Biz briefs 7/3

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 3, 2016

Jim Goodman inducted into Nypro Hall of Fame

Jim Goodman was recently inducted into the Nypro Hall of Fame. Nypro was a privately held, $1.2 billion company prior to being acquired by Jabil Corporation in 2013.

Prior to joining Nypro in 1987, Goodman had extensive manufacturing experience in the medical device manufacturing industry where he held senior level leadership positions.

Goodman initially joined Nypro as the president of the Atlanta joint venture with Mitsui (Amitech) but agreed to go to Puerto Rico for three years to reorganize and rebuild an existing operation. While Goodman was the president of Amitech he also assumed the responsibility of board chairman for Nypro Carolina (Burlington) and built a new operation in Albany, Ga., to supply Sony.

During a time period of the company’s largest expansion, Goodman participated in most of the facilities planning, building and operation process definition.

In 1998, Nypro made the decision to acquire DJ in Louisville, Ky. and Goodman was asked to become president.

Goodman was promoted to vice president of the Central Region and was responsible for $180 million in sales, 1,800 employees and seven Nypro operations (Atlanta, North Carolina, Albany, Iowa, Louisville, Hazard, El Paso).

In 2004, Goodman was promoted to the VP of Manufacturing Excellence transferred to Nypro Clinton to begin work on creating “One Nypro.” After six months, Nypro acquired Betts, a large medical device, packaging molder located in England. Goodman’s task was to manage the disassembly of Betts Company (injection molding and medical device manufacturing) while creating a plan to disperse the business within existing Nypro European facilities in England, Ireland, Wales and France.

Goodman retired from Nypro in 2006.

Currently there are two Nypro/Jabil operations in North Carolina: one in Asheville (Medical Device Manufacturing) and one in Mebane (Packaging Manufacturing). The two operations have a combined total of 800 employees and generate approximately $100 million in revenue.

The Nypro Hall of Fame Selection was based on the following criteria:

  • Employed by Nypro for more than 20 years.
  • Retired more than 5 years.
  • Significant contribution in technology, commitment to others, growth, profitability, leader, innovator.

CENTURY 21 sweeps annual J.D. Power 2015 Home Buyer/Seller Study awards

The results are in and once again the CENTURY 21 brand is No. 1.

According to the Millward Brown, 2016 Ad Tracking Study, Century 21 Real Estate LLC is the most recognized name in real estate and the brand that was selected as the leader in brand awareness in 2016 for the 18th consecutive year among consumers presented with a list of real estate agencies.

As the industry leader in brand awareness, the CENTURY 21 name is top of mind with home buyers and home sellers as they begin their home and agent search.

The CENTURY 21 brand swept the annual J.D. Power 2015 Home Buyer/Seller Study awards for the second year in a row by receiving the highest ranking among national real estate firms across all four customer satisfaction segments in the study: “Highest Overall Satisfaction for First-Time and Repeat Home Buyers and Sellers.”

This marks the first time that any one brand has swept the top spot across all four customer satisfaction segments — not only did the company do it once — it did it two years in a row.

In 2015, 42 independent real estate companies in the United States, and five international master franchisors, selected Century 21 Real Estate LLC as the best platform for their affiliated agents, their market and their growth and long-term success.

In total, the brand welcomed 497 new offices globally: 405 internationally and 92 in core and strategic markets in the U.S.

The CENTURY 21 System is increasingly the brand of choice for real estate consumers and real estate professionals, and the global leader is well-positioned for continued growth and expansion throughout the U.S. and around the world. In fact, no other real estate company has done what the C21 System accomplished in 2014 and 2015.