The Team

 
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John Sztykiel

 

Vision "Team" Leader

John Sztykiel is the president and CEO of Created To C, a company designed to help executives at all levels to develop professional and thriving companies. Johns journey began in 1985 at Spartan Motors, a fire truck chassis manufacturer with $9.9 million in sales. He quickly advanced and in 2002 was elected President and CEO. During Johns tenure, Spartan Motors performance exemplified the philosophy of transformational growth around operational excellence while minimizing risk. The company was profitable 28 out of his 30 years, provided 21 consecutive years of dividend payments, and ran with less than $5 million in debt while keeping $28.6 million in cash reserve. By his retirement in 2015, John had grown Spartan Motors into a global solution, customer centric provider of specialty vehicles with over $506 million in sales and an annual growth rate of 13.97% per year. Throughout his career, John has thrived on engaging in complex challenges, refining operational aspects of businesses, developing transitional growth while minimizing risks, initiating cultural excellence, enacting personal and customer oriented marketing, and overall delivering a better world.

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.
— Steve Jobs
 
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Joni Sztykiel

Design "Team" Leader

Joni Sztykiel the other Co-Founder for Created to C and the leading visionary behind the mission oriented brand of Created 2 C. Joni has a heart for developing a better world around us. Joni is the head of the design team at Created 2 C, and has a an artists mindset and eye for design aesthetics as well as cultural aesthetics. She is famous around the firm for saying " why walk when you can run?" That is the can do and motivational attitude Joni brings with her wherever she goes. 
 

Why walk when you can run?
— Joni Sztykiel
 
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Jeremy Klepal

Start Up "Team" Leader

I was tasked to write my own bio. I thought this would be a fun experiment to see how long it will take someone on the team to recognize that I actually did not put a bio in and put in this little "prank" instead. I guess this kind of thinking might be the reason why I lead the Start Up and Innovation phases of our company's and not say the "accounting". (1 day and counting)

Starting a company is like eating glass and staring into the abyss. So if you go into it expecting it is just going to be fun...it’s not. It is easier to just a get a job somewhere....but if you are wired to do it. Than you should do it.
— Elon Musk
 
 
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Amanda Ruff

Website "Team" Leader

 

I have had the pleasure of working for a number of established companies and organizations, ranging from world renowned non-profits to start-up companies, as a graphic designer, marketer, and social media manager. Prior to my real world experience, I studied Creative Advertising at Michigan State University where I began discovering who I was and what I wanted to do with the skills I had learned. 

My creative approach—no matter the medium—is to find points of symmetry behind the idea I’ve been assigned and a design approach that's enticing visually. I do several iterations on each point and end up refining the one I find most in line with the character of the brand and is aesthetically appealing.

Through my experience, I have found that social media management in partnership with enticing designs is paramount to a successful organization. It not only is a vital tool in brand recognition, but impacts the way your audience views you, relates to you, and interacts with you on a day-to-day basis.

Ultimately, my goal is to help the viewer develop a positive and lasting relationship with your company, brand, or organization.

It takes an awful lot of work to get to simple.
— Anonymous
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Johnathon Al-Ashari

Sales & Marketing "Team" Leader

 

                I’ve spent my life surrounding myself with the right people who inspire, motivate, and challenge me to be the best that I can be. Created 2 C is perhaps the perfect example of this as John, Joni, Amanda, and Jeremy are all excellent at what they do, and they bring a lot of energy to C2C. John’s vision, mentorship, and experience, Jeremy’s energy and drive, and Joni and Amanda’s design and creativity are the ideal support for me in my role as Sales and Marketing team leader, as they provide what I lack in vision and creativity, and I am enabled to use my strength of process implementation. As a result, C2C is essentially a well-oiled innovation machine, taking new inventions and technologies and turning them into products, and then companies.  Our mission to create a better world is realized as we are helping solve major worldwide issues, such as bringing clean water to developing nations. This is made possible through the work that we do, and our innovation creates the opportunity to make lasting change in the world.  Through this structure, I am not only empowered to be the most effective I can be, but also find meaning and purpose in my work.

“If I asked them what they wanted, they would have said ‘Faster horses’.”
— – Henry Ford

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