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Rafael Taveras
Industria Core President
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
I was lucky in that I had a very quiet 2023 personally, without any major
events. As time goes on, I'm learning to appreciate times without any
major events in my life. The world did have some major events in the form
of conflicts, which indirectly will affect a lot of people and industries.
Something I learned in 2023 is that taking a day or two to visit a trade
show always pays off. There are multiple trade shows that can add small
value to your company and you get to see some long-term benefits from
conversations with exhibitors.
Being involved in NARSA is one of my favorite activities. I really enjoy
talking with other business leaders in the industry. My favorite thing is that
you always learn something new in the most unexpected way. Everytime I
go to an event I meet someone new and getting to know them is something
that brings me joy. It has helped me in improving my processes by learning
how everyone does things differently depending on their situation.
In 2024, we really want to take a look at improving our warehouse. With so
many items in stock, it is always a challenge to keep everything optimized.
I feel that there are always improvements that can be made in the
warehouse by implementing technologies to help out.
David Dries
Arzon Limited VP Sales & Marketing
Ontario, Canada
Arzon Limited, a subsidiary of the
Kother Group, was sold to LB Advisors
effective December 14th, 2023. Our entire
executive team is excited to work with this
enthusiastic group who are entering our
unique market for the first time.
Arzon continues to broaden our network
and build our support for the Heat
Transfer Industry with the hiring of Dr.
Juho Partanen. Dr. Juho has an extensive
background and has written many insights
ranging from Thermal Design and Material
considerations, to Advancements in
Aluminum Brazing.
What has been reinforced to me is that
even our most sophisticated partners and
I'm also looking forward to the event at DRC this spring.
They have an impressive facility and I hope people get to
go and see it. I'm sure it will be an event we will remember.
customers welcome and appreciate the
sharing of new information to help them
learn and improve on both existing and
future programs. Business is not one sided
and is a true partnership.
NARSA events including the International
Tour continue to bring together the " who's
who " in the industry and allow for open
dialogue and learning specific to industry
trends, insights, and opportunities for
members. My wife also takes full advantage
of the travel whenever possible.
Looking forward, the ability to help our
partners tap into, and capitalize on select
market opportunities via LB Associate
expertise and reach is one of our main
goals. And as always, spending time with
friends and family will be a priority in 2024
and beyond.
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