Ernie Passeos, our Savvy CEO, owns Liberty Harley- Davidson dealerships in Boston Heights and Akron and is first a ‘motorhead’. He loves the business so much that bikes are a part of his life day in and day out… (click here to read the full issue).
Jim Levine, a recognized leader in the field of security operations, was co-founder of Vance International, a Washington, D.C. based security company that provides executive personal protection, training and consulting services in the U.S. and abroad. When Mr. Levine’s business was sold, he was determined to participate in a quality opportunity to serve families and their children. CHABAM, a first of its kind child development business, is the result of this interest… (click here to read the full issue).
Bill Brake is EVP Eastern Operations for Mittal Steel USA – the world’s largest steel producer and one of the lowest-cost, highest-margin producers in the industry. Mittal steel purchased ISG in April 2005. Mittal’s Eastern Operations includes facilities in Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia and Trinidad and is represented by 8,000 team members… (click here to read the full issue).
Jonathan Husni is President of Acendex. Since 1988, Acendex has been assisting Northeast Ohio organizations in planning, engineering, installing and maintaining their networked information systems. Along the way, Acendex has developed expertise in identifying issues and resolving the information management challenges that stymie businesses and other “systems” providers. Today, the Acendex process Vital IT systematically assesses and aligns information and communications systems to serve client goals and objectives, then continues to measure progress along the way… (click here to read the full issue).
Jerry Cirino is CEO of SourceOne, the largest distributor of medical imaging equipment, supplies, accessories and service in the United States. As the leader in medical imaging distribution, the company’s capabilities extend far beyond supplying barium, film, chemistry, processors, darkroom accessories and other products essential to the radiographic area of the healthcare system. (click here to read the full issue).
“Thriving in the Global Economy,” the second Savvy CEO forum, features five leaders in global business from who share their thoughts and answer questions on how to effectively compete in the international marketplace… (click here to read the full issue).
Karen A. Sweeney, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Construction for Northeast Ohio, is our latest Savvy CEO. Turner provides building services to institutions that recognize the value of a partner who works diligently and creatively to find the best possible solution for each particular project. With 2002 construction volume of $6.2 billion, Turner ranks first or second in major segments of the construction industry– performing work on more than 1,500 projects each year…
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Carmen Policy, President & CEO of the Cleveland Browns, has earned a reputation as one the preeminent executives in professional sports. He spent eight years with the San Francisco 49ers before being tapped by Al Lerner to create the Browns expansion organization in 1998. Mr. Policy is responsible for building the total organization: front office and football team… (click here to read the full issue).
CEO Peter Flood has led The Flood Company since 1982. Founded in 1847 in Cleveland as a paint-contracting firm, The Flood Company is a family-owned corporation that has been serving the painting industry for over 150 years. Development of a penetrating technology, Penetrol, is responsible for most of Flood’s top-selling products today, like CWF-UV Clear Wood Finish and the longest-lasting stain on the market, Flood’s Solid Color Deck & Siding Stain… (click here to read the full issue).
Carol Latham, President and CEO of Thermagon Inc., founded the company in 1992. Since then, Thermagon has become a global solution provider of thermally conductive materials for cooling computer systems, power conversion equipment, telecommunications hardware, entertainment products and automotive electronics. Her company has placed among the top ten 100 fastest-growing, privately held inner-city companies for three years… (click here to read the full issue).
Michael Salkind, President, Ohio Areospace Institute (OAI). OAI’s mission is to enable and create areospace-related learning, knowledge, and solutions to enhance the competitiveness of thier participants… (click here to read the full issue).
Gil Van Bokkelen, President and CEO, Athersys, Inc.founded in 1995, Athersys’ mission is to lead the biopharmaccutical industry in the identification, development and comercialization of therapeutics that extend and enhance human life… (click here to read the full issue).
Fairmont Minerals’ President and CEO Charles (Chuck) D. Fowler. Fairmont Minerals is a privately held basic materials company with revenues of approximately $180 million for 2001. Since its inception in 1983, the CAGR of sales is 26.4%… (click here to read the full issue).
Invacare Corporation President and COO Gerald Blouch. has responsibility for all domestic and international business units of this one billion dollar Cleveland, Ohio area corporation… (click here to read the full issue).
Stuart D. Neidus of Anthony & Sylvan Pools Corporation. In 2000, this CEO led his company to complete thier first full year as a stand-alone, publicly owned company with revenues exceeding $200 million for the first time, rising 9.2% over the prior year… (click here to read the full issue).