WOA 04 -- No Signs of Slowing Down
For more than three decades, Arandell has hired students from Stout's program. And Treis must have liked the initial Stout hire because it was current company president and COO, Jim Giencke.
Giencke has become like a son to Treis, who already has three sons who have taken the business torch: Donald, company CEO; James, executive vice president of sales and marketing; and David, vice president and general manager.
"My father is an innovator who always pushed the envelope with technology," states Jim Treis. "One of the reasons for our success is that he always made sure that our operations were state-of-the-art. Not just the equipment, but also the people. Because without good people, you can forget about the equipment.
"With our changing marketplace, we always need to be one step ahead and that's something he's always strived for."