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DRT America/Pinova graduates first Leadership Class
DRT grads
Graduates include (from left) Robert McKinley; Rhonda Pickren; Matt Pietrzykowski, plant manager, DRT America; Martin Daniel; Christopher King; Mike Fugate; Christine Urquhart; Brian Croft; Carlton Bouie; Pam Brown; and Christopher Niblock, John Myers, safety manager, DRT America, and Mike Crews aren't pictured.

DRT America Inc, including its subsidiary, Pinova Inc,  announced the graduation of the inaugural class of the company’s new Leadership Development Program. The first class consisted of 13 emerging leaders from both US subsidiaries located in Brunswick and Rincon Georgia.

Emerging leaders were selected to participate in the company’s first cross-departmental development programfor one year.  The program focused on a variety of subjects, including six training sessions on planning, building teams, leading others and driving change.  The company partnered with DDI -- a global leadership consulting firm that helps to develop exceptional leaders.

As a final component, participants completed capstone projects lead by project managers.  Participants were divided into teams and asked to develop solutions for important company-wide challenges. Several weeks ago, participants presented their projects to the company’s Steering Committee.

As the program grows, invitations will expand from senior level managers to front-line supervisors, fostering the same leadership footprint throughout the organization. This training is part of our commitment to investing in the development of our employees to improve their skill sets and grow as leaders. The training is applicable in all aspects of their relationships, both personally and professionally

 About DRT  

DRT is specialized in the development of rosin and turpentine extracted from pine resin. As a French company, DRT employs 1,350 people and boasts sales of €500 million. Over 90% of sales are generated in international markets. DRT has sales offices and numerous industrial sites across the globe, including four factories in France, two in the US, one in China and three in India through a joint venture. DRT mainly supplies the perfume, adhesive, tire and health & nutrition markets. 

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