When Lori Blaker joined the firm founded by her father in 1976, it was just the two of them and her mother creating technical training manuals for technicians in the auto industry. More than 30 years later, Blaker serves as president and CEO of Technical Training Inc., whose services include resourcing quality contract personnel and outsourcing services, ISD training system design and management, e-learning development, hosting and delivery, and brand protection. She has also redefined “training services,” expanding from enabling learning through the Internet to creating company-profiled LMS learning and Web site feeds, to classroom education and soft skill training for professionals from car dealerships to client service staff at banks and hotels.
From her original location, she has grown her operation to 715 employees with fully owned operations in China, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela. Today, these operations have matured to handle business outside the automotive sector and are catering to the financial and telecommunications industries.
To keep her company growing, Blaker has created a culture in which her employees can thrive, creating teams that work as a global team,pullingresourcesfromaglobalpool.And it is her employees who motivate her, knowing that they get up every day to deliver for Technical Training and that they have stuck with her through both good times and bad.
In recognition of her success and that of her company and employees, Technical Training has been ranked in the “Top 25 Woman-Run Businesses in the USA” by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
HOW TO REACH: Technical Training Inc., www.ttinao.com or (248) 853-5550