search.noResults

search.searching

dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
Feature Article


Out With the “Ole” in with the New By Joseph E. Fritz – Executive Director E


arlier this year, a number of our Member Companies took part in a third party survey conducted


by ORI to gage Member perception of services provided by the ICI and how we can better improve our offering. One aspect of that survey addressed the annual Spring Management Meeting, and the results were somewhat surprising.


It seems that the general perception of this meeting is that it is intended for top-level management and is somewhat of a “Good Ole Boys’ Club”.


Nothing


can be further from the truth, though I must admit that when I was a young engineer 30 years ago, I too held that impression.


The fact is, the program


is designed to support leadership at all levels of your organization. To address this misconception, ORI had recommended a rebranding of the event. On review of the findings, our Board of Directors were in full agreement and assigned the action to the ICI Marketing Committee.


After


completing a review of past years’ agendas, the Committee recognized that the real focus is on the development of our businesses and our leadership, regardless of level in the organization. As a result, and after much


deliberation, it was agreed that the ICI has had its last Spring Management Meeting and will replace it with the ICI Business and Leadership Development


4 ❘ October 2019 ®


Conference. It is the belief of the Committee that this more accurately describes the intention of the event and the program content availed to attendees. With regard to the program content,


we have heard from a diverse group of speakers addressing a broad range of topics from harassment to cyber- security, from employee motivation to retention, from labor law to the economic forefront and market outlook, and the list goes on. Naturally, there are aspects of the meeting that are geared for the upper echelon of management, but the vast majority of the topics addressed hold something for every leader in your organization.


Like all ICI events, there are opportunities and activities designed to bring Members together to network, renew relationships, develop new ones and to facilitate industry collaboration and growth, but the main focus is on leadership development. This program is carefully planned to address industry relevant topics that give attendees insights into personal and business development needs with immediately actionable results. So, if you were of the misconception


that this event is a meeting of the “Good Ole Boys’ Club”, I hope that I have dispelled that myth.


I encourage you


to join us in Santa Fe, NM from April 26-29, 2020 at our first Business and


Leadership Development Conference. I assure you that it will be well worth your time as you will benefit both personally and professionally from the experience.


Tru-Heat Afterburner 5 - 1


Door Safety Rating


®


1400°– 2200°F WRF (Wax Reclamation Furnace)


Fiberfrax™ Lining


Custom Hearth


Positions to Meet Mold


Dimensions


Natural Gas Propane • Butane


% O2 Trim


Manual or Automatic Hearth Car Movement


Armil CFS, Inc. 15660 La Salle St., South Holland, IL 60473 708-339-6810 office • 708-339-0517 fax email: info@armilcfs.com www.armilcfs.com


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60