Industrial Theory Podcast

Listen to Episode 13 - How One CEO Grew Their Company by Inspiring Employees to Rise to Their Fullest Potential

Guest: Chad Kalland is the Chief Executive Officer at Vecta Environmental Services based in Gonzales, Louisiana, USA. He helped grow Vecta from a 2011 start-up boasting one client and four employees into a regional leader in the environmental and industrial services sector. Chad also a community activist, working with anti-racism organizations in Houston and New Orleans and most recently, he co-founded The Second Story Project, an organization that helps clients create more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplaces.

Episode in a Tweet: Exceptional leaders inspire others to rise to their fullest potential. Learn how one CEO grew an industrial services company (and a diversity and inclusion non-profit) by delivering exceptional quality, being inclusive, and helping people understand each other through experience sharing.

Quick Background: Host Kerry Siggins interviews Chad Kalland, CEO of Vecta Environmental Services and co-founder of The Second Story Project, an organization that helps clients create more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplaces. They discuss Chad’s commitment to building a small but high value-add industrial services company and how to create safe spaces for people to share their experiences and learn from each other in efforts to breakdown barriers around race, gender, socioeconomic status, etc. Chad shares his insights and passion throughout the podcast, and his message is one that we all need to hear. Why? Because we all can be inspired by one another by sharing our personal stories and allowing others to more deeply understand where we came from and how our belief systems came to be. This is a not-to-be missed episode!


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