Features Manufacturing

Ana Carolina Alcalá Wilson – Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, store shelves were being wiped out by people stocking up on essential supplies. Among the hardest-to-find items was toilet paper. For manufacturers, including the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, keeping up with demand was a challenge. The international company is known for the brands Cottonelle and Scott, as well as other […]

Courtland Astill – Traeger Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ask “what’s cooking?” to someone using a Traeger wood pellet grill, and the answer could be anything from steak to ribs to wood-fired pizza. Ask Courtland Astill, and the answer will be M&A with a slathering of IPO. Astill, the company’s associate general counsel, has managed an acquisition that keeps Traeger’s technology at the forefront […]

Kimberly Murphy – Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For as long as there have been products to sell, there have been companies claiming their products are the best. But, as Kimberly Murphy explains, they actually, legally, need to prove it. She’s the global chief competition counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and the general counsel for its North America Family Care Business. The Irving, Texas-based […]

Chuck Almer – Construction Specialties Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With clients in healthcare, Construction Specialties Inc. met every definition of essential business during COVID-19. And what a greater volume of work the company had as its hospital and clinic clientele reconfigured available space into patient rooms. The company noted for making and using such specialty products as Acrovyn® wall protection and doors, as well […]

Kyle Liudahl – Graco

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Anyone who’s lived through a bitterly cold winter or a summer heat wave knows the value of good home insulation. In addition to conventional insulation, contractors use spray foam insulation guns to seal edges and prevent drafts. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Graco makes these and other fluid management products, which include everything from pumps used […]

Maggie Drozd – Apex Tool Group LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Maggie Drozd joined Apex Tool Group LLC in January 2018, she reunited with Dave Sturgess, the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary whom she’d worked with several years before. She was also delighted, she says, to immerse in the operations of the global tool manufacturing company by helping manage its legal affairs. Be […]

Edward S. Harrison – Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For Edward S. Harrison, everything was going according to plan. In 2001, the same year he graduated from Howard University School of Law, he joined the Chicago-based law firm Baker & McKenzie as part of its corporate and securities practice. In 2010, he was elected partner and in 2014 he completed 13 years at a […]

Quinn Kulik – J.D. Heiskell & Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

From the plains of Nebraska, working for large, private and successful companies has been Quinn Kulik’s mission. “I’ve gone from working for a company that builds North America to one that feeds the United States and other countries,” the personable Kulik tells Vanguard in December from Omaha, where both her past and present employers are […]

Adalberto Fernandes Granjo – Alpargatas

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If there were a time for Alpargatas to put its best foot forward, it’s now, says Adalberto Fernandes Granjo. The company makes flip flops in four plants in Brazil, and the footwear is known globally for being colorful, comfortable and fun. Despite that, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying surge of e-commerce […]

Tunisia Poole – Southwire

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As a 5-year-old, Tunisia Poole remembers watching “Matlock” on TV with her grandmother and asking whether there had ever been a lawyer in their family. “No,” her grandmother said. Then she asked: “So, what are you going to do about it?” Although only in kindergarten, Poole vowed to change her family’s history to become its […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises 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.
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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
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.


Summer I 2022



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