The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 7, 1991 · Page 48
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 48

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Monday, October 7, 1991
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D-6Greater Cincinnati 100 the Cincinnati enquirer Monday, October 7, i99i fnlDI Miami Business Interiors iJxW Executives give wish list Survey answers range from pay cuts to less regulation WABEHOUS Steefcase Stow&Davis and other quality manufacturers excess inventory scratch and dent product a a (o a '-- , in " limited quantites Wood desks Ms Steelcase Danels & 13W TT from $299 components 75 off By PATRICIA GALLAGHER The Cincinnati Enquirer Ef they could, executives of Cincinnati's largest private companies would hold down salaries, banish competitors, improve their image and cut government regulation, the annual Greater Cincinnati 100 survey shows. Asked what one thing they would change about their business, executives had no shortage of ideas. A sample of their answers: "Reduceeliminate the litigious and adversarial approaches to problem-solving that are becoming commonplace in businesses," said Grant V. Hesser, president, Maescher Industries Inc. "Force a bunch of old-line competition out of business. Our industry has too much (of the wrong type) capacity," said Charles E. M. Rentschler, president and chief executive officer, Hamilton Foundry & Machine Co. "Increase in interest rates," said Robert C. Reichert, president, Kenwood Dealer Group Inc. "Seasonal nature due to dependence on weather," said James E. Hinkle, president, Commonwealth Petroleum Co. "Escalating player salary structure," said Marge Schott, president and CEO, Cincinnati Reds. "Administrative time devoted to federal and state regulatory and tax considerations," said Thomas plans and actions," said Roger W. Ach II, president and CEO, Chicago West Pullman Corp. Executives also offered a list of factors barring them from foreign expansion: "Lack of international sales organization and distribution network, along with locating and communicating with prospective companies," said Nicholas J. Chapman, former marketing manager, Building Technologies Corp. "Transportation of products due to bulk," said John Schlegel, president and CEO, Hamilton Fixture. "The diverse requirements of Europe and the cost associated with adapting to those needs, and cultural barriers in the Far East," said William D. Miller, CEO, Intercomputer Communications Corp. "Unfair import duties; not playing on a level field," said Tony Ferguson, president of Setco Industries Inc. "Obtaining a presence; knowing the culture; establishing relationships," said James T. Tippmann, vice president of finance, Space Design International. "Lack of information, contacts," said Mitch Shapiro, president, T-Shirt City Inc. A few executives noted their concerns about employee compensation. One of those: "The compensation is not directly related to bottom-line results," said Fred Habegger, president, Habegger Corp. P. Price, president, Sabin Robbins Paper Co. "Improve the image of the janitorial and security business in the marketplace," said Girts Kruze, president, NSG Inc. "Change the image of the automobile dealer," said Bob Noll Jr., president, Suburban Motors Inc. "Have the principal owner me be 10 years younger!" said Chuck Patterson, president and CEO, Alexander Patterson. Executives also jumped at the opportunity to talk about the most rewarding aspect of job. Here's some of their answers: "The gratification of directly influencing the business decisions of an organization and experiencing the results of those decisions," said Barry G. Kienzle, vice president of finance and administration, Paul Hemmer Construction Co. "The $$, the respect of one's peers and family," Allen G. Zaring, CEO, Zaring National Corp. "The shift from a patriarchal organization toward a more participative one in which people are starting to feel that they are important is most rewarding," said J.C. Evans Sr., chairman, Gold Medal Products Co. "The fun of being part of a group of people making this business succeed," said Robert Shaffer, general manager, Powerex Inc. 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