Vickie Wessel – Owner, Spirit Electronics
Wessel founded Spirit in 1979 and her innovative leadership has helped Spirit receive Raytheon’s coveted 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award for four consecutive years of, Boeing’s Performance Excellence Award, Distributor of the Year by Arizona’s Minority Business Development Agency, Distributor of the Year by the Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council, and Region IX Subcontractor of the Year by the Small Business Administration.
Surprising fact: “I am an avid road bicyclist. I love to bicycle anywhere from 15-50 miles in a day.”
Biggest challenge: “Balancing work and my personal life as a single mother. Being involved in my children’s lives has been my No. 1 priority … Sometimes I was extremely tired from days with no down time, but I attended every function I could attend. I am happy that I did.”
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