risk minimization, and this division covers access control, security management and monitoring personnel and baggage at airports. Since 9/ 11 Invizion has been working to secure a high- volume airport ( Rochester International Airport) and an Orlando- based Fixed Base Operation ( FBO) for several charter carriers to the NBA, NHL and NCAA. Many of Invizion's staff members ( the number is growing constantly) work overseas, in the field, as expert linguists, analysts, technicians and administrative support specialists under the Intercultural and Multilingual Operations ( IMO) division. Typically, they are native speakers and fluent in multiple languages and dialects, written and spoken. Even as a subcontractor, the ultimate IMO client tends to be a government entity, says Johnson. " For example, we've teamed with a large privately owned government contractor, and its ultimate customer is the DTRA [ Defense Threat Reduction Agency]. Under this subcontract, we provide language translation and interpretation [ simultaneous, consecutive and escort] support, whereby documents that come in from various international events and forums generally relate to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction." But this work is not usually so dramatic. Highly accurate minute translation, interpretation and analysis is one of several main qualities needed by the United States' defence, intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies. " The Iraq war and the activities in Afghanistan have been significant drivers for this part of our business, which, for example, helps enable the war fighter to communicate and function in other cultures and environments." Invizion has the ability to work in more than 100 languages and dialects, Johnson says. Insight defines the work Invizion does; it is through innovation and constant evolution that it keeps ahead of the market, but without integrity there would be no business at all. " We don't get involved in work that would compromise our high level of integrity," says Johnson. There has never been any whisper against Invizion's professionalism, whether in the press or in the client community. He intends to keep it that way by making sure that an ethical culture permeates the entire business and by emphasizing community service initiatives within the company, which sponsors the Institute for Responsible Citizenship organization, charged with preparing men to be exemplary citizens and leaders in government and business, Future Business Leaders of America, and other charitable organizations and efforts in the Washington, DC, area. Strategic management: Invizion July 09 www. bus- ex. com 9 we are able to provide trained professionals to provide FOIA and declassification support work for federal-, state- and local- level governments," says Johnson. It's very sensitive work, which is why integrity is one of the company's three stated core values ( the other two are innovation and insight), Johnson emphasizes. There's a lot of potential for future open government and transparency work at both federal and state level, and it's an important part of Invizion's strategic planning. But then, so are its other divisions. Intelligence and Security Assurance ( ISA) addresses the global need for physical security and " The Iraq war and the activities in Afghanistan have been significant drivers for this part of our business, which, for example, helps enable the war fighter to communicate and function in other cultures and environments"
AA business ooff endurance Rock of Ages is the apt name for the largest integrated granite quarrier and manufacturer of fi nished granite memorials and granite blocks for memorial use in North America. Director of operations Robert Boulanger tells John O'Hanlon how manufacturing best practices have been harnessed in the interest of customer service 10 www. bus- ex. com July 09