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This special episode of “Celebrating Powerhouse Women” focuses on effectively leading a business during the COVID-19 pandemic or any similar crisis.
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Terri Jondahl/CAB Incorporated
Terri Jondahl built CAB Incorporated, an iron and steel precision products company serving industrial, infrastructure and renewable energy sectors, from $3.5 million to $50 million.
As a key strategy, she has diversified manufacturing operations – both expanding US manufacturing and transitioning outsourced products from country to country based on geopolitical realities over the past thirty years. CAB has quality management and engineering operations in China, India, Korea and Vietnam as well as a sales and distribution operation in South Africa.
In transforming CAB from a single product line, US focused business, to a multi-national, multi-product business, Terri developed valuable international and complex enterprise experience. Key to her success was the development of strong modeling, key metrics and process controls for rigorous management of finances, quality and manufacturing.
Coupled with deep understanding of domestic and international business culture and environments, these tools and skills have provided the means to better “see around corners” to quickly anticipate the need for a change in strategy.
As an independent director of Gwinnett Health System and Sequent Health Clinically Integrated Network, she used the skills gained from the many pivots in the industrial sector to encourage better metrics and to evaluate the changing healthcare industry. This strategic outlook resulted in playing a key board role in identifying, evaluating, selecting and championing Gwinnett Medical’s recent merger with Northside Hospital Inc, creating a $4 billion entity. Terri now serves on the Northside Hospital Inc. board. She also serves on the Managing Board of Sunbelt Packaging, a regional packaging equipment and supply company.
Board experience includes being Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee and serving on Executive Committee, Finance, Audit & Compliance, Strategic Planning, Strategic Partnership and Compensation Committees.
Terri is a recognized leader serving on many boards including Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (past Chair and current Secretary and Vice Chair of Manufacturing); Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation Board of Trustees (Secretary and Strategic Planning Chair); Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent’s Business Advisory Council; 1818 Club Board; Mitsubishi Electric Classic Foundation; and Gwinnett Medical Foundation. She was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to serve on the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority and is currently serving as Chair and is heavily involved in work on continued development on Lake Lanier Islands.
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