Location: Charlotte, NC
Industry: Professional services
Salvatore A. DellaVilla Jr.
Founder and CEO
THE POWER OF DATA
Strategic Power Systems, Inc. (SPS) specializes in data collection, validation, analysis and benchmarking of power plant performance. The information is collected through the company’s Operational Reliability Analysis Program (ORAP). “ORAP was created in the mid-1970s to drive change and progress,” says Salvatore A. DellaVilla Jr., founder and CEO of SPS. “Our value proposition is working with customers and gathering data from operating plants all over the world, assessing that data for completeness and accuracy, and transforming the data into valuable and actionable information.”
QUICK TIP: “Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill
But, DellaVilla notes, having a strong vision is not always enough. “Being able to communicate that vision effectively and transparently to the whole organization is a difficult and never-ending task,” he says. “This challenge becomes even more difficult in a growing organization.” To ensure everyone is pulling in the same direction, DellaVilla relies on constant communication. “Additionally, as you grow, different learning styles, generations and personalities are naturally introduced to the company, but the culture and values should remain the same,” says DellaVilla. “Being able to communicate to everyone, no matter these differences, is essential.”