A whopping 11 people nominated Jeff Robinson, president of AllRout Inc. for his “work ethic, business practices, employee treatment and skill level beyond the norm.”
“Jeff is one of the most innovative young entrepreneurs in the wood industry I have had the pleasure of working with,” notes one person. “He is constantly in search for the next new idea that will help his customers and has a constant appetite for creating a fun culture for his team.”
“We call on him for all the most challenging projects and he comes through consistently,” says another. “It doesn't matter what the material is. It seems like the more difficult the job the more Jeff rises to the occasion and gets it done.”
Others agree. “Jeff has proven to be a leader and motivated innovator in our industry. His problem-solving ability and knowledge on current technology make him a top resource for a wide range of products and projects,” says one.
“Technology holds many companies back from their full potential because of many different challenges and the fear of doing it wrong,” agrees another nominator. “Jeff has perfected manufacturing, no matter what the application or material, and thus has helped many companies grow beyond their potential.” He adds, “Jeff is always looking for a way to take the next step and raise the bar on how he can make his own company succeed – and in turn, raising that bar for his customers. He is looking into the future to constantly see the next step.”
Another nominator comments, “Jeff does not settle for the status quo. He constantly strives to improve himself, his team, and his community. He hosts tours for the local high school and helps to promote careers in the skilled trades.”
As part of his “promotion” efforts, Robinson helped his former teacher obtain a CNC router to teach high school students CAD/CAM. “I now have 200 high school students that learn how to draw in CAD and use AlphaCAM or VCarve Pro to program CNC routers."
The teacher adds, “His impact in our community has been significant. He also serves on several boards and committees that help local businesses network and become stronger.”
AllRout is based in Zeeland, Michigan.
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