It is the people who make the robots work. From ’83 until 1990, ARC Specialties was a part-time, one man company. It was fun, but I was also very limited as to what ARC could accomplish. So I am acutely aware of the importance of having a team.
I have been blessed with an amazing group of folks who have made ARC what it is today. Continuity is important in a company, and keeping the team happy and together is one part of this. One way we express our appreciation is through our Rolex program. In 2003 Gary Ewing had his ten-year anniversary, and we celebrated with a Rolex.
I have had the honor of presenting 26 Rolexes so far. This month we gave watches to Mario and Pluto, two talented technicians I met in Talara, Peru, in the ’90s who have worked for ARC for the last ten years.