Peerless Pumps quickly realized tangible benefits from investing in the EMBA education of Leroy Williams.
As one of the top manufacturers of pumps to global markets, Peerless wanted to improve its operations by implementing lean enterprise philosophies and processes. As part of the applied project for his EMBA Program, Williams focused on turning a lean enterprise philosophy into a reality for Peerless.
The result is an enviable one: The project’s expected return after its first year of implementation was approximately $3 million. And the company continues to reap the benefits of the foundation that Williams laid for lean enterprise.
The value of his degree to Williams and Peerless Pumps merged into a win-win for both.
“It definitely provides the stage to set yourself up for success,” says Williams. “I think it put me in a position for a promotion without a doubt."
With strong evidence to support the return on investment for Peerless Pump, the company has sponsored other students. In fact, Mike Cates, Williams’ boss, also completed an EMBA Program.
“In many ways, the impact of the degree is immeasurable,” says Cates. “You can’t really measure the results of effective leadership. Leroy has been able to affect those he works with in a positive way. Everybody sees it, and it makes so much more possible.”