People – Case Studies:

The Next Generation of Business Leaders (L&S Machine Company)
L&S Machine Company (L&S) is a precision machine shop doing business both nationally and internationally in the nuclear, naval, and energy generation markets. Scott Dietz, Manager of Workforce Initiatives at Catalyst Connection, contacted L&S President, Rob DiNardi, about taking part in the Adventures in Technology (AIT) program. READ MORE

Engaging with Oberg Employees (Oberg Industries, Inc.)
Oberg Industries Inc., with headquarters in Butler County, is a pioneer in the use of tungsten carbide in high precision stamping dies and die components. The company has continued to design and manufacture precision tooling while expanding its capabilities to become a provider of world-class manufacturing solutions specializing in high-quality, high-volume, precision metal and plastic parts and assemblies. Oberg has made a commitment to employee training and skill development. READ MORE

Emerging Leader at Butler Technologies
Butler Technologies, Inc. manufactures custom user-interface products and printing services, ranging from sequentially numbered label and decal printing to precision graphic overlay and membrane switch components. From their facility in Butler County, Butler Technologies can provide design and consultative engineering to assist customers from concept through production. Nadine Tripodi, President and CEO, recognized that her employee, Ross Wells was doing a great job as an Estimator and that he had potential to take on more responsibility at Butler Technologies with additional leadership development. READ MORE

Enhancing Organizational Strength (Ensinger, Inc.)
Ensinger, Inc. with its North American headquarters in Washington, Pennsylvania, processes high-performance engineering plastics. Combining its extrusion, casting, compression and injection molding proficiency with its knowledge of high-performance polymers and applications, Ensinger aims to expand into the engineering plastics market. Ensinger’s expertise lies in analyzing part design and matching proper materials and process combinations to fit application criteria. Ensinger partnered with Organizational Development Consultant David Rea of Catalyst Connection to undergo DDI’s Success Profiles, Leadership Mirror and Leadership Training offerings to enhance its organizational strength and to develop a common language around its corporate culture. READ MORE

Improving Leadership Strategies (RE2)
RE2 is a manufacturer that has specialized in agile defense robotics with an emphasis on intelligent modular manipulation for mobile robotic platforms since 2001. RE2 was looking to improve on leadership development in order to execute corporate strategy through their most valuable asset — people! They leveraged Catalyst Connection’s expertise and DDI’s tools to create a leadership development program that changed leaders’ behaviors, thereby having a lasting impact on customers, employees and ultimately the transformation of their business. Catalyst provided a series of training experiences to the senior leadership at RE2 aimed at understanding their personal leadership styles and areas for improvement. READ MORE