In the 1960s, Rick Barrows, father of Scott Barrows, worked his way up to the top of Multi-Craft Contractors, Inc. Scott would follow in his father’s footsteps, working at MCC. In 2013, after decades of service in leadership roles at MCC, Scott joined the ownership team as a junior partner. In 2019, the remaining senior partners began their retirement but remained as members of the board of directors. After a period of planning and transition, in 2020, MCC’s board of directors named Scott the COO. Multi-Craft employees have been known to claim that MCC’s success is a result of the mutual respect and dedication between the owners and their employees. This “recipe for success” has grown MCC to be a major US industrial and commercial contractor, employing over 750 engineers, project managers, tradespersons and support staff.
The C-Suite: That place where most of us strive to be when we launch a career. Referring to the cluster of top-level executive positions within most companies — chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), chief financial officer (CFO) and chief information officer (CIO) — the C-Suite entails hard work, high stress and long hours. But the rewards can be substantial.
AMP asked readers to tell us who their favorite C-Suite executives were. Their titles may not precisely reflect “CEO” or any of the others, but their roles do. This isn’t a “best of” or a “top executives” list; but it’s a way to recognize many of those business executives in Arkansas whose hard work makes The Natural State a great place to live and work.
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