“Since I can remember, I have aimed to be in the world of Aviation. It inspires me to work hard toward our common, grandiose goal of human flight. Day in and day out aerospace manufacturers work together, building win-win relationships and maintaining successful partnerships that are necessary to accomplish this goal. I am proud to be a part of a team that makes everything possible.”
– Don Prysi, President of Indy Honeycomb.
Don started his career in Aerospace Manufacturing at Rockwell Collins as a Team Lead while attending full-time classes and serving in the local Marine Corps Reserve Unit. His vested interest in aerospace began at Cincinnati State University where I took courses in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. He continued his education at Thomas More College where he earned a Bachelor’s in Business with a concentration in Finance. He was able to maintain his growing responsibility at Indy Honeycomb and graduate Magna cum Laude. He currently serves as Indy Honeycomb’s President. He maintains oversight of operations and works alongside the CEO, Steve Barnett, to develop and execute the vision and mission of the company.
Don is a combat veteran and currently serves in the Kentucky National Guard as assistant S2 with the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade. He has worked his way through the ranks at Indy and has a genuine interest in the success of employees and all of those who hold a stake in the company’s success. Don is committed to the continuous improvement of Indy and ongoing development of positive business partnerships.
Q & A with Don Prysi
Congratulations on Becoming President! What was you initial reaction?
Don Prysi: I was humbled by this decision and thanked everyone for the trust they have put in me. Having worked my way through the ranks at Indy, I have a genuine interest in the success of employees and all of those who hold a stake in the company’s success. I am committed to the continuous improvement of Indy and ongoing development of positive business partnerships.
What is the most rewarding or satisfying experience since you joined the company other then becoming President of the company?.
Don Prysi: I don’t know that I can pick just one but I can say that my most rewarding experiences include Indy being a positive influence in people’s lives. We have successfully built an environment that is centered on character. From team members to business partnerships… we strive for win/win relationships. This place really is different than most, we genuinely care about each other and want the best for those who we interact with. We have a business to run and success needs to be our priority, but how we do it matters. Seeing that all come through in actions makes me proud of our team.
Was there a time when a customer asked you for something out of the ordinary?
Don Prysi: All the time. Our motto is “we make honeycomb easy to buy”. I remember specifically when a distressed customer called and asked for better than the standard 21-28 day lead time we were quoting at the time. How much better? How about 2-3 hours?! Our team eats that kind of challenge up and we had the parts ready to go just in time for pickup.
Before working at Indy, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Don Prysi: I was actually a Zamboni driver for a very short stint… pretty cool.
Are you married? Do you have kids?
Don Prysi: I am married to a beautiful, loving wife and have one three year old son. We enjoy time together with family here and in my home town of Chicago, spending time outdoors, playing and watching sports.
Do you have any hobbies?
Don Prysi: When I find the time I enjoy skiing, golfing, shooting and spending time outdoors.
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