Sun archives: The Interview

Each Sunday, The Baltimore Sun's business staff profiles a person who has left a mark on the local business landscape.

Interview: John Powers wants to train 'biotechnicians'

8:41 PM EDT, August 10, 2012

Interview: John Powers wants to train 'biotechnicians'

Baltimore BioWorks is John Powers's third biotech company — and the one that he says he's most excited about.

The Interview: Champion auctioneer Lynne Zink

2:45 PM EDT, August 3, 2012

The Interview: Champion auctioneer Lynne Zink

Could Lynne Zink sell a curling iron to a bald man? Maybe.

The Interview: Robert L. Wallace on minority entrepreneurs

3:17 PM EDT, July 28, 2012

The Interview: Robert L. Wallace on minority entrepreneurs

Robert L. Wallace, CEO of Baltimore-based Bithgroup Technologies, has spent more than two decades building a minority-owned business into a multimillion-dollar success and writing and lecturing about entrepreneurship.

The Interview: Rosenbaum building a more entrepreneurial TEDCO

5:08 PM EDT, April 20, 2012

The Interview: Rosenbaum building a more entrepreneurial TEDCO

For three decades, Robert A. Rosenbaum helped guide established companies and fresh startups through complex challenges.

The Interview: Larry Harding, president of High Street Partners

January 1, 2012

The Interview: Larry Harding, president of High Street Partners

About 20 of High Street Partners' employees are based at its Annapolis headquarters. The rest of its 160 workers are spread around the world, from California to London to Shanghai — which makes sense, considering its niche.

The Interview: Managing for the long haul

December 4, 2011

The Interview: Managing for the long haul

To mark the release of The Baltimore Sun's Top 75 Workplaces magazine, we sat down with managers at four highly ranked companies to discuss how they manage — and, not least, how they hold on to top workers in this time of tight budgets.

Fast growth in a fast-changing marketing world

November 27, 2011

Fast growth in a fast-changing marketing world

Columbia-based Merkle is adding jobs at a breakneck pace — 200 this year and hundreds more in the past few years, during a time when many employers have held the line or cut back.

The Interview: Randall M. Griffin has overseen growth of COPT

November 19, 2011

The Interview: Randall M. Griffin has overseen growth of COPT

He's led the Columbia-based company through two recessions and overseen its growth into a nationally known developer with $5 billion in assets and a specialty in high-security buildings for defense agency and defense contractor tenants.

The Interview: Robert J. Norton

November 12, 2011

The Interview: Robert J. Norton

Amid legal wrangling and a ballot fight, it seemed as though the casino proposed for Arundel Mills would never become a reality.

The interview: Sean Lane's tactical strike on defense contracting

November 6, 2011

The interview: Sean Lane

As an Air Force intelligence officer, Sean Lane saw firsthand the communications challenges facing soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Civilians in the United States had better, faster access to data on their smartphones and 3G networks than soldiers did in these dusty, foreign lands, he found.

The Interview: Douglas Beigel

2:54 PM EDT, September 10, 2011

The Interview: Douglas Beigel

Parents encourage their children to become doctors and nurses, but how many of them grow up dreaming to become lab technicians?

The Interview: Barry Bogage

12:53 PM EDT, August 22, 2011

The Interview: Barry Bogage

The Maryland/Israel Development Center sees itself as a matchmaker — not of a romantic kind but an economic one.

RTKL wins contest to design iconic building in China

August 14, 2011

RTKL wins contest to design iconic building in China

Baltimore-based RTKL Associates Inc. recently beat two international rivals to win a contract to design an iconic structure for a city along the Yangtze River in China.

The Interview: Bill Sumas, vice chairman of Village Super Market Inc.

5:10 PM EDT, August 6, 2011

The Interview: Bill Sumas, vice chairman of Village Super Market Inc.

The closing of 25 Superfresh stores in the Baltimore area this summer meant new opportunities for other grocers looking to move to the region.

Helping Maryland grow as Uncle Sam tightens belt

3:57 PM EDT, July 29, 2011

Helping Maryland grow as Uncle Sam tightens belt

Few states have as good a reason as Maryland to be nervous about cuts in federal spending.

The Interview: Vadim Polikov

7:03 PM EDT, July 22, 2011

The Interview: Vadim Polikov

Solar power is not just for large manufacturers and other companies looking to save on energy costs.

