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Hi, I’m Lee Benson. I grew my company from 3 to 500 employees with 15 consecutive years of 20% compounded average annual growth. Invite me to your next event so I can share my story and Methodology with your leaders.
In 1982, I became the first employee of a small specialty electroplating services company called Metallic Services. After the company lost all of its business (and most employees) overnight in late 1993, I purchased the business for its debt. We were down to 3 employees, no money, and one great idea.
As we grew Metallic Services, we realized the market had additional needs we could meet. As a result, in 1995, we began to branch out by forming partner companies. I started with Able Engineering in 1995 to safely repair aircraft parts and then Able Aerospace in 1999 to manufacture aircraft parts.
The group of companies steadily grew from 3 to 500 employees with 2,000 customers in 60 countries. We had 15 consecutive years of 20% compounded annual growth on average. I sold the business to Textron Aviation in 2016.
As the companies evolved, I often wondered why some leaders got great results and others did not. They seemed equally smart and capable. My analysis led me to develop an intentional culture that directly connected to our financial results. The first step? Leadership development.
Everything revolved around creating value.
Employees create value for the company, the company creates value for its customers and employees, and when everyone is in a value creation mindset, it ultimately creates value for the community. It has been an incredible journey. I sold Able Aerospace for 9-figures, but I had an emerging purpose: help other leaders do the ongoing work of improving what’s most important. To accomplish that, I started ETW.
While this has become my life’s work, in my free time, I love playing guitar, reading, exercising and spending time with those I care about.
"He’s mastered the connection between culture and financial results, and demonstrates this regularly by helping business leaders focus on improving what’s most important in order to win. Lee is humble yet sophisticated, and he understands all aspects of an organization from the factory floor to the C-suite of Fortune 100 because he literally succeeded from the factory floor to CEO himself."
"He recently spoke at our global event, and our attendees haven’t stopped commenting about the simplicity and clarity he brought. He quickly became a crowd favorite for the high value and deep thinking that defines his communication style. I highly recommend him."