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7 Keys to Long-Term Success: Lessons from a 50-Year Career, presented by Jean Bye (Dotson Iron Castings)

By Mike Lakas

June 7, 2022

Industry veteran Jean Bye started her career at Dotson Iron Castings as an intern in 1972. Nearly 50 years later, she retired as its CEO. From economic booms and busts to destructive fires and resilient rebuilding, Bye’s five-decade career encompassed the kinds of challenges and opportunities every metalcaster will recognize. In this 2022 Hoyt Memorial Lecture, Bye explores the lessons she learned about continuous improvement, defeating biases, building up employees, choosing the right battles, and more.