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. Ross signed up for Catalyst Connection’s Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing (ELM) Program, which is facilitated by Catalyst Connection’s David Rea and One Step Beyond’s Bryan Fischer. Ross joined an ELM group with other professionals in the manufacturing field for two years that focused on skills in strategy, culture and leading people. The program also included Ross implementing a leadership project at Butler Technologies. He launched a Core Values initiative at the company, with the guidance of the ELM facilitators and his mentor, Nadine Tripodi, President and CEO at Butler Technologies.
“The ELM Program was great for Ross’ growth and he applied much of what he learned at the company,” commented Nadine. “It has prompted good conversations for new ideas and programs.”