Bill Canady

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I have over 30 years of experience as a global business executive in a variety of industries and markets focused on industrial and consumer products and services. As a leader, I concentrate on aligning with key stakeholders to set a clear and compelling vision that will rally an organization to drive growth, control cost, and increase profitability. One of the keys to my success is I develop strong leaders and management teams and establish deep relationships. My experience encompasses global public, private, and private equity (sponsor) owned companies.

In my current role as Chief Executive Officer of OTC Industrial Technologies, a private equity-sponsored company, I direct an organization with thirty operating companies, $1 billion in annual sales, 2000+ employees, and over seventy sites.  During my tenure, OTC has grown revenues by more than 43% and earnings over 78%.

During my career, I have been responsible for leading several organizations through their most important challenges and opportunities, often in complicated regulatory, investor, and media environments.  I discovered a passion and knack for the art and science of business.  Taking the tools and techniques that I developed growing multibillion dollar companies, I created the Profitable Growth Operating System (PGOS) and set out to help owners and operators around the world profitably grow their companies. 

PGOS is a time-tested set of simple tools and process that fosters a common culture creating value for all stakeholders: customers, employees, suppliers, and shareholders. PGOS shows how to increase the productivity of assets, increase profits and make better decisions at every level of a business.

I graduated summa cum laude from Elmhurst University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and received my MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.  I am a veteran of the United States Navy.

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The Profitable Growth Operating System (PGOS) is a proven set of simple tools and processes to help middle-market companies profitably grow their businesses.

Based on my 30 years of real-word experience, I created the Profitable Growth Operating System® (PGOS®), a proven set of simple tools and processes to help Middle-Market companies 3X their equity in 3 years

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With Bill Canady

Interview: Great CEO Podcast, with Jim Schleckser


Interview: Lead The Team, with Ben Fanning


Interview: Corner Office, with Brandt Handley


Books Written by Bill