MiMfg Magazine September 2017 - Page 21

Kelly Victor-Burke CEO Barry Burke President Burke Architectural Millwork 1 1 Joined MMA: September 2016 1 1 Employs: 5 Michigan workers 1 1 Website: www.burkemillwork.com How I Motivate My Team Kelly: I go out on the floor and interact with them. I’m helpful and I want to know about their lives. Barry: Provide a comfortable work environment and team gatherings, with good pay and benefits. Three Items I Can’t Live Without Barry: Wife, family, and money Kelly: My cellphone, my dog (Coo, Chairman of the Bark), and a Pure Michigan sunset. If I Could Have a Superpower Kelly: I would see the future and be a fortune teller. Barry: Telekinesis, so I could make more of our machines and equipment run at one time. My Next Goal Kelly: Be more willing to take each day as it comes. The Best Advice I Ever Got Kelly and Barry: Go big or go home. If I Weren’t Doing This Kelly: We’d be doing a lot more traveling. Barry: I’d be in the shop working for someone else.