Leadership Center


CR Meyer embarked on one of its most important projects in 2018 with the inception of the Charles R. Meyer Leadership Center.  It all started with the acquisition of a paper machine, extruders, alignment tools and other equipment and housing it all in a building in Kaukauna, WI.  In 2020, a classroom was added to the campus site now known collectively as the Charles R. Meyer Leadership Center.

Today, the Leadership Center expands far beyond its physical walls to encompass all training, mentoring and leadership development activities of the organization.  While classes are still provided at the physical campus, many classes are also provided virtually and on job-sites throughout the United States.  We truly are on the path of a learning organization.

“The development of our future leaders is key to the long-term sustainability of our business,” according to Darren Lett, President/CEO.  Training has always been the foundation for developing successful leaders at CR Meyer.  However, this program is formalizing what we have done for years – create opportunities for our people by growing the talent of tomorrow.

The program integrates hands-on training with classroom learning in four key areas:

  • Administrative
  • Professional
  • Safety
  • Technical

Along with those formal learning activities, mentoring opportunities are offered to assist people in acquiring the hands-on experiences needed to allow them to grow along their chosen career path.  By working alongside tenured trades people and/or professional staff, our employees are learning from some of the best in the industry.

“The Charles R. Meyer Leadership Center is also a critical component of our succession planning efforts,” according to Mark Delveaux, President elect.  Many of our staff members have grown their careers within the CR Meyer organization, starting at the Equipment Yard or in the field and working their way up to Project Management or other staff positions.

If you are interested in a career, not just a job, we invite you to check-out what CR Meyer has to offer.

8 days after start-up - the Paper Machine has safely achieved the five-day average end-of-curve rates for yield, waste, and uptime 20 days ahead of the start-up curve! This is a huge accomplishment and we cannot thank you enough for your contributions.
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