From running a company, to giving back to his community
[Colorado, USA]: On July 22nd, 2021, the Colorado Titan 100 program honored Industrial Specialties Manufacturing (ISM) President and CEO James Davis as a Titan 100 member at their annual awards ceremony. The award recognizes “the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion,” (Titan100.biz). Only given to 100 CEO’s and C-level executives annually, this award is a prestigious honor.
James Davis, ISM’s CEO and president, has managed to occupy that seat for 15 years since purchasing the company in 2006. His leadership which has allowed ISM to thrive as a global distributor. Despite obstacles beyond his company’s control, such as ongoing supply chain delays and global material shortages, he’s worked hard to stay on top of what his team can control.
An example of James’ leadership was working with Ford Motors as part of the Defense Production Act (DPA). ISM was able to provide components for 50,000 ventilators during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. To accomplish this, James worked tirelessly along with the ISM team, suppliers, and Ford to obtain the parts needed for the ventilators, including arranging expedited shipping and product transportation to Ford’s manufacturing facility.
James’ hard work and dedication have been recognized throughout the years, not only in business but in his support for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. As a longtime board member, James gives back to the community by helping people experiencing homelessness in Colorado. It’s what he’s most passionate about, and his team is proud to work for someone who has such compassion and empathy for others.
Jaime Zawmon, president of Titan 100 said, “We proudly recognize the Titan100 for their achievements and contributions to Colorado’s business community and beyond. This past year, these executives were forced to navigate the daunting effects of a worldwide pandemic and their leadership was tested. The Titan100 have proven their ability to adapt, innovate, and grow. We congratulate this year’s list of prestigious honorees.”
Industrial Specialties Mfg. (ISM)
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