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 […]

Going Big: Kevin Kuhlwein is all in as a Big Brother

Kevin Kuhlwein enjoyed serving on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. But he wanted to give back more directly. So when his youngest daughter graduated high school, the Crane Group vice president of information systems went all in and became a big brother to a young man named Hayden. Here, Kevin […]

Champion of Impact: Elon Simms is here to serve

Elon Simms didn’t grow up with much, but his single mother — who worked in a Whirlpool factory, served tables, and sold Mary Kay to provide — still found ways to give back. It inspired Simms to pursue a life of service. As track team captain and a Big Ten champion athlete at Ohio State […]

Money Talks: Crane Group’s tax director teaches financial literacy to kids

Despite being a busy mom of four young children, Ashley Matthews gives back in myriad ways, from volunteering at food banks to coaching youth sports. But for the Crane Group director of tax, teaching kids financial literacy is a passion play that she hopes inspires future generations. Here, Ashley weighs in on how she gives, […]

Superhero in Sneakers: Randy Boring runs with purpose

Not everyone can enjoy the rush of running on their own two feet. But Crane Group Senior ERP Developer Randy Boring ensures that dozens of disabled youths and adults still experience the thrill of race day. Here, the husband, stepfather, grandfather, and 15-year Crane Group veteran shares how he combines his passion for running with […]