COMPANY: Sybron Dental Specialties
ANNUAL REVENUE: $800 million
INDUSTRY SECTOR: Manufacturing and distribution
TIME IN JOB: Four years
BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: A successful person keeps work and life in balance.
FROM WHOM: My executive coach.
BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: Always be open and honest. If I don't know about it, I can't do anything about it.
TO WHOM: My entire team.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened." -- Mary Kay Ash
FIRST JOB YOU EVER HAD: A Safeway bag boy.
BEST CAREER MOVE: Moving into consulting to search for a great company to work for.
FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE: Italian cuisine and a nice Barolo wine.
BEST TECHNOLOGY DECISION: Moving to Linux for all front-end application servers.
BIGGEST CAREER INFLUENCE: My father. He ran the technical data for Navy weapon systems.
FAVORITE BOOK EVER READ: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
FAVORITE PASTIME: Soccer
BEST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Honesty
WORST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Sarcasm
WHY YOU WENT INTO TECHNOLOGY: It's always changing.
This was first published in July 2006