Within a week of starting to work at Advanced Circuits John Yacoub was told the company would shut down because of environmental issues.
The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District said it was “going to pull our permit and pour cement so we could not discharge, which would put the company out of business,” said Yacoub, president and CEO of the printed circuit-board manufacturing company.
As chief operating officer of the company in 1996, Yacoub made changes to help it survive. He brought the company into compliance with environmental codes and moved it to a new location, closer to Denver International Airport. ...
[Sorry, that is all I could get without a subscription.]
You are right. Without access to the full article, the information is limited. As far as the article allowed me access, I thought it nice that one of our CEO's (Advanced Circuits), was awarded Entrepeneur of the Year. Of course, AC has been one of CODI's solidest performers (behind Fox) during the downturn.
If someone has access to the full article, it would be great to share it.