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2017-01-27 / Top 100 People

Bryan Wolcott

Head Coach

Restek Corporation

Bryan Wolcott is head coach (aka president/CEO) of Restek Corporation, an international chromatography company headquartered in Bellefonte, Pa., with offices in France, England, Germany, Italy, China and Japan as well as Vineland, N.J., and Shingle Springs, Calif. Restek is a leading manufacturer and distributor of laboratory consumables used in chemical analysis and has proudly been 100 percent employee- owned since January 2009.

With a Penn State petroleum and natural gas engineering degree (1979), 16 years in the oil and gas business, and an M.B.A. in finance from the Katz Graduate School of Business (University of Pittsburgh, 1997), Wolcott joined Restek 20 years ago, serving as CFO until moving into his current position six years ago.

Throughout his years as a leader, Wolcott has learned one important fact about communicating.

“Leaders need to deliver a consistent message over and over again— you cannot overcommunicate information enough. Sometimes, I still fall into the trap of expecting that everyone should know what I mean because I said it once already—that does not work— again, you cannot over-communicate information enough,” he said.

While in the oil and gas business, Wolcott became interested in team dynamics and corporate finance. It was a good combination for him when added to the responsibility of helping Restek to become employee-owned. Restek employee-owners are encouraged to live healthy lifestyles, invest for their future retirement and learn through educational opportunities offered throughout the company.

Bryan and his wife, Arlene, have big news to share this year as their son and daughter-in- law are expecting their first child, and their daughter will complete her Juilliard Master of Music (Voice - Opera).

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