Manufacturing

Bill Yeargin

CEO, Correct Craft, Orlando

Although it is based in Orlando, Correct Craft has 15 locations across the country, with about 1,700 employees and revenue of $750 million. The company, which dates to 1925, exports to about 70 countries. Along with incentive pay and continuous improvement, Yeargin asks employees to be “learners” rather than “knowers.” He always has a couple of audio books going and suggests books to workers. He has been CEO for about 15 years.

EDUCATION Florida Atlantic University (BBA), Nova Southeastern (MBA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I really enjoy yoga and meditation.
WOULD CHANGE ABOUT FLORIDA Lose the mosquitos!
NEW HOBBY I read dozens of books a year and exercise almost every day. Since the beginning of COVID, I have used the time to write three books in addition to the two I have previously published.
ADMIRES Duane Kuck, CEO of Regal Boats. He used his platform for good in our community.
SABBATICAL TOPIC Psychology

Michael Benstock

Superior Group of Companies

William Brown

L3Harris Technologies

Paul Browning

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas

Kevin Carr

FLORIDAMAKES

Carol Craig

Craig Technologies

Brian R. D’Isernia

EASTERN SHIPBUILDING

STEPHEN HEESE

CHRIS-CRAFT

Jeff Jackson

PGT Innovations

William Lowe Jr.

Kemet Electronics

Betsy McGee

ADI Metal

Kelly Ortberg

United Technologies

Robert Sires

American Elite Molding

Gary Spulak

Embraer Aircraft Holding

ROY SWEATMAN

SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

Scott Verner

Trividia Health

Bill Yeargin

Correct Craft

Cindy Zimmerman

SS Designs