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ENERGY EFFICIENT: A recent accomplishment of Jennifer St. Pierre, Fall River Five Cents Savings Bank’s chief financial officer and treasurer, helped the bank partner with Sunwealth with the intention of providing a solar rooftop for Project Independence, a New Bedford-based adult day health center. 

BankFive’s St. Pierre banks on collaboration to meet the bottom line

PBN C-Suite 2024 Awards LARGE PRIVATE COMPANY: Jennifer St. Pierre Fall River Five Cents Savings Bank | Chief financial officer and treasurer “TEAM” SEEMS TO BE...
FINAL EXAM: Jan Hennecke, igus inc.’s product manager of low-cost innovation, tests out a product for quality at the East Providence facility. 

For igus, becoming carbon neutral means being opposite from everyone

PBN 2023 Manufacturing Awards GREEN MANUFACTURING: igus inc. FOR FELIX BROCKMEYER, CEO and president of igus inc., stepping into his role at the East Providence-based manufacturer...

U-Haul International helps move wellness in good directions

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2023 5,000+ Employees 2. U-Haul International Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Edward J. “Joe” Shoen, Chairman and CEO Number of employees: 17,170 WHEN PEOPLE...

Offering employees ‘Prime’ benefits at Prime Therapeutics

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2023 5,000+ Employees 3. Prime Therapeutics LLC CEO (or equivalent): Ken Paulus, CEO Number of employees: 6,486 IT MAKES SENSE that...
BUILDING CAREERS: Throughout Alison Wicks’ career at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, she has developed a philosophy that supports her colleagues’ professional development, especially the women. 

NUWC’s Wicks leads by example to rise through the ranks

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards TECHNICAL SERVICES WOMAN TO WATCH: Alison Wicks | Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport policy division head and contracting...
INFLUENCER: Helping fellow employees achieve the best they can be is what helps drive Taco Inc. Senior Vice President of Operations Jon Giampietro. 

Giampietro’s positive mindset a net positive for Taco

2023 C-Suite Awards Large Private Company: Jon Giampietro | Taco Inc./Taco Comfort Solutions senior vice president of operations IT IS SAID that there are those who...
TEAM PLAYERS: From left, Marcum LLP accounting services staffer Grace Mayer; certified public accountant and accounting services staffer Meng Zhang; marketing staffer Jody Eisner; Senior Billing Coordinator Paul Dean; and Administrative Services Manager Helena M. Venda collaborate on a project at the firm’s Providence office. 

Equality starts with respect at Marcum LLP

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Accounting: Marcum LLP WHEN INTERVIEWING for her new position as the director of diversity, equity and inclusion at...
HANDS-ON ASSEMBLY: Taco Inc. machine operators Latsamy Saysana, foreground, and Boumsavanh Le work at the company’s Cranston facility. Taco manufactures a variety of items, including air and dirt separators, circulatory pumps, thermostats and many heating- and pumping-based products.

Flexible workers, adaptability keep products churning out at Taco

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2022 OVERALL EXCELLENCE AT AN ENTERPRISE MANUFACTURER: Taco Inc. The last thing many people think about when they go on vacation is their hot-water...
INNOVATION LEADER: Grant Cooper, CEO of Optrel Inc. in East Greenwich, says the manufacturer primarily focused on industrial protection, such as the welder helmets seen behind him, before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now Optrel has transitioned into products that are more health care friendly.

Whether for industrial or health care needs, Optrel is all about...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2022 EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCT INNOVATION & DESIGN: Optrel Inc. Whether it is manufacturing products for health care workers or for welders, Optrel Inc. is...
SPARKING CONVERSATION: Rhode Island CEO Council founder and CEO Robert Fiske regularly hears discussions among local business leaders about how to address a myriad of challenges impacting multiple industries. 

R.I. CEO Council is a leader amongst leaders

PBN Innovative Companies 2022 INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION: Rhode Island CEO Council THE NEWLY FOUNDED Rhode Island CEO Council may only be less than 1 year old, but...
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