“5 Minute Salute” with Michael Kucik of ADS Inc

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Each week on “5 Minute Salute” our host Chris Budihas talks to veterans making a difference in their communities. Today, Chris has the honor to speak with Michael Kucik of ADS Inc.

Short company description:

ADS is the top provider of tactical and operational equipment to the US DOD, as a small business.

How do you define success?:

Growth. I don’t consider the job I’ve done, but what has been achieved so far and what direction I’m going. If I grew my network and my knowledge base, I’m on track. Success denotes a finished job to me, and yet life just doesn’t seem to work that way. The story continues.

How did you get started in your field or work?:

A referral, every job I’ve had since the army came from a referral. Your network is important!

What’s one thing we should know that makes your company unique?:

We identify capability gaps in DOD and GOVT agencies and source the solution among industry- and if the solution doesn’t exist we invest and create it, and offer it to the end user through a rapid acquisition contract that allows NY NAME requests if items. Nobody else does that.

What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome in your business?:

Myself! Self doubt will take you down. Imposter syndrome is real. I counter that though, with: “if not me, who”