Andrew Sullivan, Sullivan and Schlieman Wealth Management, Ken Madren, PermaTherm Inc., and Jim Pursley, Factory Automation Systems (ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 53)
On this episode of ProfitSense, host Bill McDermott welcomed three accomplished company leaders to delve into various aspects of successful businesses, financial management, and future planning. Andrew Sullivan, Sullivan and Schlieman Wealth Management, discussed year-end financial planning and common issues that prevent people from achieving financial success in retirement. Ken Madren of PermaTherm shared the impact of communication on business growth and emphasized the importance of maintaining a “hand on the rudder” for navigating through challenges and distractions. Jim Pursley, Factory Automation Systems, discussed the state of the manufacturing business in the current economic climate, the importance of safety in automation, and shared insights he’s gathered as a CEO.
Bill wrapped up the show by offering three quick tips on perfecting your 2024 projections.
Andrew Sullivan, Sullivan and Schlieman Wealth Management
Andrew Sullivan is the managing partner and wealth advisor of Sullivan & Schlieman Wealth Management, LLC. In this role, he offers access to a full range of comprehensive financial services, including estate, financial, and income planning, as well as strategic and tactical portfolio construction and management.
Sullivan and Schlieman Wealth Management, LLC is a comprehensive wealth planning firm established to serve affluent individuals and their families in an effort to plan for and pursue their financial goals. With a combined total of over 150 years of industry experience, we have the knowledge to develop a plan that is specific to your needs. As a result of earning their clients’ esteem, the team at SSWM has established client relationships that are multi-generational, lasting over 20 years.
Andrew graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in finance and received a master’s degree in international business from Georgia State University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designee, earned through studies conducted at Oglethorpe University.
Andrew and his wife, Donna, reside in Alpharetta, Georgia, with their two children. He spends his free time with his family. Andrew is an avid hunter, traveling across the U.S. and various other countries for the sport.
Ken Madren, PermaTherm Inc.
Ken Madren is the CEO of PermaTherm Inc.
PermaTherm is a manufacturer of insulated metal panels, primarily for cold storage and processing facilities. Largely serving the food and indoor growing industries, PermaTherm panels are the ideal insulation material for commercial cold storage warehouses, processing rooms, vertical farms, or hydroponic farms. With over 33 years in business, PermaTherm prides itself on extensive knowledge and experience within the industry. PermaTherm’s team of insulated panel consultants provides expert project consultations free of charge, as well as offering onsite visits to project locations when needed.
Jim Pursley, President, Factory Automation Systems
Jim Pursley is the President of Factory Automation Systems.
Factory Automation Systems is an automation systems integrator that was founded in 1992. Based in Atlanta, GA, the company has implemented thousands of solutions for manufacturers from a variety of industries across the U.S. and abroad.
Discrete control, coordinated motion, process automation, production monitoring, robotic machine tending, material handling, traceability, robotic assembly, and machine safety are some of the diverse systems they develop for a wide mix of customers. The company welcomes the opportunity to put their experienced team to work on your next automation project.