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MIKE GREENE


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"I just watched what he did," said Mike Greene, 53, of his early experiences learning the ropes of farming from his father. His early experiences with his father shaped his desire to make a difference in the agricultural engineering field.    More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 ARI MORGUELAN

Mike Mason


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BORN AND BRED IN HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, Mike Mason exudes confidence—it’s in his DNA. His father worked for the Mississippi Cooperative Service as a county agent. “Like many kids in high school, I was trying to earn a few dollars mowing lawns,” he said.   More
 
Friday, November 16, 2012

MULLETT FAMILY


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When Roy Mullet moved his family to Hesston, Kansas, in 1958, his thought was to live in an area with warmer winters than the cold climate of Montana. In order to support his family, he took a job with Hesston Industries. Hesston was a metal fabricator making cabs for agricultural combines and tractors; small metal fabricators were common throughout the Midwest.   More
 
Friday, June 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Patricia Ramsey - United Pipe & Supply


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How do you transition from being an educator to the majority owner of a $115 million a year company? It?s not easy, especially under very trying circumstances. There is a saying: The fighter who is still standing is the winner.    More
 
Monday, August 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Patrick Roach - Borderline Stamp, Inc.


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Passion runs deep in Patrick Roach — it doesn’t take very long to learn how deeply Roach feels when it comes to his family and his business partnership.    More
 
Sunday, December 21, 2003 BERT GREENE

Peter Lord


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For Peter Lord, and his software company Drafix, in Kansas City, Missouri, that “one thing” is the integrated CAD design/ photo-imaging/proposal software program “PRO Landscape.”
“We do one thing, we just do one thing, and we only want to do one thing,” says Lord. “We don’t want to be a company that does eight different things and ends up giving all of them short shrift.”   More
 
Friday, August 17, 2012

Phil Burkart - The Toro Company


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What separates some people and makes them stand out from the crowd? In a business environment, if you're in a highly technical field, it can help to have a PhD in an area of specialization.    More
 
Saturday, October 21, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

RAMI MOLCHO


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How does a young man go from being a potato farmer on a kibbutz in Israel to the head of one of the largest water filtration companies in the world?    More
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Rex Dixon


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Imagine being in Lake Tahoe for a distributor meeting, hoping the usual boring meetings will be cut short so you can take your wife sightseeing. Suddenly the room darkens, a video appears depicting your managers and Rex Dixon, riding into town on horseback, looking like the opening scene of "Bonanza." Your eyes widen as the scene becomes live -- Dixon, riding his horse, is galloping on stage to open the meeting.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

RICHARD & CHRIS ANGELO


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RICHARD ANGELO was the oldest of nine children. As was customary, the kids did chores around the house. When Angelo reached the age of 12, his chore was to mow the lawn, trim the shrubs and keep the landscaping neat at the family’s home in Los Angeles, California.    More
 
Saturday, December 18, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN