Being the Change: Meet Our Director of Community Impact

Being the Change: Meet Our Director of Community Impact   After a rewarding career in pharmaceutical sales, Julie Fletcher founded a nonprofit that has served thousands of families since 2006. Now, she is Director of Community Impact at Crane Group, where she will lead Crane Group’s efforts to understand and help address community needs through strategic […]

The Heart & Soul of Crane: A Q&A with Terri Fasold

Terri Fasold was just 18 when she was hired at VIPCO, a siding division of Crane Group, in 1979. Over the next 44 years, she has witnessed many changes—from the company’s decision to sell its legacy plastics business to its acquisition of numerous business units and its evolution into the Crane Group of today. Now, […]

Passing the Torch: A Q&A with Mike Crane

Mike Crane

After a successful career in law, Mike Crane has spent the last three decades in the family business at Crane Group. Known for his passion for people and his ability to draw out their best, he helped build and then evolve a plastics business into an investment company—while nurturing a culture where people thrive. He also spent his final decade with the company watching one […]

Investing in Good: Paradise Partnership

When Fernando Acosta-Rua’s teen daughter became a buddy to a special needs student, it sparked what has become a long-term passion for the company he runs. Acosta-Rua is CEO at Pet Paradise—a Crane Group portfolio company based in Florida with over 50 pet resorts nationwide. Here, we talk with him about how the North Florida […]