Sharing Our Message: Inc. Magazine

Barry-Wehmiller is featured in the May issue of Inc. magazine as one of its “Most Audacious Companies” in the area of culture. When we asked Scott Leibs, an executive editor with Inc. who interviewed me for the article, why they chose the word audacious, he said it was carefully chosen to emphasize companies “not afraid to do things truly differently.”

Scott said they consider those organizations which are “relentlesslyWe definitely intend to make a difference. Click To Tweet opposed to the status quo. We admire success in all its forms, but there is something particularly exciting and noteworthy when a company is willing to go against the grain, motivated by a genuine desire to make a difference.”

We are definitely not afraid to do things differently. And we definitely intend to make a difference. Thanks to Inc. for recognizing that. Time for the world to do the same.

Click HERE to read the article.

Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $3+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 12,000 team members are united around a common belief: we can use the power of business to build a better world. Chapman explores that idea in his Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family, available from Penguin Random House.


  • Greg Williams says:

    I might have used the term “courageous” rather than “audacious”, but the fact that Barry-Wehmiller is “not afraid to do things truly differently” is indisputable. Having had the opportunity to visit multiple B-W sites and attend the B-W University as a guest, I can attest to the truly caring culture and the fact that B-W leaders do feel and demonstrate a profound sense of responsibility for the lives entrusted to them.

    The article was well written, and I hope it inspires other companies and leaders across the country to re-assess how they think about the people in their organizations. They need to ask themselves if they are “managers”, or if they are leaders with a profound sense of responsibility to be good stewards of their people, as well as their business. Bob has clearly demonstrated that you can have a sincere culture of truly human leadership -AND- a very successful and thriving business.

  • Sean Murphy says:

    As Bob says, we at Barry-Wehmiller “think differently” and challenge “traditional thinking” in how we go to market, how we treat our people, how we build our businesses – we forever challenge the status quo. And the learnings are invaluable!

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