The Business Journal article describes how Chris Fagnant is following a family tradition of leading a successful manufacturing company as he recently accepted the role of President of Qualtek Manufacturing.
The Colorado Springs Business Journal selected Tony Fagnant as one of 50 Captains of Industry who will serve as Speed Mentors at an event May 19. The event is open to anyone who wants to have a conversation with a select group of regional business leaders. Speed Mentoring is like speed dating where participants have a short time one-on-one with mentors of their choice. For more information click here.
Linda Weise, founding CEO of the Colorado Springs Conservatory, received the William Funk Award for Building Strong Communities from the Colorado Nonprofit Association. The Conservatory promotes access to the arts for Title 1 school districts that serve students from different socioeconomic levels, ethnic backgrounds and disabled students. Qualtek’s Q-munity programs strongly support the Conservatory efforts. Read more about the Conservatory.Read about their prestigious award.
“My goal is to balance our workforce,” she added. “That means equally qualified women and men working together. Because of the way Tony and I operated, we found success between the two of us and we see that in our workforce. We’re good at balancing not just males and females, but we’re also multigenerational, and I think we’re successful because of that.” Read the Colorado Business Journal Article.
Qualtek’s CEO and President, Tony and Mary Fagnant, were honored at a special reception where Qualtek was selected as a “2015 Colorado Company to Watch” out of 1,024 nominees. ColoradoBiz (COBiz) magazine profiles Qualtek (Page 41 and 42) in its July/August issue. Selections of companies to watch identify growing organizations that support the backbone of Colorado’s economy. See the article here.