Part of the company’s ProVia Leads program, event is designed to inspire attendees with insights for achieving lasting success in business and in life

SUGARCREEK, Ohio, November 28, 2016 –On October 26 and November 2, ProVia held its first annual ProVia Leads Leadership Symposium entitled “Pathways Toward Sustainable Success.” The ProVia Leads class of 2016 organized the event as a part of their leadership development experience.

The ProVia Leads Class of 2016 organized the Leadership Symposium. ProVia Leads members are shown above (left to right): Eric Stutzman, Bruce Hamsher (Director), Clinton Yoder, Ken Schlabach, Jennifer Burris, Jon Weaver, Wanda Angel, Travis Dye, Randi Miller, Lavern Yoder, Ivan Miller

More than 190 community leaders were in attendance and enjoyed presentations by the following speakers:

  • Jennifer Burris, Business Development Expert, ProVia
  • Doug Pugh, Franchised Restaurant Operator, Chick-fil-A
  • Dr. David King, President, Malone University
  • Roy Hall, President and Co-founder, The Driven Foundation
  • Bill Mullet, Founder and Chairman of the Board, ProVia

Pathways Toward Sustainable Success

According to Bruce Hamsher, Director of ProVia Leads, “In business and in life it’s one thing to attain success and yet another to sustain success. Year after year, we all see certain sports teams, businesses, churches, organizations, marriages and friendships stay consistent, strong, healthy and growing. How do they achieve this ongoing success? During these sessions attendees learned how to forge their own, unique pathways toward sustainable success.”

Comments from Attendees

At the conclusion of the event attendees shared comments about their experience:

  • “An impactful leadership event that added value to my life”
  • “A helpful opportunity to get away from the business of the office to refocus on what our foundational focus should be”
  • “I was impressed with the way this event was run…total first class. So proud of this community and its leaders.”
  • “Great mix of speakers and content”
  • “I really appreciated the insight and perspective provided by all the presenters”

Ensuring Lasting Success

ProVia’s President and CEO Brian Miller comments on how important it is for companies to develop people. “It’s imperative to develop a talented, high-performance team. The best way to build a cadre of great people is to instruct them, equip them, trust them, serve them, and reward them. By developing teams in this manner, we’re creating a rich environment in which people can thrive and prosper – creating the type of organization that ensures repeatable and lasting success.

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About ProVia Leads

ProVia Leads is an in-house leadership development program designed for ProVia employees who want to become better leaders in their homes, relationships, social networks, churches and at work. Each year, the ten individuals selected for this team are encouraged to engage in various assignments designed to stretch their limits and cultivate leadership skills.

About ProVia®

Headquartered in Sugarcreek, Ohio, ProVia is a leading manufacturer of professional-class entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, windows, vinyl siding and manufactured stone. The professional-class designation reflects the company’s high level of quality, service and customization. ProVia has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy since 2002, and has won nine ENERGY STAR awards: Partner of the Year for Door Manufacturing (four times), Sustained Excellence (four times), and Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion. ProVia employs 640 people at its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek, Baltic and Zanesville, Ohio, and Booneville, Miss. For more information, visit