As an immigrant teen-ager, Vince Nolletti arrived in the United States barely able to speak English. He picked up the language in junior high school, went on to college, where he earned his degree, and now, as they say, is living the American dream.
If Jon Carlson
wasn't the president of Jacobsen, a Textron Company, he could be a
professional motivational speaker. His personal
philosophy and outlook on life is brimming with a certain vim and vigor
that is contagious and inspiring.
Perhaps the saying, "Out of chaos comes order," should be the credo for Roger and Gail Porter, though they prefer Winston Churchill's quote, "Never, never, never give up!" Maybe its a combination of the two.
Tis the season for cold,
cold weather. Frozen
ponds, layer upon layer of
snow on the ground, the
mechanical blare of Vplows
and straight blades
and salt spreaders plodding
the white from Winter
Wonderland—this is what
the season is made of.
When John Jenkins signed on as an accountant in the Des Moines factory of Deere & Company, he probably never dreamed he would one day become president of a major division of a public company.
You'd be surprised. An increasing number of landscape companies are turning to computers and specialized software programs to streamline their accounting practices, their design practices, or even their maintenance practices. And an increasing number of software companies are out to meet that demand.
Herb King knows all about dreams both having them, and chasing them. Though he is now owner and CEO of the company his father started back in the 1960s, he doesn't expect any of his own children to take the helm when he retires.