U.S. Pavement Services has hired U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Michael Shaughnessy as a National Project Management Intern in the National Accounts division, through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Hiring Our Heroes. In sync with U.S. Pavement’s longstanding dedication to hiring veterans through their Pledge to Hire Veterans, Hiring Our Heroes is another initiative helping to pave the way for companies nationwide to hire veterans.
This week on CEO-Ready, we're at New Balance world headquarters at Boston Landing to meet with Kassia Davis, Director of Global Merchandising. Kassia discusses the importance of leading by example and with inspiration. The key for Kassia is surrounding herself with talent and ensuring each team member feels empowered to execute on her vision.
When the team is built around New Balance core values, truly believes in actively listening, and feels the confidence of their leader behind them every step of the way, great things are possible. The creativity and mobilized approach to both design and inevitable problem-solving results from a balance of big-picture visioning and detailed, execution-driven mindsets. A truly balanced team!
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This week on CEO-Ready, we're visiting with U.S. Pavement's Crew #2 Foreman, Kynan Mello. Kynan talks about grinding with "his guys" and what it does to morale, camaraderie, and overall team performance to work side-by-side every day. "K" as he is known, talks about how the CEO-Ready culture is all about being mentally and physically prepared for the work every day.
Having been with the company for 7 years, both in our Concrete division and, more recently, in our Paving division, K knows the trajectory possible with one takes pride in their work and strives ("that hunger") to align their own ambitions with the company's.
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In the pavement industry, we have the advantage of an “off season” during the winter months, where pavement work in New England slows temporarily and the snow flies. This time is a perfect opportunity for debriefing, planning, setting priorities, and training.
This time on CEO-Ready, we're visiting with U.S. Pavement's Superintendent of Asphalt Maintenance, Chris Snyder. Chris brings a perspective of knowing the work, having led crews and teams in multiple divisions over the years. He talks with us about how the CEO-Ready culture plays out in the field and the types of individuals he's looking to bring into "the family": Hungry people looking to learn, listen, and eventually lead.
Chris has led our Asphalt Maintenance and Infrared Repair divisions, learning along the way what it takes to be recognized as a leader: The experienced person with all the answers. It doesn't happen overnight, but it can come to fruition with the right mix of trust, experience, and everyone driving for one goal.
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