As a journalist, I was pretty much used to having sit-downs with the C-suites of the corporation world… I was a work journalist and appreciated knowing more about powerful ladies in society. I had been researching the vast world of cooling devices and warming equipment, and so I settled on this woman who had single-handedly built a supplier that had gone ahead to become the most successful supplier in the state. She easily had earned tons of awards for her heating business. I was having lunch with a Heating, Ventilation and A/C professional who had a multi-billion dollar corporation. I started by asking her personal questions so she could easily explain her starting point. She had started by selling simple heating and cooling devices such as the wireless temperature controls before proceeding to supply the Heating, Ventilation and A/C devices and a hydronic heating unit. The heating industry is a male-dominated market however my interviewee managed to develop extremely thick skin. As the enterprise grew so did her workforce. She employed numerous workers who were responsible for furnace/heater repairs. She also trained them on how to check and replace the furnace filter and install the central furnaces. At some point in time, she became entirely bankrupt however was still able to pull herself up from her bootstraps and go at it all over again. She now stocked major units such as the central A/C device and the electric furnace. As the two of us were speaking, our gas furnace cranked and completely shut off. It took her approximately 10 minutes to revive it! Guess that is why she was the true expert. The interview went especially well and our editor was also blissful to meet this stunning young woman.
April 19, 2021
April 19, 2021