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Lisa Cashel Champion Profile

Lisa Cashel, Controller

DeKalb Molded Plastics

Alma Mater: University of Toledo

How did you become involved in the plastics industry?

I have had the opportunity to work for various plastics manufacturers over the course of my career. I guess you could call it fate that brought us together.

What is your favorite part about your current role?

I have the opportunity to work with everyone in the organization. It's great to be able to tie what happens on the floor to the success of the company.

What has been your proudest moment at your current organization?

Anytime I was able to help someone succeed or accomplish one of their goals.

At work, what are you most known for among your colleagues?

Getting things done.

How do you define success?

Doing things right the first time and doing it better the second time.

What book are you currently reading?

The Great Game of Business

What other groups or organizations are you active in?

Institute of Management Accountants and Financial Executives International

What is one thing about you that others would be surprised to learn?

I threw a baseball harder than most boys when I was in grade school.

If you weren't in the plastics industry, what would you be doing?

Same thing I do today, helping others be successful.

What is your favorite thing or story about the MAPP organization?

Collaboration and camaraderie within the network.

How have you received value from the MAPP organization? What are the greatest benefits you currently receive?

Networking