Point of View - NCE's Yonel: 'free market' corporate culture a success

06/23/2003
North Coast Energy Inc. (NCE), Twinsburg, Ohio, which ranked third on OGJ's list of the fastest-growing independent oil and gas producers in 2002, started this year by setting up interlocking boards of supervisors and workers that give all of its 155 employees a say in determining corporate policy.The company also initiated a program to turn each of its departments—even the in-house support sections—into a "profit center" that must learn to market itself competitively to other corporate departments and even outside the company if it can.The mainspring behind this change is NCE's dynamic young CEO, Gordon O. Yonel, 39, an advocate of fundamental changes in the way the c...
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