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Author Archives: Jennifer Pellet

As editor-at-large at Chief Executive magazine, Jennifer Pellet writes feature stories and CEO roundtable coverage and also edits various sections of the publication.

Total Transformation: Morphing a Research-Oriented Specialty Materials Company Into a Niche Manufacturer

When Daniel Rooney joined SCI Engineered Materials in 2002, the company’s focus was still largely the same as it had been at its inception in 1987—exploring the market potential of what was then a newly discovered, high temperature, superconductivity material called YBCO.

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Value Creation in the Era of Smart, Connected Products

In 2012, for the first time, the number of devices connected to the Internet surpassed the total number of humans on the planet. By the end of the decade, predictions call for as many as 50 billion smart, connected devices.

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Steve Bradshaw’s Oklahoma Story

Over the last two decades, while scores of other regional banks struggled or were snapped up by nationals, BOK Financial has quietly thrived, expanding its operations from 20 branches within Oklahoma to nine West South Central states.

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Pulte’s Richard Dugas Builds a Better Mousetrap

Richard Dugas, CEO of Atlanta-based builder and developer Pulte Group, took a company that had suffered a significant hit after the 2008 economic downturn and shifted the strategy from owning real estate to building and selling homes. Three years in, the company has paid down $1 billion in debt and reintroduced a dividend to its shareholders, one higher than it has ever paid before.

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Royal Caribbean: On Deck with Adam Goldstein

Cruises—people either love them or they’ve never been on one. That, in a nutshell, captures the biggest challenge facing today’s cruise lines, says Adam Goldstein, who recently sailed into the president and COO role at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., from his former post as CEO of the company’s flagship brand, Royal Caribbean International.

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