Vo-Tech Schools Creates Chief Executive Network

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Management in the Stillwater area has a new outlet for problem solving.

A "chief executive officer network," formed by the Indian Meridian Area Vocational-Technical School, links chief executive officers to address issues affecting current operations.

The participants in the Indian Meridian Management Development Group are Autoquip, makers of hydraulic lifts located in Guthrie; The Charles Machine Works Inc., producers of Ditch Witch trenching equipment in Perry; and Stillwater firms: Central Rural Electric Cooperative; Mercury Marine, manufacturers of the MerCruiser stern drive and inboard propulsion system for the marine industry; Moore Business Forms, producers of business and computer paper products; and Oberlin Color Press, printers of high volume advertising circulars and magazines.

Dr. Fred A. Schultz, Indian Meridian superintendent, said the management development group has created a close partnership with Indian Meridian assisting business and industry through a program to help management generate greater revenues.

"With Indian Meridian's support," said Noal Sinn, plant manager of Oberlin Color Press, "the network executives are finding answers to the question, "How does the chief executive officer create a work environment where each individual can grow personally and make the maximum contribution to the company's success? …