Discover what Cole’s son said that changed his approach to leadership, why Cole claims it’s critical to discover people’s natural wirings, and what strategies his companies employ to set new hires up for success (13 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS® PODCAST GUEST: Cole Patchell
Cole Patchell is the President of the CRA group of companies (CRA, CRA Finished Tubes, PipeSearch, and K&B/CRA).
He grew up in an oilfield home and started working in the pipe yard at the age of 15. Cole graduated from the Miami University with a BS in Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and began his career with McDermott International. In December 2008, Cole joined Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRA), founded by his father John Patchell in 2001. For the first 4 years at CRA, he spent up to 6 months of the year visiting customers in over 50 countries. It was during those years of heavy travel, Cole learned that the industry needed more innovation in the supply of OCTG. This was the start of his passion for harnessing the power of technology in their business. What started as an idea on paper in 2013, has turned into the development of some of the most advanced technology in the world to support the buying and selling of pipe.
Today, as President of CRA, Cole is committed to leading the group of CRA companies into a future defined by sustainability and technological advancements. The unique value provided to their customers come via two vision statements and the supporting companies:
Manufacturing Vision: Be the fastest, most reliable, quality mill provider of corrosion resistant alloy pipe and tube in the world.
Trading Vision: Become the world’s most reliable and trusted source of quality surplus.
Cole continues to be deeply devoted to seeking innovative solutions that contribute to their sustainability goals while creating a positive societal impact. By supporting renewable energy initiatives and promoting a more circular economy, they can drive change that resonates beyond their organizations and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.
Cole Patchell: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cole-patchell-16253010/
CEO Blindspots® podcast host: Birgit Kamps.
Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member with various companies. She is able to help investors and executives quickly discover blind spots holding their organization back, and accelerate leadership effectiveness.
In addition, Birgit is the host of the CEO Blindspots® Podcast which was recognized by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA by 733%; https://www.ceoblindspots.com/
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