John Fairley: After 20 years as a retail business owner in Southwestern Vermont, John joined the management team at K&H Products (Porta- Brace). As Director of Operations he enjoyed a unique position that can only happen in a small New England manufacturing environment serving a worldwide market. K&H represented socially responsible manufacturing at its best. He comments that, “The people were happy, we put out a quality product, end-users had access to the design process, and when we went to trade shows it was like a reunion with old friends.” It is with great gratitude that John looks back on the people who shared their experience, knowledge and friendship: in particular Bob Howe (K & H Products, founder), Paul Miottke (production manager/inventor), and Grace Jarecke (lead designer).
After the business sold in 2004, and as digital technology was rapidly transforming the video industry, John realized the inevitability of change. A smaller, knowledgeable, agile company willing to stay focused, maintain high quality, and listen to the particular needs of an expanding industry would be well suited to respond to the new climate. In 2006 John began implementing his vision as the STRUT line of transport cases. His long tenured experience in the design of Audio and Video transport solutions has enabled him to innovate new solutions and respond quickly to the fast pace of this ever changing international industry. STRUT is now 11 years strong!
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