Upcoming Events

Culture: A Workforce Multiplier for Business Success

Bryant University – Tuesday, February 25, 2020 – 7:30-9:30 AM

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast!” is a well-known motto used by management guru Peter Drucker, and our February panelists couldn’t agree more.

We know that creating a culture of engagement is critical for organizational success, especially in today’s relationship-focused world.  For leadership, developing a unified company culture solidifies values and goals, and increases company morale. And, ultimately, it improves the customer experience and grows the bottom line.

Join the Business Value Forum on February 25th as three savvy corporate executives each chronicle their company’s successful journey in transitioning from a command-and-control hierarchical culture to one where efficiency is driven through employee empowerment. Learn about the impact of this culture transition on the top line, bottom line, employee engagement and business value … evolving to a win-win for all stakeholders.

Our panelists will highlight their methods of motivating employees, the powerful use of metrics, the role of transparency, the application of tools and techniques, and the impact of continuous improvement. Along the way, they will share their challenges, lessons learned and other the key business results.

Michael Tamasi | President and CEO |AccuRounds, Inc.

Michael Tamasi is president and CEO of AccuRounds, a contract manufacturer dedicated to being the leading value solution for custom mechanical components and sub-assemblies used in numerous industries including medical, defense, semi-conductor, aerospace, robotics and emerging technologies. Michael, a second-generation owner, has been working in the family business for over 35 years. The culture at AccuRounds drives their success, led by core values and guiding principles which engage everybody every day.

Marianne Caserta | Vice President, Finance | Carousel Industries

Marianne Caserta started her career as a CPA in public accounting primarily focused on taxation, audit and computer consulting. After eight years, an unexpected opportunity to join a small, growth-oriented IT company landed Marianne at Atrion Networking Corporation. In 1997, she moved into the role as the finance leader of this $4M, 22-person company. Buoyed by a “Culture of Continuous Improvement,” by 2016 Atrion had grown to 275 employees and $150M in revenue. Atrion was then acquired by Carousel Industries and today Marianne brings that same passion for continuous improvement to her company.

Chris Ready | Chief Financial Officer | DiPrete Engineering

Chris became the CFO of DiPrete Engineering in January 2007 and has since been responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s financial operations, including budgeting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting and risk management. With over 25 years of experience, Chris has worked for professional service and manufacturing companies ranging from privately-held midsized businesses to publicly owned Fortune 100 corporations. He is a key contributor to the growth and success of the company, including contributions to both client service and operational improvement initiatives.

See Larry Girouard’s PBN article with take-aways from our September event on acquisitions:

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