‘Stand Outside the Box’

As CEO of a family-owned manufacturing company, we retained Jim McHugh to conduct a broad strategic and operational analysis of our organization and its strategic direction.  This initial contact led to a nearly two decade relationship during which he became a Director of the Corporation and also separately conducted a number of consulting engagements. Jim’s value to our success came from his absolute objectivity and his ability to stand outside the box and see what was not so obvious to tradition-bound insiders. He has a non-threatening style in communicating with managers.  His contribution ultimately enabled the owners to successfully sell the business.  The company continues to prosper in a difficult environment.  — Lee Hirschey, former Chairman and CEO,  Climax Manufacturing Company