Paul Vragel, President, is speaking at the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International Leadership Meeting March 3-5, 2020, on Leading a Company to Embrace Change and Digital Transformation, and as part of a panel discussion on What’s Keeping the Tube & Pipe Industry Up at Night.

Paul Vragel, President of 4aBetterBusiness, Inc., led sessions in the Academy Friday portion of the MBA program at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University.  The Academy Friday program brings accomplished industry executives to interact with students on actual business situations.  The sessions revolved around student evaluation of a Challenge Case Study (developed from an actual 4aBetterBusiness client engagement), presentations on their solutions, review and questioning by 2nd year students, and discussion of the actual solutions implemented. 


Paul Vragel, Founder and President of 4aBetterBusiness, Inc., presented at FABTECH2019 in Chicago, IL. Vragel  moderated the November 13 session and spoke on the topic: “People and Process Actions to Prevent Digital Transformation Failure”

Paul Vragel, President of 4aBetterBusiness, spoke at the iNNOVATE conference, April 22-24, 2019, sponsored by iGrafx, on the topic “How to Painlessly Develop Immediate, Enthusiastic Buy-in to Change: A Transformation Story”.  See the full conference agenda at    Ian Hawkins, Editor of the Process Excellence Network, commented, ‘Paul’s presentation is a wake up call to remind leaders what’s really important: the expertise of their people, and their own responses. The big takeaway for me was that if people don’t feel safe to make change, they will never do it, and Paul gave plenty of real-life examples that made me feel there were plenty of ideas I could immediately put into practice. Paul promised immediate and enthusiastic change – and he delivered all the tools to make that work.’

Moldmaking Technology, a Gardner Business Media publication, is featuring in their April 1, 2019 issue, in their Business Management Section, an article by Paul Vragel entitled “Systems and Structure Empowers Employees and Reduces Challenges and Leadtimes.”  The article is a story built around two founders and the challenges they encounter as they grow and describes practical steps to develop buy-in, participation and contribution to change, and scalable processes to enable growth.   Click on the image to see the article.

Paul Vragel, President of 4aBetterBusiness, was a guest on The Peggy Smedley Show (the #1 webcast for IoT and digital transformation) and spoke with Peggy about reskilling businesses for digital transformation. Click on the image to go to the podcast.

Paul Vragel, President of 4aBetterBusiness, Inc., led the education session F29: Innovative Techniques to Manage Significant Improvement and Change Initiatives, and spoke on Change is RUNNING at You…Are You Ready? at FABTECH2018 in Atlanta, November 6, 2018.

Paul Vragel, President of 4aBetterBusiness, Inc., lead 2 sessions for business owners and managers at regional meetings of the Metal Treating Institute, in Gurnee, Illinois and Toronto, Canada and speaking on Change is RUNNING at You…Are You Ready?    Tom Morrison, CEO of MTI, commented “Anyone who is looking to make a cultural shift in “embracing change” in their company should see your presentation.”

Paul Vragel, President of 4aBetterBusiness, Inc., presented a “challenge” case study on a private-equity-owned company as part of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Weekend MBA program, July 22, 2017

This case study was also presented in Fall, 2017

Paul Vragel, President of 4aBetterBusiness, Inc., spoke on 5 Steps to Achieve What Customers Want: Everything, Without Problems at Fabtech, November 6, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

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