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Shawmut gives employees stake in customer satisfaction

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $75M AND ABOVE | 4TH PLACE Shawmut Design and Construction is a fast-growing company that has also been recognized among the...
FULLY ENGAGED: Shawmut Design and Construction employees own the company, which leads to them acting as owners looking to create solutions to difficult challenges. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Flexible work schedules empower employees, add to innovation

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING Construction management firm Shawmut Design and Construction possesses a reputation for completing complex and challenging projects. Each employee...
A FRESH START: BI Medical helps solve a bacteria and odor issue for lower-leg amputees. At the company’s West Greenwich headquarters are, from left: James Wagner, CEO and president; Elizabeth Stone, business director; Michael Stone, director of research; and Jay Vincelli, laboratory director. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Company finds solution for lower-leg amputees

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | BIOTECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCES In his 35 years as a surgeon, Brown University professor and emeritus director of orthopedic trauma at Rhode...
CHARGED UP: PowerDocks has placed a 20-by-20-foot charging platform in Newport harbor. Using it with an eCraft boat are, from left, Rufus Van Gruisen, president of Cay Electronics Inc. and eCraft Yachts; Anthony Baro, managing partner of PowerDocks; and Chris Fagan, principal of PowerDocks. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PowerDocks helps improve environmental footprint of marine industry

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT PowerDocks LLC, founded last year by Chris Fagan and Anthony Baro and located in Newport and Fall River,...
EVERYONE HAS STRENGTHS: Michelle Saunders, manager of organizational and leadership development for Ocean State Job Lot, enjoys helping all of the company’s employees find the difference they can make in the workplace, including the company’s North Kingstown distribution center.   / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Saunders teaches others to apply knowledge, be impactful

Michelle Saunders, manager of organizational design and leadership at Ocean State Job Lot, has been at her position for just one year. But her...
NEXT GENERATION, NEW APPROACH: Felice Porcaro Silvia, president of Uncas International, speaks with her brother, Felix A. Porcaro III, at the company facility in West Warwick. Since buying their father’s jewelry company, Crimzon Rose, they have focused on expanding product lines and customers.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With Silvia, the family business shines

Felice Porcaro Silvia, president of Uncas International, a fashion jewelry, accessories and gifting company, has been working in the jewelry industry for more than...
BRINGING TECHNOLOGY TO BEAR: Jeffrey Wilhelm, Envision Technology Advisors chief technology officer, understands what the latest information technology tools are and how the company’s clients can take the best advantage of them. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The big picture yields key insights

Jeffrey Wilhelm | Envision Technology Advisors, chief technology officer Envision Technology Advisors Chief Technology Officer Jeffrey Wilhelm knew what he wanted to be in fifth...
PROCESS ORIENTED: A mechanical-engineering class from Roger Williams University tours VIBCO in Richmond, with spokesman P.J. Dougherty Jr., right, explaining the process the company uses to produce its many product lines. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Understanding that every action produces a reaction

VIBCO Inc. isn't a Rhode Island native – having been founded in 1962 in New Jersey. But the Richmond manufacturer has put the Ocean...
TALL ORDER: The Partnership for Rhode Island Streetlight Management, founded and led by Jeffrey A. Broadhead, left, is helping cities and towns find significant savings by converting streetlights to light-emitting diodes. Installing a new light in Providence is electrician Jim Mitchell.

PRISM shines light on savings

CEO (or equivalent): Jeffrey A. Broadhead, executive director 2015 Revenue: $5,117,075 2013 Revenue: $189,941 Revenue growth: 2,594% THE PARTNERSHIP FOR RHODE ISLAND STREETLIGHT MANAGEMENT, a nonprofit based in...

Pranzi caters to smart tasters

CEO (or equivalent): Lisa Marie Mattiello, owner and president; Nick Mattiello, owner, vice president and general manager 2015 Revenue: $5,269,930 2013 Revenue: $2,750,288 Revenue growth: 92%...

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