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April 26, 2010 Entrepreneurial Adventures in the Chemical Industry Donald Gulbrandsen - Agenda: description of the business, how I got started, lessons learned - The Companies Today o $150M, 800 people o GTI- (technologies) Products: water treatment, chemicals, personal care products Markets: mucipal water platns, industrial water plants, consumer products, cos. competitors o GCI- (chemicals) - a global presence o North America, India, o Sale offices in Asia - the college years o law school and job hunting o entrepreneurial ideas o exploration of possibilities - wanted to start a company under chemistry - lessons learned o be mindful of the influence of others on my thinking. o Listen to the small whispers inside and grow them. o Connect my passion with the world’s deep needs and pains. - failure is an opportunity to learn and grow - first business plan, 1984 o (aluminum chloride solution) o The idea: manufacture water white ACS from byproduct ACS and sell to Antacid, Antiperspirant and Alum market
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course MGT 3360 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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