Chic Kelty will be the first to admit that if he had the chance to do it over again, he would do some things differently. On the other hand, maybe it was because of these life experiences that Kelty is where he is today.
As with many corporate
executives, Roger Mongeon,
a chemical engineer
who worked for Union Carbide,
found himself being
transferred around the
provinces of Canada. His
children were growing up,
and moving from city to city,
changing schools frequently,
was getting a bit trying.
When Crystal Alington came into this world, times were tough. Her
father worked on a dairy farm in Erie, Pennsylvania, and to augment his
income, he also worked in a nursery and as a truck driver nights and
weekends. Some days he would work in a sawmill; other days, he would mow
fields for the nursery. In the winter, he would plow snow. He did
anything that could bring in a little extra money so he could put food
on the table.
Family and business values are the basic foundation upon which the Ariens Company was built, but it was Dan Ariens who took it to the next level. Ariens grew up in the family business, as did his father, and his grandfather before him.
Entrepreneurs come in many shapes and forms, but they all have at least one trait in common -- a driving passion to make a success of their business. Dan Cunado, is a prime example of a person that was driven to succeed.