This year, more than 700 CEO respondents from across geographies and industries identified their critical challenges and revealed the strategies they are implementing to address their most pressing concerns. Individual responses to the survey are confidential—but a number of CEOs volunteered to go “on the record” with The Conference Board to share their thoughts and challenges in more depth.
Among those was Stephanie Hickman Boyse, president (since 2001) and CEO (since 2006) of Brazeway, an innovative HVAC manufacturer headquartered in Adrian, Michigan. Readers of this report will find that even though Brazeway has been gaining market share, growth remains the CEO’s number one challenge. Developing and using high technology gives Brazeway a competitive edge in its niche, but the quest to find innovative, high-skilled workers—even in this high-unemployment environment—remains a challenge.