NSME April Workshop

The Tangier 04.30 pm

Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty – Stories from the pursuit of relentless preparation by Thomas W. Schmidt, Vice President, Business Development of Barbco, Inc.

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Synopsis / Bullet Points:
• Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty – Harvey Mackay
• Not All Readers Are Leaders, But All Leaders Are Readers – Harry S Truman
• Meet People, Meet People, Meet People – Tim Dimoff
• Practice Makes Perfect – Marvin Montgomery
• An American Breakfast Analogy – Baskar Kotte
• Keep Your Decks Clear – Tim Dimoff


Bio and press release:

Thomas W. Schmidt promoted to Vice President, Business Development

East Canton, Ohio - Barbco, Inc, a world class manufacturer of capital equipment for the trenchless excavation, horizontal directional drilling, and underground manufacturing industries is pleased to announce, Thomas W. Schmidt, has been promoted into the newly created position of Vice President, Business Development.  Mr. Schmidt is Manufacturing veteran with many years of leadership in numerous local plants including Harrison Paint, Heinemann Saw Company, and Georgia Pacific. While reporting directly to the Owners, he will lead the charge to world domination of the capital equipment market for the trenchless excavation and underground manufacturing industries.

Mr. Schmidt is a long time Canton, Ohio resident with a B.A. from Kent State University (Summa Cum Laude), a M.B.A. from the University of Akron (Cum Laude), holds APICS certification, and is a Leadership Stark County graduate.  He is also a passionate local business advocate and dedicated community volunteer. Currently, he is the Treasurer for the National Sales and Marketing Executives, Akron Canton Board of Directors.  He has recently been elected as Vice President of the newly formed Stark County Manufacturer’s Workforce Development Partnership. Moreover, he serves on the Governor’s blue ribbon Manufacturing Extension Partnership Progressive Roundtable in the state of Ohio.

Last fall, Mr. Schmidt was ‘knighted’ as a Squire of Hope by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation recognizing his long history in raising both awareness and money in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer! Finally, by Mayoral Proclamation, May 10th is officially “Tom Schmidt Day” in Massillon, Ohio in recognition of his decades of community service and charitable activities to make his community a great place to live, work, and play. He resides in Canton, Ohio and is married with two sons and two granddaughters.

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