In Montana, winter was in full swing and days were their shortest but I couldn’t have been happier. I had signed a contract to be the next CEO of S&K Technologies and winter or not the heat was on. The shoes I was hired to fill were HUGE and void created when Tom Acevedo retired is one I can only hope to one day fill. Beginning January 1st, 2018, I started the journey to try and fill those shoes.
I would like to thank Tom for his dedication and vision for the past ten years, he built a team that is truly second to none. He empowered the leaders within SKT to strive for and expect greatness. Tom, and Greg before him, have allowed me to step into a position that has stability within the executive team, amazing talent at every level of the company, and a reputation for providing the highest quality work throughout the industry.
Remember, the CEO is only one piece of the company leadership. Our Executive Team of Tony Amadeo, Dave Rariden, Margaret ‘Binky’ Bowman, Dermot O’Halloran, Rita Matthews, and Scott Colton are really the glue that holds this ship together. They are a team that anyone aspiring to lead a company dreams about and I am learning from each of them every day.
By the time this newsletter is published, the total employment of SKT and its family of companies will be over 700 strong. There is an old saying “a company is only as good as its people” and the 700 of you make it great. The road ahead will inevitably be filled with twists and turns, bumps and bruises, and short winter days… but I couldn’t be happier.