Chevin drives global growth with two new board member appointments
Chevin Fleet Solutions today announced that Will Wycks, former Head of Transformation, Data & Customer Excellence at BT Fleet Solutions, and Ray Creamer, Jaguar Land Rover’s previous International IT Demand & Operations Manager, have joined its board of directors.
Wycks joins the company as Global Marketing Director, while Creamer will take on the role of Global Delivery Director.
Speaking on the new senior appointments, Ashley Sowerby, Chevin’s CEO and Founder, said: “Both Will and Ray bring with them skill sets that will add tremendous business value. With over 24-years combined experience in their respective business areas, they have a high level of credibility and we are very excited to welcome two industry leaders to the board.”
Trade shows are often so jam-packed with events and information, they can be a dizzying experience, and it’s a certainty that you’re going to miss most of the content.
But there are things you can do to be sure you get the most out of them that’s humanly possible, and it starts with preparation before you go.
If it isn’t already, this article – “18 Helpful Tips for Getting the Most Out of an Industry Conference” – should be a classic. It’s a handy check list for even the most seasoned trade show attendee.
“Review the agenda. Set a goal for what you’d like to learn at the conference, and use the agenda to devise a plan specifically tailored to that goal. Make sure to attend conference-wide events like keynote addresses...When it comes to smaller sessions, consider both the speaker and the subject matter. Highly tactical sessions are generally useful to attend regardless of who leads them. However, sessions less directly related to your profession can be valuable as well if they’re led by an industry figure you’re angling to meet.
“Divide and conquer. If you’re attending with coworkers...splitting up for sessions will maximize how much you’re able to learn and ensure that each of you has unique insights to take back to your company…Huge conferences can foster pack mentality, but the more attendees you can meet and speak with, the more of an asset you’ll be to your sales team...A conference is an unparalleled opportunity to pick the brains of your competition and your market. Don’t waste it.”
Read the article at Hubspot.com.
The AFLA Conference is known for having top-quality speakers, and this year’s attendees are being treated to Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight on “The Office.”
By Laura Jozwiak, Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Relations, Wheels, Inc.
If you fly, you know the familiar safety speech given by the flight attendant. You can probably recite most of it with me:
“All carry-on items should now be stored securely, either in an overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. All aisles, exits, and bulkhead areas should now be clear. If there is a drop in cabin pressure, panels above your seat will open, revealing oxygen masks … Breathe normally and note that oxygen is flowing, even if the bag doesn't inflate. Be sure to adjust your own mask, before helping others.”
Wait—what about that last instruction? Be sure to adjust your own mask before helping others? Why is this included?
“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Steven Covey
By John Wysseier, CEO and President, The CEI Group
It’s a given that companies that want to become disruptive forces in their industry and avoid becoming a victim of disruption need, first and foremost, to understand and figure out how best to utilize emerging technologies.
But there’s another essential ingredient that can give them an advantage that may be easily overlooked: a diverse workforce. Why?