Graco Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with George Aristides
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Since he joined Graco Inc. in 1973, George Aristides has served as corporate controller, vice president of multiple operations divisions including manufacturing, chief operating officer, and chief executive officer, as well as chairman and board member. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Personal background; joining Graco; position as corporate controller; managing manufacturing; experiences as president and as CEO; restructuring; technology advances; manufacturing improvements; employee empowerment and participation; effecting change; consolidating and relocating operations in Europe; Graco's role in Asia; workforce reductions; changes over time in client and customer bases; marketing to retail stores; product development; service to contractors; service to industry; manufacturing and marketing systems; increasing profitability; cost reductions; mergers and acquisitions; company's value; his management style; management succession; "old economy" versus "new economy"; Graco in the mid-1970s; role of board of directors.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
30 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 120 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Aristides, George
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Subject: Graco Inc.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/21/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 8.10
Accession Number AV2002.122.1
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Graco Inc. Oral History Project'

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