Lou has held senior executive positions in businesses, both public and private, ranging from $30 million to $5 billion in sales. He has had P&L responsibility for three different manufacturers of automotive components and materials. He has been successful in both American and Japanese business environments, and has traveled extensively in North America, Europe and Asia.
Throughout his career, Lou has demonstrated innovative leadership in a variety of disciplines including sales, marketing, new product development, manufacturing, purchasing, materials management, information services, accounting, human resources, safety, environment and health. He has published papers, chaired conferences and given invited speeches. He holds several international patents. Lou has challenged and inspired managers and teams to achieve seemingly unachievable goals.
Lou has been recognized for his professional and community service. He’s served on the Boards of Directors of the United Ways of Franklin County and Northern Ozaukee, Frankfort Habilitation and the Japan/America Society of Kentucky. His professional memberships have included the Society of Automotive Engineers, ASM International, Commerce Lexington and the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce. He authored the CEO Perspectives column for Business Lexington. Lou recently served on the Board of Advisors for Tenmast Software, an ESOP company.
As a Vistage Chair Lou worked with CEOs and Senior Executives to help them become more inspiring leaders, achieve breakthrough results and lead more fulfilling lives. As a SCORE Mentor, Lou volunteers his time to help entrepreneurs plan, launch and grow their businesses and realize their dreams.
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