Values Before Metrics

Ozinga Presents on Leadership

Recently, Jonathan Zandstra interviewed Aaron Ozinga ’03, president of Ozinga Materials, Inc. and a member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity, about his perspectives on “For Profit Settings.”

Leadership starts with oneself and knowing and practicing one’s values.

Ozinga Materials explicitly define their values as “Servant, student, entrepreneur.”

What’s more, values trump metrics: “We are a big company, so you might think we are focused on metrics. But we are very focused on our uesvalues,” Ozinga said. “We’re not looking at sales figures, but how we exemplify those core values …We make it clear to people in opening introductions what we are about.  It comes down to trust.”