“Stories from CEOs like Kevin Mauger, who owns NCC Automation, make an impression on audiences. NCC builds the hardware and software for conveyor systems. In 2015, Mauger turned 42 percent of the company over to the employees through an ESOP. Since that time the business has soared.
The same has been true for Voodoo Brewery. In four years, the number of employees has increased from 10 to over 100, the business has quadrupled in value, and Voodoo has opened six new brew pubs. Says COO Jake Voelker, “We couldn’t have done it without our employee-owners.”