Part of the discussion today about what skills people need to climb to leadership in the industrial world centers on the question: What background makes a good foundation for success? Mark Nahorski, president of PBM, Inc. and VMA’s new chairman, thinks there is no single answer to that question, but it starts with listening and relating to people.
Nahorski studied business as an undergrad, worked first in the industrial world in sales and then management positions, then went back for further business education before beginning his next chapter and learning operations and manufacturing. After a brief time, he moved to a COO position and now serves as president of PBM, Inc. He says a better question is: How many ways can a person shape his or her knowledge base to better serve the organization and its customers?