Winging it

If you were the president of a publicly traded sporting goods company that sold its products nationwide, would you make your home almost 500 miles away from your corporate office?

Most people wouldn’t. But Doug Buffington does.

Since 1995, Buffington has been president of Square Two Golf, a leading golf equipment manufacturer based in Fairfield, N.J. When he took the job, Buffington insisted that he be allowed to maintain his Jackson Township, Ohio, residence.

So he flies from Akron-Canton Airport about once a week, doing the majority of business out of his home.