Founded in 1983 in Montebello, California, Epsilon Electronics Inc., specializes in visual and audio electronics for the automotive industry. The company has been very successful and continues to grow since the end of the 90’s. Employees and investors think it’s due to a change in leadership over 15 years ago when current president Jack Rochel entered the position. His skills in project management have made Epsilon Electronics Inc., the most competitive in their industry and have captured the majority of their global market.
Previous to his presidency at Epsilon, Jack Rochel had learnt skills and tactics to running a successful business which he put to work at Epsilon Electronics. His learning did not stop however. He continues to learn from himself and those around him daily, always striving to be better. At Epsilon Electronics Inc., Jack has learnt that innovation is important to stay competitive, especially in a tech company. Furthermore, Jack Rochel and his team are always learning and educating themselves about new trends. Often times, these trends determine what the customers want, don’t want, and what they’ll receive or be offered from companies. Due to continuous changes in the market place, Jack is forced to learn and adapt in his business weekly.
Once Rochel has learnt about changes in statistics like demand and new trends, he is faced with decisions like what is worth investing time and money into and what is not. Like every businessman, Jack must take these decisions quickly to meet deadlines while calculating all risks and outcomes correctly. What differentiates Jack Rochel is that he makes these decisions while consulting all executives and employees and throughout the process reminds himself that he will not sign off on a product that doesn’t scream innovation and uniqueness.
The definition of innovation is constantly changing. Today it is defined as making changes to something already established, by introducing new methods, ideas, processes, or products. Tomorrow, it could something completely different. Jack Rochel understands that innovation is only as good as how well the product is accepted into a specific market. That’s why he adapts alongside his customers and the trends they follow. Jack’s skills of analysing markets and adapting is what has lead Epsilon Electronics Inc. to such success.