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Kristen Hughes – Elevate Textiles

The textile mills of today are a far cry from those of the 19th century, before countries shifted from agrarian to urban industrial economies. Before the shift, weary workers found little solace from working in poor and often dangerous conditions, typically for low wages and long hours. These days, new technologies, better business and labor […]

Inaiê F. Mendes Reis – Prysmian Group

When she first stepped into the office of a company to be interviewed for an internship position, Inaiê F. Mendes Reis could never imagine the responsibility she’d shoulder only a few years later. As she explains, “when I was 27, I was already in charge of South America for my company.” That immersion, she says, […]

Thomas Lynch – Fortive

He’s always looking for broader responsibilities—and to learn new things. Not necessarily with a larger company; just one involved in healthcare, an industry to which Thomas Lynch feels the most personal connection. One of eight children born to a doctor father and a nurse mother, he and the others all pursued careers with some connection […]

Sophie Zerbib – Cummins Inc.

One thing that can be said about Sophie Zerbib is she’s done a lot during her career. In a lot of languages, too. Zerbib, the director of legal business operations and chief of staff to the general counsel for Cummins Inc., came to her legal role at the maker of engines and power systems after […]

Cheryl Silver – Canon Medical Systems Canada

With more than 56,000 Canadians hospitalized during the pandemic, Canon Medical Systems Canada was on a mission to keep diagnostic equipment running in the fight against COVID-19 to control the spread of the virus. Canon Medical’s workforce was provided travel documentation to service diagnostic medical imaging solutions, including machines like CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds and […]

Jim Jenkins – Transcat

With this much effort put into closing a Transcat acquisition, Jim Jenkins could have been mistaken for a postal carrier. Indeed, “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night,” deterred Jenkins that night in December 2020, as he drove home through a blizzard from Richmond, Virginia, to Rochester, New York. As general counsel […]

Richard A. Firehammer Jr. – Universal Electronics Inc.

At about 6 inches long and maybe 1 1/2 inches wide, it gets lost behind seat cushions, and whoever controls it can disrupt household harmony. It’s the portal to a weekend of binge-watching on Netflix or the big game you’ve been waiting for all week. Richard A. Firehammer Jr. can’t resolve disputes about who controls […]

Marine Assadollahi – Fives Group

Breaking through one glass ceiling is enough challenge for most anyone, but Marine Assadollahi seems to have left a few in shards and hopes she’s set an example in the process. Women still rarely head legal departments in industrial engineering. But Assadollahi has more than acquitted herself since 2015 as general counsel for the North […]

Ed Abrao-Netto – HSM Solutions

When a mattress is thrown away, it might sit in a landfill for decades, or even centuries, before decomposing. Considering the foam, glue, wood and metal coils, plus the size of mattresses, they don’t break down easily. Recycling them is a challenge too, because they need to be torn apart—a tiring, time consuming and often […]

Susan Fornaro – Klöckner Pentaplast

Klöckner Pentaplast’s products are found in refrigerators, medicine cabinets, wallets and even underfoot on a vinyl floor. Since 1965, and now in 31 plants in 18 countries, the company has supplied plastic packaging and product films, even as consumers may take that packaging for granted while opening a container holding what’s for dinner. What’s not […]

Testimonials

As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.

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