The Interview: Tim Mitchell, CEO of FrontierMedex

July 17, 2011

The Interview: Tim Mitchell, CEO of FrontierMedex

When oil companies expand into desert areas of Africa, FrontierMedex Group helps them navigate the territory and provides medical care and security.

Tumultuous decades for a housing-aid activist

July 10, 2011

Tumultuous decades for a housing-aid activist

Vincent Quayle knows the corrosive effect of foreclosures well, sitting as he does at the helm of a nonprofit group that helps homeowners in trouble.

Martek Biosciences part of Dutch conglomerate's vision

June 19, 2011

Martek Biosciences part of Dutch conglomerate's vision

Wearing a purple-and-white tie and a gray suit, Feike Sijbesma, head of Dutch multinational conglomerate Royal DSM, was whisked from meeting to meeting at the Columbia headquarters of Martek Biosciences Corp. on a recent weekday.

The Interview: Robert G. Wilmers

7:19 PM EDT, June 10, 2011

The Interview: Robert G. Wilmers

Robert G. Wilmers, M&T Bank Corp.'s chairman and chief executive officer, has been leading the Buffalo, N.Y., bank's shopping spree in Maryland.

Southwest CEO sees growth, opportunity at BWI

10:57 PM EDT, June 3, 2011

Southwest CEO sees growth, opportunity at BWI

Now that Southwest Airlines has completed its $1 billion purchase of AirTran Holdings, executives have launched the longer-term process of merging the two brands, retraining employees, rolling out larger aircraft, giving makeovers to AirTran planes and positioning Southwest for international expansion.

The Interview: James E. Rohr

May 15, 2011

The Interview: James E. Rohr

Just five years ago, PNC Bank had virtually no presence in Baltimore. Today, it is Maryland's third-largest financial institution by deposits, after Bank of America and M&T Bank.

The Interview: Kristen McGuire on the importance of internships

February 6, 2011

The Interview: Kristen McGuire on the importance of internships

With the Baltimore area firmly in the grip of winter, it's time for the area's 120,000 college students to start thinking about summer. Internships, that is.

Baltimore architectural firm in demand for overseas projects

January 30, 2011

Baltimore architectural firm in demand for overseas projects

While many architectural and planning firms have seen a drop-off in design work as a result of the recession and the slow recovery, one Baltimore-based company has remained busy by finding work in other countries.

'If you cut the rate, people will come'

January 23, 2011

'If you cut the rate, people will come'

Steve Walters has a modest proposal that makes Baltimore homeowners cheer and government bean-counters wince: slash the city's property tax rate in half.

From submarines to sculptures, turning real life digital

December 12, 2010

From submarines to sculptures, turning real life digital

Bit by bit, Michael Raphael's company is digitizing the real world.

Carl Verstandig's shopping center empire

3:40 PM EST, December 3, 2010

Carl Verstandig's shopping center empire

At a time when many real estate companies are having trouble getting loans for expansion, Pikesville-based America's Realty is growing steadily. Headed by chief executive Carl Verstandig, it now controls 164 commercial developments in 13 states — a total of 21 million square feet of space housing 15,000 retailers.

Vend Natural sells healthful snacks in machines

November 28, 2010

Vend Natural sells healthful snacks in machines

Healthful food and vending machines don't exactly mix.

The Interview: Jeremy Kugel

4:33 PM EST, November 21, 2010

Co-founder of Jasmere.com talks about running a group shopping website

Social shopping is the new trend in Internet commerce these days.

Builder taps East Baltimore roots to transform housing, neighborhood

12:28 AM EDT, November 6, 2010

Builder taps East Baltimore roots to transform housing, neighborhood

From a window of his family's longtime North Bond Street rowhouse in East Baltimore, Lloyd Williams videotaped the activity on the street. A builder and home remodeler who grew up in the Oliver neighborhood, Williams was shocked by how the area had deteriorated since he left in the early 1990s.

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook
CTnow is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on ctnow.com articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment. For guidelines on commenting, click here.

BUSINESS MIDDAY


BUSINESS MIDDAY

Business Midday Get daily business news sent directly to your inbox for free weekdays at 1 p.m.



SEE SAMPLE | SIGN IN
After signing in, click on your username at the top left of this screen and then on "My Newsletter Subscriptions."