EVOLVE Business and Professional Magazine May 2019 - Page 15

Technologies in August 2006, Teledyne Marine, with a global customer base, could locate its headquarters anywhere in the world, but notes Volusia County has important elements for success. “It was started here and when I took it over, the reality was we wanted a location where we could build a custom building and Tomoka Farms had that. We have employees who live locally. A happy, motivated workforce is exactly what you need, so we’ve retained many of the people who started the company and added a lot of new talent to help us grow,” he said. Teledyne Marine has become one of the businesses showcased when other high tech companies come to tour the area. “Mike is a critical player,” said Sharples. “When we bring a company into town and they are a technical company, engineering based, frequently we take them over to Teledyne and introduce them to Mike and let them see that, yes, you can hire engineers and be successful manufacturer of high tech products right here in Volusia County.” “That’s the key. It’s all a product of the relationships. People do business with people they like,” said Sharples. “If you come here, you feel welcomed, you develop relationships with members of the business community, you feel a level of comfort.” Danielle Anderson has worked in the public relations and media industry for a decade. She started her career as a reporter for Flagler Broadcasting where she discovered her passion for telling the stories of communities in Florida. Teledyne Marine President Mike Read COMMUNITY SUPPORT HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF OUR PRACTICE AREAS. Dedicated to our clients and our community since 1925. Offices in Daytona Beach & DeLand 386.255.8171 | CobbCole.com For additional information or questions regarding this message, please contact Matthew S. Welch, Partner. MAY 2019 | 15 |