SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Art Barter, Owner and CEO of Datron World Communications, Inc. was recently named as one of the Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW) Top Thought Leaders for 2018. This is the second consecutive year Barter has been honored with this award. The awards program, now in its eighth year, celebrates professionals who are transforming the way organizations do business.
Barter, who is also Owner and CEO of the Servant Leadership Institute, is known globally as an advocate for servant leadership. Barter believes, “how we get results is more important than the results themselves.” To teach people about the transforming effects of servant leadership, Barter started in his own backyard by rebuilding the culture of the manufacturing company he bought in 2004, Datron World Communications. Barter took Datron’s traditional power-led model, turned it upside down and together with his management team, began focusing on serving others. The result: an international radio manufacturer grew from a $10 million company to a $200 million company in six years and most recently announced a record contract for the company in the amount of $495 million dollars.
Barter believes the most important measure of his companies’ success is how many people they have helped. Since the establishment of the Datron Charitable Fund in 2006, the employees of Datron and SLI have given over 1,000 grants in 57 different countries in addition to serving its customers around the world. “All of our relationships with people we serve revolve around trust,” Barter said.
For almost ten years, TAA-TAW has been working with a team of cross-functional professionals to study, define and quantify organizational trust and trustworthiness. According to Barbara Kimmel, CEO and Co-founder, “The publication of this year’s honors comes shortly before the official commencement of our 10th year anniversary celebration. In collaboration with global members of our Trust Alliance, we will be creating several new programs and tools to help organizations build trust.”
“I am truly honored to be recognized by Trust Across America,” said Barter. “Trust means everything as a leader; without trust you don’t have any creditability with those you lead.”
In 2015, Barter was recognized as one of the Top 30 leaders named to the John C. Maxwell Leadership Awards.
About Trust America
Trust Across America-Trust Around the World™ www.trustacrossamerica.com is a program of Next Decade, Inc., an award-winning communications firm that has been unraveling and simplifying complex subjects for over 20 years. TAA-TAW helps organizations build trust through an abundance of resources and ever expanding tools. It also provides a framework for organizations to improve trustworthy practices, and showcases individuals and organizations exhibiting high levels of trust and integrity.
About Datron World Communications, Inc.
Datron World Communications Inc. www.dtwc.com delivers voice and data radio communication systems worldwide. The company’s offerings enable governments, security forces, and commercial users to establish and maintain critical voice, data, and video connectivity. Known for their ease of use and reliability, Datron’s products and systems are currently deployed in over 80 countries. Datron World Communications, Inc. was established in 1971 and is headquartered in Vista, California, USA. For more information, visit www.dtwc.com
About Servant Leadership Institute
The Servant Leadership Institute (SLI) www.servantleadershipinstitute.com inspires and equips leaders to find meaning and purpose in their work, foster an environment of trust and respect at all levels of the organization and achieve significance through successfully implementing servant leadership. The Institute’s resources include many field-tested publications, leadership development workshops, coaching services and conferences.
To learn more about Art and the Servant Leadership Institute or to book Art for a future speaking opportunity or panel, go to: www.servantleadershipinstitute.com