Here is what our clients have to say...
“In the pharmaceutical environment all (manufacturing) processes are set up as a standard with not much room for change because of the nature of the business. Starting out I was somewhat skeptical that we would be saving any amount of time. I assumed we were already ‘lean’ and not much would change. To my delight, we were dead wrong. The amount of time saved without processing changes was amazing. I never would have imagined we had so many wastes in such a controlled environment. This project has opened my eyes and I would recommend this program to anyone and everyone, no matter how confident they are that their system is ‘maxed out’ or running 100%,” Chad Alexander, Aptalis Associate Manufacturing Manager.
"Donna Hoying from Sinclair has consistently helped our teams to achieve outstanding results by decreasing waste and increasing throughput. This has led to significant improvement in our ability to serve our customers, reduce costs and improve the delivery of needed blood and tissue products to physicians and patients”. – David M. Smith, M.D., CEO
“Ferno (management) knew what they were looking for and were very supportive in providing all the materials, facilities and timely access to the workers that I needed to provide good training. The workers could easily relate to the customized subject material because it related directly to the jobs they were doing and the product they were producing. Teaching small groups of workers, with similar levels of knowledge, encouraged questions from the workers without the feeling of intimidation. The attitude of the workers was excellent and they looked forward to the training.” - Mark Muehl
Mark Thompson, CEO, says as LJB continues to grow and excel in its field, the firm is confident in Sinclair WFD as a business partner. “Some might think a community college wouldn’t be able to offer business expertise,” he says. “But Workforce Development offers practical business knowledge and experts who know business best. That’s what distinguishes them in my view.”
“Sinclair’s SkillsTrac program has exceeded our expectations both in the quality of the instruction and their ability to meet our schedule. Our new field service engineers are better prepared to meet our customer’s needs and hit the ground running. As an added bonus our students can receive academic credit as well,” said Steve Braxton, Makino Training Project Leader.
“The advantage of Sinclair Workforce Development’s training included creating a clear and consistent message or vision of what is possible. All of the courses Donna Hoying delivered were results-driven. And by offering us on-site training, our operators were able to save time by not having to travel. Donna customized our training to ensure it helped each participant gain the tools they needed, so the skills could be implemented immediately for our Mancor Ohio location. Also, by incorporating the hands-on projects into the training, Workforce Development was able to significantly increase the participants’ buy-in and actual learning.” - Mancor Ohio’s GM, George McKnight
One WinWholesale local president who participated in the Leadership Academy, Rob Ferguson of Grandview Winnelson, has seen his year-to-year sales increase 44.6% from 2009 to 2010 and his return on investment rise 29% in 2010. Both increases he attributes, in large part, to skills he developed in his Leadership Academy training.
“Out of all the leadership and sales programs I have been involved in, this was the best one.” Ferguson goes on to say, “Every time I came back to my company, I was able to implement change that added value to my customers, my employees, and my bottom line.”
Monte L. Salsman is Chief Operating Officer for WinWholesale Inc. As COO, Salsman oversees the support operations of more than 500 Win local companies in 44 states across the U.S. He readily recognizes the positive return WinWholesale has seen through its investment in talent development. “In wholesale distribution, people development and training are the equivalent to research and development in other enterprises. We are committed to the continuous investment in the skills of our people in order to increase the value we provide our customers,” said Salsman.