Christine Specht, CEO, Evolving the Brand and Franchise Model at Cousins Subs – Episode 77

Christine Specht is the CEO of Cousin’s Subs, a Wisconsin based sub shop chain started by her Dad and his cousin in 1972. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminology & law studies from Marquette University and a master’s in public administration from American University. Although Christine worked in the family’s restaurants as a teenager,…

Dave Strand, CEO, Welding Together a Championship Culture – Episode 71

Dave Strand is a private investor and previous Owner & CEO of Wisconsin Oven Corporation, an East Troy, WI based manufacturer of large heat treat and other specialty thermal ovens for industry. When Wisconsin Oven was sold to Thermal Product Solutions, Dave became its CEO, responsible for 4 oven manufacturing companies located throughout the United States. He’s also the author of an…

Andrew Barrieau, CEO Twisting the Throttle on 400% Growth – Episode 40

Andrew Barrieau is the CEO of Felins USA, a sustainable packaging solution manufacturing company headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.  He’s also a long-standing TEC / Vistage International member, a huge Harley Davidson fan and big time Muscular Dystrophy Association supporter.    Andrew grew up outside of Boston in the town of Gardner, MA.  While in high school, he joined his Dad and…

Krista Galbraith, CEO Manufacturing Success with Change – Episode 38

Krista Galbraith is the CEO of K&S Manufacturing, a 45-year-old metal stamping and contract manufacturing company founded by her Dad.  Krista was unexpectedly “handed the keys” so to speak in 2011 when her Dad became ill and could no longer run the business. At the time, she was a nurse, working in the Intensive Care Unit…