Leadership in an ESOP Environment: While leadership principles in general apply to most any organization, Dr. Bendickson believes there are some unique requirements and opportunities in an ESOP organization that can benefit from focused attention. Learn the positive attributes of an ESOP organization that generally lead to increased levels of employee engagement. Explore the the increase in expectations that management should expect from all employees. Understand how these two organizational dynamics place additional leadership responsibilities on the entire management team.
Who Should Attend: Employees at all levels of the organization. Emerging leaders, supervisors, managers, and executive leaders will find this seminar relevant to their daily work.
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm. (Please arrive 15 minutes early. Marc will begin speaking promptly at 11:30 am.)
Location: 310 Bob Heath Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806
Price: General Admission $25, no charge for Radiance employees
Guest Speaker: Dr. Marc Bendickson
Dr. Bendickson retired from Dynetics, Inc. in 2015, after serving as chief executive officer (CEO) for 25 years. He began his career working for Bell Telephone Laboratories in radar and communications, moving to Teledyne Brown Engineering in 1971 to pursue military radar systems design and analysis, specializing in simulation techniques. In 1974 he joined Dynetics, a newly founded company specializing in radar systems analysis. Over the next 15 years he rose from project lead to department manager, with responsibilities for Radar Intelligence Systems, Tactical Radars, and Missile Seeker Systems. In 1989 he helped formulate and execute a leveraged buyout of the retiring owners via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). During his term as CEO and Chairman of the corporation, Dynetics grew from 160 employees to more than 1500, with annual sales of roughly $300M. The company added several commercial products and services as well as a strong hardware prototyping and limited production capability under his leadership. Several subsidiaries, joint ventures, and regional offices were also created during his tenure. He retired as CEO in July, 2015, and continued to serve as Chairman of the Board until December, 2019, when Dynetics was acquired by Leidos Corporation.