 2014 that companies are deploying in their supply chains to help increase business performance. These initiatives have b… Read More »
Published December 18, 2013
Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $827 billion equipment finance sector. Read More »
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