Thursday, April 30
11 a.m., Clara Thompson Hall
John P. (Jack) Stack is president and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation. SRC manufactures gasoline and diesel engines for the automotive and off-highway markets, distributes engine kits, manufactures power units and electrical components, and conducts seminars and training programs specializing in all aspects of teaching people how to implement open-book management.
Stack came to SRC in 1979 as the plant manager of International Harvester after eleven years of direct management experience. In 1983, Stack and the SRC employees bought the company from IH and have turned it into what INC. magazine has proclaimed "one of America's most competitive small companies." His books, The Great Game of Business and A Stake in the Outcome , have become primers for those who plan on employee-owned ventures.
Stack is a national and world judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Institute and has served as an advisor for this group since 1998. INC. magazine has called him the “smartest strategist in America” and named him one of twenty-five entrepreneurs selected to represent the 25 years INC. has been published. Stack was also listed among the “top 10 minds in small business” in Fortune Small Business Magazine .
He serves on the board of directors of Quest Capital Alliance, is a member of the Drury University's Board of Trustees and is a past president of the Springfield Business Development Corp., a subsidiary of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.