Tomorrow is National Bosses Day, and we’re happy for a time to appreciate our corporate leadership at KTM Solutions: Paul Kumler, PE, President, and Ginger Kumler, CEO, founded KTM in 2005 after their respective careers in Fortune 500 aerospace companies. For the last 16 years, they’ve been applying their experience to build KTM into the engineering- and manufacturing-services company that we are today.
At the beginning of 2021, Dev Belflower, PE, a long-time KTM engineer, joined the corporate team as COO. Recently, he also joined the advisory board of SC Aerospace, lending his input to both KTM and South Carolina’s wider aerospace community.
We appreciate the experience our corporate officers bring to their leadership positions in our company.
Leadership and Service
There are many ways that bosses and leaders contribute to their organization. Thomas Ebeling, who has served in leadership roles with ProSieben Media, Novartis, and Pepsi-Cola Germany, has shared several principles he’s found important in developing leaders. One or those principles is to “help talent to see that they must find people who can outperform them. The whole enterprise . . . depends on being passionate to find and develop people that can exceed us. Care more about next generations’ success than your own.”
That attitude of preparing the next generation to surpass your own successes ties in to KTM’s goal of treating each other with the heart of a teacher—care about other people (coworkers, clients, and vendors), be kind, and be ready to help. From student internships to the constant learning that comes with each project, we want to contribute to workforce development however we’re able, and that includes sharing knowledge between generations.
Each of us has been influenced by experiences and mentors. Join us this Bosses Day in celebrating and appreciating the leaders who’ve shaped you.