Jul 8, 2020
Blair Franklin on workplace behavior, hiring excellence, and company legacy
"I've made some business cases that were absolute just flops. So... I'm here to tell you, past mistakes are good, you know, if you can get unentangled from them and move on and don't let it scare you from getting back up to bat." ~Blair Franklin
Twenty-five years after receiving an MBA from Pepperdine University, Blair Franklin, president and CEO of AmeriPipe Supply, Inc. headquartered in Dallas, TX, is picking up where he left off, returning to Pepperdine to complete his applied doctorate in workplace behaviors. Beyond the satisfaction of personal achievement, Blair hopes his post-graduate work will guide executives to make better decisions and enhance their leadership skills.
"Can we do a better job of not only deciding who we bring into our family culture but, once they are there, how do we do the very best job we can at encouraging good behavior or mitigating bad behavior?" As head of a family-owned pipe, valve, and fittings distributor, Blair asks those questions in real-time, e…