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Overcome challenges with strategic thinking, Laura Grondin, Virginia Industries - Episode 78

Jun 3, 2024

By: Ari Santiago

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Ari Santiago is the CEO of CompassMSP.

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In this week's episode, discover how the multifaceted company, Virginia Industries - consisting of Hartford Technologies' (balls and bearings) and Bingham and Taylor (access solutions for water and gas) - has navigated nearly 100 years of twists and turns to stay relevant.

Laura and Ari discuss many tough decisions the company had to make along the way. They talk about a strategic shift to overseas production and shutting down segments of the business to stay competitive. On the flip-side, they also discuss bringing back manufacturing capabilities to meet customer needs and investing in new technologies to be prepared for upcoming market shifts.

With an eye on the future and an understanding of the past, Laura and Ari talk about the necessity to reinvent your company over and over through the years.

Laura Grondin, Virginia Industries
Hartford Technologies
Website: https://hartfordtechnologies.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hartford-technologies 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HartfordTechnologies/ 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@hartfordtechnologies8969 

Bingham and Taylor
Website: https://bandt-us.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bingham-taylor/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bandt.us/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BandT_US 

Laura's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-grondin-7226764/ 
 
Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/ 
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/compass-msp/ 
Podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast 
Podcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari 
Podcast YouTube:  https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri 
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/  
 
Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/ 
Podcast executive production by Gael Communications: https://www.gaelcommunications.com/ 

Kate and Ari discuss Leadership, Transition, Vistage, and Workplace Culture

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