Kevin Godin, CEO AFC Industries Brunswick, OH, USA
Traveling Salesman (TS): I do not know if there is a company making more news than AFC. In the last few months you have completed four acquisitions, and we are not talking about little mom and pop operations. The growth rate of AFC is impressive. What is going on with AFC??
Kevin Godin: As you know, there are so many great companies in the industry. We have been fortunate that we were a good fit for several who were either looking for a partner to help them move their business forward or provide a stable transition plan where they knew their customers and employees would be treated well. AFC has a good organic growth rate, but acquisitions remain an important part of our strategy. We continue to see consolidation of customers as well as competitors and if we can address strategic needs by acquiring businesses that have successfully developed target capabilities or markets then we think it makes sense to do that.