OGS Industries


This Ohio manufacturer, celebrating its 60th anniversary next year, makes a point of listening to both customers and employees.

By Mark Lawton

Tom Bader, vice president of OGS Industries of Akron, Ohio, is thinking about succession planning close to four decades after he almost didn’t join the family business.

“I got interviewed by several other companies,” Bader recalls. “Then my brother and dad sat me down and says they’d like me to join OGS Industries. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. It wasn’t so much about the money – to learn from my father was better than a college education and my brother and I get along fabulously.”

OGS Industries