By Mark Inboden

For several reasons,  “Meet the Robinsons” is one of my favorite Disney movies. I think as an adult and business owner, escape movies such as an animated feature get you thinking creatively. This movie had several themes, but I thought afterwards a lot about Lewis’ mantra “Keep Moving Forward."

Strategic Planning is my main focus at UCEC. As I rely on my management staff to take care of the day-to-day business, I find more of my time planning where UCEC will be in one, three, five and 10 years. Often business leaders focus only on the bottom line, and become “frozen” about planning, or taking actions for the company’s future. As long as they are doing better than “last year,” they feel they are doing okay. I think many people are afraid of the future; at UCEC, we are eager to embrace it. In fact, we are curious about it!

Building on the past is one thing, staying there is not where we desire to be. There are several exciting initiatives and processes that we will implement in 2016. Some may work better than planned, and others may not. Regardless, we will “Keep Moving Forward” and planning the panel shop of the “future."

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
— Walt Disney

Mark is President and CEO of UCEC. 

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