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Fred Ampolini


Fred Ampolini has three decades of business, manufacturing and engineering expertise and has lived the engineering adventure of a lifetime! He has worked as a start-up engineer, field engineer, and manufacturing executive in every facet of operations from engineering, production, maintenance, product development, distribution, environmental, heath and safety (EHS), technical training, and commercialization of new products.

Fred led a company-wide and multi-consultant skunk works team that created and launched an industry-transforming product, in fact, the first product of its kind to be authorized for sale by the FDA. Fred was the President of the R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company.

Fred’s skillset includes strategic planning, forming high functioning teams, leadership development, process analysis and improvement, coaching, and high level business analysis and improvement. As an inventor, he holds more than 35 US and international patents.

Fred and his wife live in Winston-Salem, NC. He has four children who are making the world a better place and one really cool grandson. He is the Chairman of Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County and is a volunteer mentor for SCORE NC which helps aspiring and existing small businesses achieve success.

Recent Posts

Winning the “When”

Efficient time management is a fundamental ingredient for success in any industry – especially construction. It’s a rare construction company indeed that doesn’t wish there were more hours in the day. How do great contractors seem to get more out of the 24-hour day...

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2iC: What Do You Need From Your COO?

Call it whatever you like: 2iC, GM, Sr. VP, or any other appellation. The fact is effective COOs (just like effective CFOs, etc.) allow CEOs to be better at their jobs. But there is scant literature out there about appropriate roles and duties of COOs. Tune in this...

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Efficient Decision Making

Making better decisions than the competition is a major differentiator separating great contractors from merely good ones, yet, most contractors don’t devote effort and practice to improving their decision-making. Please watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis shares...

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