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Title: 'Creating a Growth Culture'

Even in a prosperous economy, growing a business can still be challenging.  Too often as business leaders we focus on strategy and tactical actions to initiate growth opportunities.  At the same time, we undervalue or ignore the importance of creating a culture of growth.


Generating clear cultural beliefs based on deliberate experiences develops a solid foundation for growth.  Join the Société de Chimie Industrielle on May 16th to learn about creating a growth culture in your company.


As we explore the journey at Acme-Hardesty Co.,  you will discover insights applicable to your own company that address the following critical issues:


        -   How do companies build the confidence to grow?
        -   What are cultural beliefs and how will they impact your ability to grow?
        -   What tools are available to help your company develop a growth culture?
        -   What does success look like when a company achieves a culture of growth?



Jeff Kenton
Acme-Hardesty Company
  Vincent Martinez
Executive Facilitator
Partners in Leadership

About our Speakers:

Jeff Kenton, President, Acme-Hardesty Co.
Jeff joined Acme-Hardesty Co. as President on November 1, 2016.  Jeff has directed Acme’s cultural transformation as the company has transitioned to a growth platform with a clear market focus.  Prior to joining Acme-Hardesty, Jeff was President of Brenntag Specialties Inc.

Prior to BSI, Jeff was Group Vice President at Ashland Inc.  As part of the specialty ingredients team, Jeff held a number of senior leadership roles including:  Emerging Markets, Global Channel Management, and the Global Construction business.  Jeff spent the first part of his career with Hercules Inc. in various sales, marketing, business management, and key account management roles supporting the Pulp & Paper Industry.

Jeff has extensive global business understanding and significant executive leadership experience.  Jeff works out of the Blue Bell, PA office and reports to CEO Doug Shreves in Santa Barbara, CA.

Vincent Martinez, Executive Facilitator , Partners in Leadership

Vince Martinez is a Regional Vice President and Executive Facilitator for Partner’s in Leadership. In this role, he brings over 25 years of experience in training and business transformation. Vince has worked with such well-known organizations such as Wal-Mart, AT&T, Fidelity Insurance, BAE Systems, Waste Management, Edwards Life Sciences, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and many others.

A sought-after speaker, he has presented to international audiences in Malaysia, Australia, South America, Europe and throughout the United States and Canada. Vince holds a MA in Instructional Leadership from National University, and a BA from Berklee College of Music, and resides in Southern California.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM
The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, NY  10017

(212) 716-2100
Danielle J Fraser
Monthly Luncheon
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only