60 Years of Growth, Discovery

(As the editor of Alcon World News, I often penned an “Editor’s Note” to add a little perspective to the magazine’s contents. This is one such note, taken from an issue published in 2006 – Alcon’s 60th year since incorporation.) To fully appreciate how far Alcon has come in the 60 years since its incorporation,Continue reading “60 Years of Growth, Discovery”

From the Mountain State to the Emerald Isle: The Huntington-Cork Connection

(This article appeared in the 1Q 2008 issue of Alcon’s quarterly global magazine, Alcon World News.) While growth – both in sales and manufacturing output – can certainly be good for a company’s bottom line, it also can pose some daunting challenges: Do you have the space to build new facilities at your existing plant?Continue reading “From the Mountain State to the Emerald Isle: The Huntington-Cork Connection”

Hurricane Ike Puts Alcon’s Emergency Response Plans to the Test

(The following article appeared in the 4Q 2008 issue of Alcon’s quarterly global magazine, Alcon World News. It examines the company’s response to Hurricane Ike.) In early September – only three years after Alcon Houston dealt with the affects of the most active and destructive Atlantic storm season in recorded history, including the devastating hurricanesContinue reading “Hurricane Ike Puts Alcon’s Emergency Response Plans to the Test”

Southwest Aims to Reinforce Brand Image With New Look, Feel at Airports

(This article was written for Southwest’s monthly employee magazine, LUVLines, detailing the airline’s revamping of its corporate brand.) In the early 1970s – just as Southwest’s red-bellied aircraft were first taking to the skies – we found ourselves in the difficult position faced by many start-up ventures that set out to shake up their industriesContinue reading “Southwest Aims to Reinforce Brand Image With New Look, Feel at Airports”