Fran and I had the pleasure of hosting Jimmy and Marsha Gibbs at PC on Tuesday, January 15th for lunch and a presentation to business students. Jimmy is the founder of Gibbs International, one of the world’s largest dealers in textile machinery, and a diversified business operation.
Jimmy and Marsha were on campus because he agreed to speak with our students about his start in business, the company’s diversification into different industries, and his success principles. Jimmy discussed the fact that every five years he likes to undertake a different business direction—a process he has mastered. He shared his many successes and his occasional failure—providing students with a real-life perspective.
The students, faculty, Fran, and I enjoyed his presentation.