No one wakes up in the morning excited to call their bank, cable company or rental car service. The experience can lead to customer frustration and potential divorce from the service provider. Yet, with all the advances in Internet Voice Response (IVR) services, no one was bridging the between the companies utilizing IVR and their customers who were forced to navigate it.c
Livermore, Calif.-based Bridgelux occupies industry space that would be the envy of any CEO. Bridgelux creates solid state lighting (SSL) solutions to meet the growing demand for light emitting diode (LED) systems. There is tremendous demand for replacing aging technologies such as such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting with solid state lighting.
Karl Schledwitz and Monogram Food Solutions exist in the highly competitive space of meat snacks, corn dogs and processed meats. Monogram Food Solutions was born in 2004, when Schledwitz and partner Wes Jackson purchased regionally popular Circle B and King Cotton smoked meat brands from Sara Lee Corporation.
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Since 1986, Chief Executive has honored outstanding CEOs with its annual Chief Executive of the Year award, a peer-driven award that has honored many extraordinary leaders, from Jack Welch and Bill Gates to Ann Mulcahy of Xerox and David Cote of Honeywell. Over the years, judges have tended to favor leaders of large, complex companies. Chief Executive felt it was time to honor outstanding, mid-market companies that deserve recognition. These enterprises are the backbone of the economy, generate tremendous growth and often become major, global firms in their own right.
Kodiak Oil & Gas has spent a lot of money to build a premier position in the Bakken Shale Oil Fields. The Bakken formation occupies about 200,000 square miles below the surface of the Williston Basin, which covers parts of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, and it is rich with oil resources. How rich?
Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) alleviates the logistical constraints that traditionally governed dentistry. GEDC gives consumers the ability to choose the time and location of visits not associated with single practice dentistry. The corporate mantra is to provide top flight dental care (every type of dental service, from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics) at a price patients can afford.
Kerry Breitbart started as a crude oil broker and worked his way up to President and CEO of United Companies. Breitbart departed corporate life, yet retirement did not mesh with his soul. Breitbart saw potential in the retail utility industry and, at age 59, he created North American Power.
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