Vistage Member Showcase – Ken Stober

In this Vistage Member Showcase, Vistage member Ken Stober is president of Mueller Die Cut Solutions, Inc., a family-owned manufacturer of die-cut products. He recently faced a challenge in which 6 of 8 managers in his China facility threatened to quit if he did not fire the GM. Ken got on a plane to personally listen to each team member and craft a 3 month transition plan, which included replacing 75% of the management team and eventually the General manager. He weighed every option, even calling on his Vistage group for support — a hallmark of his leadership style. After 25 unplanned days abroad, he still made his Vistage meeting and daughter’s wedding. At the end of the transition period, the company not only survived but emerged as a much stronger and more cohesive company.

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