Joe Kochan, Elgin Fastener Group
Traveling Salesman (TS): OK, I have got a lot of ground I’d like to cover with this interview, but let’s get you properly introduced to our readers before we get going. You are Joe Kochan from the Elgin Fastener Group. What is your exact title at Elgin?
Joe: I am the Vice President/General Manager.
TS: Now, what do you really do at Elgin?
Joe: I am directly responsible for the operations, customer service and inside sales of the company. As a key leader in the company, I work with the rest of the Leadership Team, comprised of Brian Nadel, CEO; Dan Lawrence, CFO; Jason Swatek, VP of Supply Chain; and Joe Shoemaker, VP of Business Development to set the strategic direction and how we will deploy or achieve that strategy on an annual basis. It’s a great position to be in because I get to work directly with people like the CEO and also with the customers as well as the people making the product in the facilities.