My relationship with Brian has been influential. In the several years working directly and indirectly with him, he brought a different level of challenge which always questioned the status quo. In the spirit of challenging the status quo he often referred to Henry Ford:“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”An example includes the Corporate wide Kaizen Competition which involved each manufacturing plant presenting an improvement project to executive management. Not only did this program bring attention to location specific activities but it also gave location individuals the opportunity to prepare, present and directly interact with C level management.Another example was the HiPo or High Potential Program he helped develop. This was part of the organization’s succession planning process. Critical to business Individuals were identified and brought together to form small teams which then worked on a selected project. Individuals of the teams were cross functional from every part of the business (sales, manufacturing, engineering). Collaboration was always the lesson but the the most important was recognizing/engaging individual weaknesses with strengths of other members of the team.
I met Mr. Kemple in the most challenging time of my professional life. Run a manufacturing plant without previous experience was a great learning process, but also, very tough. He came to coach and mentor me in the middle of this experience and brought all his knowledge and expertise to show me many tools that I could use and improve my performance in the plant. Also, he is a very positive person and I always remember one of his major speeches to me: “Manufacturing is 3 steps forward and 2.5 backward. Don’t give up, keep improving and celebrate the 0.5 advanced work done.” Above all, I have met a fantastic human being. He knows very well how to push, sometimes quite hard, bringing logic and very good arguments to the table, however always with respect and for the best interests of the persons involved and the company. At the same time, he maintains a very good sense of humor, trying to make the environment more friendly. I really had a lot of fun and learning from him.
I worked for Brian for approximately 3 years while he was Director of Operations and I was a Plant Manager for NSK in Iowa. Brian was a very high energy, enthusiastic leader who was continually pushing the status quo. He brought a very innovative perspective to many issues which lead to positive results. His business acumen is excellent and I learned a great deal under his leadership.
My experience with Brian at Your Legacy Advisors, LLC has been outstanding. Brian is conscientious, thorough, knowledgeable and brings a wealth of experience to each of our meetings. His guidance and insight have been invaluable to me as I work to grow my business and serve my own client base. We have worked together to analyze my current business model and practices and, with his help, I have been able to set goals and put new practices into place that have already had a positive impact on my bottom line. His honest feedback and helpful suggestions are helping me plan for the future and stay competitive in my field. Brian brings so much experience to the table and has helped me think out of the box and consider new paths and options for providing my customers with more value, scaling my business to the next level and reaching my goals.