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Anthony Rigato J.

Technical Instructor

GP Strategies Corporation

HQ Phone: (443) 367-9925

GP Strategies Corporation

70 Corporate Center 11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 200

Columbia, Maryland 21044

United States

Company Description

GP Strategies Corporation (GP Strategies), incorporated in 1959, is a provider of customized training solutions focused on performance improvement initiatives for its clients. The Company provides consulting, engineering and technical services that enhanc ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Sales Manager
Advent Design Corporation

Owner and Chief Executive Officer
MRM Incorporated


Board Member

Board Member
SADD Michigan

Board Member
Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Active Member
Novi Expo Center


Graduate of the Owners/President Management Program

Harvard Business School

Web References (3 Total References)

WorkStar Library on Strategic Planning

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On September 8, 1995, Tony Rigato paced a marbled hotel lobby in Ypsilanti, Mich., bracing himself for a confrontation that he knew would appear rash and self-destructive. Rigato, owner and CEO of MRM, had decided to drop his biggest supplier, a valve manufacturer whose president would soon walk through the door. The supplier's products accounted for 40% of Rigato's business as a distributor, so he knew his decision would anger his customers, baffle his competitors, and inflict temporary financial hardship upon his employees.

Tony ...

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Tony Rigatotonyro@ppi-world.net

Chairman of the Board
Anthony J. Rigato
Tony's vision, tenacity and ability to develop and implement bold strategic plans took MRM Inc. from a small profitable family business to a leader in the distribution industry.Tony's leadership ability and vision to integrate information technology to enhance customer service and business expertise not only resulted in MRM's tremendous success but has contributed to the success of MRM suppliers and customers.
Tony joined the company in 1972.He has worked in all areas of the business, starting in shipping and receiving and moving to data processing, accounting, and inside and outside sales.Upon assuming the position of sales manager in 1988, Tony implemented aggressive growth strategies transforming MRM from a task-oriented company to a dynamic provider of Solutions By Design.
In 1991, Tony became vice president of operations.In this position, he instituted an annual strategic planning process and raised MRM's sales from $4 million to nearly $14 million by 1995.During this period, MRM's sales territory doubled to 12 1/2 counties.His five-year plan to buy the business from his father, MRM founder John Rigato, was completed in 1994.
Upon purchasing the company, Tony put into place a 5 year succession plan.His plan included the development of a management team, implementation of a track selling system, and the development of a legal, financial and consulting network to aid in this process.He completed the plan in 1998 with the birth of his consulting company, PPI International.
The management team Tony has put in place is responsible for MRM.Tony consults with MRM and continues to further enhance the company's track selling skills.
Tony attended management courses offered through the American Management Association and is a graduate of the Owners/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.He is an active member of several trade and professional associations, including the Fluid Power Distributors Association, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Novi Chamber of Commerce, and SADD Michigan Board of Directors.
Tony currently resides in Colorado with his family.

management articles, management techniques, and leadership information at inc.com

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Tony Rigato , CEO of MRM , created a strategic plan that forced him to change his company and himself.Here are five tough questions Rigato had to ask himself during this process.


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