Making the Big Plays
All in all, Sarantakos is grateful that OU's in-plant is thriving financially and technologically. Still, he never takes his position for granted.
"Anybody working in an in-plant operation needs to understand that no one's job is completely secure," he emphasizes. "You have to stay on your toes, thinking constantly of better ways to service the university. The more ingrained you become with your parent company, the broader support you'll receive."
So Sarantakos will continue to sell the in-plant to its current and prospective customers, and actively search for new clients. "We're very heavy into marketing and advertise extensively," Sarantakos says. "We do everything we can to make sure our customers know about us and what we can do for them.
"Others may hide in the basement," he concludes. "We don't."
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