MacLeod’s hire paid off, Mathile said. When MacLeod joined the company, sales were $200 million. When Iams was sold nine years later, sales were put at more than $800 million across the world. (When Mathile first joined Iams in the early 1970s, when Paul Iams was still at the helm, sales were $500,000.)
“If you want to grow your business, you’ve got to gravitate to being a company manager,” he said.
Still living in the Brookville area, Mathile is founder and chairman of Aileron, a Bethel Twp.-based non-profit designed to help businesses grow.
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