How To Learn From Leadership Detours w/ Jimmy Peck

by | Apr 19, 2022 | Podcast

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Guest: Jimmy Peck, GM of MPW Industrial Services, knows a thing about leadership detours. Jimmy joined MPW Industrial Services in 2003 as a Management Trainee, learning the business of industrial cleaning through hands-on, in-the-field experience for two years. Jimmy has held many different positions from Branch Manager, District Manager, General Counsel, and President of Environmental Services. In 2006, Jimmy originated MPW’s legal department before being promoted in 2008 to his current role — General Manager for the Industrial Cleaning Group.

Before joining MPW, Jimmy worked for the Ohio Attorney General’s office in the Charitable Law Section. Jimmy graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and from the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University with a J.D. Jimmy received his license to practice law in 2004.

Jimmy is an active member of numerous legal and industrial groups, including the WJTA-IMCA Board of Directors, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and the Columbus Bar Association (CBA).

Jimmy enjoys spending time with his family—his wife, Molly, and six children- in his free time—and he strongly supports local youth initiatives. He is a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Episode in a Tweet: All leaders need a good mentor or support system — someone who tells you, “You shouldn’t have done that; it wasn’t good.”

Background: I’ve known Jimmy for almost a decade now as we are in the industrial cleaning industry. I am always impressed by Jimmy’s humility and willingness to make the room laugh. His story of climbing the ladder at MWP Services is remarkable and one that many leaders can appreciate. I sit on the Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA) board with Jimmy and have the pleasure of working with him on industry initiatives. I know his honesty, humility and down-to-earth style will inspire you.

During our conversation, Jimmy and I talk about what it’s like to work in a high-stress industry. Jimmy shares his philosophy on owning mistakes and leading by example. He shares some tough feedback he received from a mentor and how it changed his leadership style. Finally, Jimmy shares heartfelt advice about why you can’t look in the rear-view mirror and move forward effectively and safely.

I know you’ll love this fun and frank interview with Jimmy Peck.

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