Author Jack Lannom and MiTek’s Tom Manenti Will Co-Sign Mr. Lannom’s New Book, The People First Effect, at MiTek Headquarters in Chesterfield

The New Book, Dedicated to Mr. Manenti, Includes a Chapter Featuring Him and Focused on Trust

CHESTERFIELD, Mo.--()--MiTek® Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company, today announced that the author Jack Lannom will sign copies of his new book, The People First Effect: 7 Keys for Mastering, along with Tom Manenti, the retiring Executive Chairman of MiTek.

For Mr. Manenti this is a special honor, because he is featured in one of the seven core chapters in The People First Effect, and because Mr. Lannom has dedicated the book to Mr. Manenti. MiTek is a People First® Certified company, and since 2012 it has practiced the principles of Lannom’s approach.

The People First Effect: 7 Keys for Mastering High Trust uses a “business fable” to focus on CEO Dan Burton, who has led his company out of the recession, only to learn it’s been sold to a foreign investor. Dan faces the challenge of rebuilding trust-based relationships in his personal and professional lives.

The book walks the reader through informal Q&A sessions with seven real-life executives, Mr. Manenti among them, who are People First® practitioners.

The book signing will occur at MiTek’s Chesterfield, MO headquarters, 16023 Swingley Ridge Rd. from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

“I couldn’t be more honored to have a book launch event at MiTek, a company that has practiced People First® methods, and prospered through the resulting rich relationships with its purpose partner employees, and their customers,” said Jack Lannom. “Tom Manenti’s direct involvement in this book, and his valuable assistance with the content in multiple chapters makes this book signing event only more special.”

“Jack Lannom’s People First® approach, which we have deeply embedded into the MiTek culture for many years, has demonstrably helped us become a more successful operation,” said Tom Manenti, “but far more importantly, People First® has strengthened the value of caring for one another, and in turn caring for our customer relationships, and that’s the core reason for our enduring success.”

About People First International

People First International is dedicated to bringing about organizational transformation that will create trust-based, profitable, outrageously caring cultures. This cultural transformation happens when leaders learn how to honor and esteem the value of the human spirit of all employees and treat them with truth, wisdom, and excellence. Our leadership and lifestyle program that emphasizes servant leadership and puts people first, creates a sustainable legacy of success.

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About MiTek Industries

MiTek Industries is a diversified global supplier of software, engineered products, services, and equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial construction sectors. MiTek Industries’ passion for our associates’ well-being and for our customers’ success through continuous process improvement is the company’s hallmark. A Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: brk-a, NYSE: brk-b) since 2001, the Company has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents. Learn more:


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Author Jack Lannom and MiTek’s Tom Manenti Will Co-Sign Mr. Lannom’s New Book, The People First Effect, at MiTek Headquarters in Chesterfield.



for MiTek
John D. Wagner, 919-796-9984