Case Studies March 2022

Beverly Bailey – Stronghold Engineering Inc.

When Scott Bailey’s truck was totaled, it was a blessing in disguise, says his wife, Beverly Bailey. Scott, a traveling electrician, was tired of being on the road. Beverly was on maternity leave and dreaded returning to her job as a loan officer. So, the pair used the money from the insurance settlement to launch […]

Chris Mansky – International Workplace Group

It sounds like a battlefield promotion, but it’s one that Chris Mansky would have accepted under any conditions. While he’s still the Southeast regional construction director of International Workplace Group, the world’s largest flexible workspace business and parent company of Regus and Spaces, much has changed since he joined in August 2015. Corporate clients are […]

John Lewis – Collins Community Credit Union

John Lewis had been with Collins Community Credit Union as its IT Director for about four months when, in 2014, President and CEO Stefanie Rupert asked him to accept new responsibilities. That can happen in any role. Only, Rupert’s request was a bit different: she wanted to know if Lewis would be willing to take […]

Justin Lee – CEC Entertainment

Don’t worry, they’re not breaking up the band at Chuck E. Cheese. A forerunner in using animatronics for entertainment, Chuck E. Cheese has been a birthday party destination for so long that grandparents are enjoying the shows again anew. However, as the iconic band of Chuck E. Cheese, Helen Henny, Jasper T. Jowls and Mr. […]

Kirk Smith – Darn Tough

While people have been exploring nature during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirk Smith has been busy making sure their feet stay comfortable. He’s the director of engineering and maintenance at Darn Tough, a Vermont-based company that makes durable socks for outdoor activities or everyday wear. With a company saying of “Still Made in Vermont,” it won’t […]

Leigh Pearson – Staples Canada

When someone buys ink or toner, they get to decide how to dispose of the empty cartridge. While Staples Canada agrees, it also feels a responsibility to recycle the products. “We want to provide solutions for recycling the products that we’re putting out there,” says Leigh Pearson, the senior director of facilities, sustainability, sourcing and […]

Mark Pawlik – Big Freight Systems Inc.

From the smallest component on a big rig to the temperature control sensors in terminals and warehouses, Mark Pawlik has been making improvements in the transportation and logistics industry for nearly a decade. Though his official role is director of maintenance for Big Freight Systems Inc., a transportation logistics company based in Steinbach, Manitoba, Pawlik […]

Mary Martin – Oregon Humane Society

Mary Martin had been working at the Oregon Humane Society for one month when a friend told her she’d found the perfect dog for her. While she didn’t feel ready to adopt, she offered to foster instead. It didn’t take long for the French Bulldog, Mimi, to change Martin’s mind. “That little dog is with […]

Michael Rasmussen – Goose Creek CISD

Overseeing grounds and maintenance at a small Texas school district had its moments for Michael Rasmussen. There was always something to keep him humble and committed. “Places like that, you’ve got to learn a lot about everything,” he tells Blueprint in early January. “How to run a wastewater plant, how to drive a school bus, […]

Mike Chicoine – Drive Shack Inc.

In the classic Adam Sandler comedy “Happy Gilmore,” the title character takes a trip to a miniature golf course late in the film to hone his putting skills ahead of a major tournament. While working with his coach Chubbs Peterson, Gilmore gets frustrated as obstacles like windmills and laughing clowns keep his ball from going […]

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