Al Janis: Pride of Ownership

Selling a family-style business is never an easy decision, but six months after joining the ITW GSE Group, J&B Aviation's Al Janis tells Richard Rowe that he has no regrets.

"Under these market conditions, you have to be clever, efficient and consistent," adds Downey. "Our challenge organisationally is to get more out of our capabilities and get closer to our customers at a time when it is very hard to do that."

This process may well involve additional acquisitions as the group looks to fill one or two remaining product gaps to satisfy a changing market place. "It is about having great peripheral vision, while continuing to understand the changes that are going on out there," contends Janis.

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