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U-Haul makes getting active a part of doing business

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #5. U-Haul International CEO (or equivalent):Edward J. Shoen, chairman and president of AMERCO (holding company owner of U-Haul International) Number...

At Cintas, employees are partners in health

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #4. Cintas Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Scott D. Farmer Number of employees: 40,000Employees are more than just workers at uniform-maker...

Fidelity aims for financial and physical well-being

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #3. Fidelity Investments CEO (or equivalent): Abigail P. Johnson, CEO and chairman Number of employees: 37,000Fidelity Investments wants its clients...
DATA-DRIVEN: Colleen Ramos, vice president of finance at Women & Infants Hospital, presents the data the hospital needs to chart the best path to the future. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Ramos uses data to illuminate Women & Infants’ financial path

Industry Leader, Health Care Services | Colleen Ramos, Women & Infants HospitalIf you want to improve financial performance, start with good data.That’s the approach...
TECH IN FRONT: Jacques Laflamme, New England Institute of Technology’s chief information officer, has supervised the physical and intellectual expansion of technology for the school during the last three years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Laflamme keeps tech snapping at New England Tech

CHIEF INFORMATION/TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, NONPROFIT | Jacques Laflamme, New England Institute of TechnologyAll universities need technology, but the stakes are particularly high at the New...
CHARTING A NEW COURSE: Theresa A. Baus, right, was the first head of the Technology Partnerships Office at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, in 2006, where she works to share Navy-developed technology with the private sector and vice versa. With her is Mary L. Sylvia, strategy implementation director, USW weapons, vehicles and defensive systems department. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Baus helps military tech value find civilian use

What’s the connection between finding undersea mines and software that detects breast cancer?Theresa A. Baus could tell you. Both processes rely on a mathematical...
BEYOND COMFORT, CHANGING CULTURE: Katrina Thompson-Burnett was trained for laboratory work, but her role at Coastal Medical has forced her to develop new skills while helping transform Coastal’s culture. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Thompson-Burnett has transformed herself and Coastal Medical

Perhaps the best leaders are those who can step out of their comfort zones.Katrina Thompson-Burnett describes herself as a “socially awkward” laboratorian. With an...
MORE THAN A GAME: Foosball lightens the office mood at Sensata Technologies in Attleboro, but Chief Human Resources Officer Allisha Elliott, left, and Nydia Weimar, right, compensation manager, are systematic in deploying human resources policies and programs across the multinational maker of sensors and controls. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Creating a base for more growth

Allisha Elliott | Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., senior vice president, chief human resources officerAllisha Elliott is calm in the face of chaos.In just 3...
AN ENGAGING WORKPLACE: A significant investment in workforce development yields improved quality and lower costs at Tanury Industries. Examining a newly copper-plated hand rail for a private jet are, from left: George Morse, quality-control manager; Dwight Annese, sales representative; Tracey Silva, aviation project manager; and Joe Accaoui, executive vice president of operations. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With an eye to the future,Tanury educates, empowers

Tanury Industries has a rich history in Rhode Island. The family-owned electroplating business has been around for more than 70 years. Still, company leaders...
THE LOCAL TOUCH: Moving all its manufacturing to the United States has allowed AVTECH Software to respond more quickly to the market and customers. Richard Grundy, left, president, and Bob Snow, a hardware engineer, discuss a device at the company's Warren headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Success worldwide with Rhode Island pride

AVTECH Software Inc.'s business philosophy can be summed up in a common expression: Think global, but act local.The company's environmental monitoring systems can be...
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