Trey Fly, CEO of Joe Fly Co. receives the 2019 Leadership from Vistage Worldwide

Austin, Texas 2020 – Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses, on April 6th announced that Trey Fly is the recipient of the 2019 Leadership Award. The Vistage Leadership Award honors members for their achievement in leadership. These members embody Vistage’s values of trust, caring, challenge and growth and make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.

“Trey Fly is the 3rd generation leader of Joe Fly Co. and has made the transistion from focusing in the business to focusing on the business. He and his leadership team have created a company culture centered around employee respect and extraordinary customer and brand performance. Trey believes that improving life’s most basic need – clear air is their over arching mission and goal. Stretched yet attainable goals has Joe Fly Co. positioned to be the #1 commercial filter installer in the great state of  Texas. ”

As his group chair and leadership coach, it’s a personal high for me to have Trey be awarded the 2019 Vistage Leadership for Austin, Texas. Trey has been a Austin Vistage member since 2014, when he took over the role as president of this 3rd generation company.

The company started in 1967 with Trey’s grandfather starting this commercial filter replacement business in Dallas Texas. Trey shared in a 2018 blog his values “These values stemmed from my grandparents, then my parents, and were recorded on paper by me. The core values of our company are: INTEGRITY, FAMILY, CUSTOMER, QUALITY, AND COMMITMENT. These are the pillars that have seen us through the first 51 years and will continue to guide us as we move forward.” I met Trey’s dad Joe Fly in late 2013, and I was interviewing him to join my CE business owner group when Joe said, “no put my son in your group, he’s the future of this company.” Trey had been a successful sales representative for several years and was moving into management. Trey started with Vistage in 2014 and over the past 6 years has grown top line revenue with a CAGR of 13%. Trey’s vision is now 100 million in annual revenue by 2030. Today Joe Fly Co. has branches and warehouses in 9 cities in Texas. His warehouses make his company the largest distributor of commercial and industrial filters in the state of Texas. In looking back, Trey’s personal growth and development started with creating Joe Fly Co. “core values” back in 2015 and every year to 18 months he has taken on a another project that has and will make Joe Fly Co. a better managed company, focusing on respecting their employees and their customers.

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I grew up in Carlsbad, north San Diego County, lost my dad as a teenager, went into the USAF for four years and hired on with 3M in 1969. Received my AA from Santa Barbara City College, BA and Masters from Redlands University and after 33 plus years, I retired from 3M in 2002. As I look back on my life, I have been creating myself and developing my skill sets to be a business coach and a Vistage Chair. I am president of SEOT, a "personal improvement" consulting firm spending most of my time working with Central Texas executives running small to medium size for-profit companies who are focusing on improving their profitability greater than their competition. My area of interest is assisting senior executives in creating a better balance between business commitments and personal relationships. I also facilatate three leadership labs each consisting of a dozen owners, presidents and CEOs. We meet monthly both in a group setting as well as in a 1-to-1 coaching session. Our focus is to sharpen each others' skills in becoming better leaders, making better decisions and taking ourselves and companies to that next level. Who are we? My members are experienced top executives who recognize that they don’t have all the answers and who actively seek the company of successful peers—both to give and receive insights and ideas. My members mine the 200 plus years of chief executive experience that comes together in our monthly meetings and members are eager to offer their own experience and insights in the process. As a group, we spend our time exploring topics members can't discuss anywhere else. My members have many other places where they can engage in idle, "cocktail party" chatter. Our mission is to provide the setting for discussing the "undiscussable." Where or who can you go to for confidential, honest feedback to assist you in minimizing your personal "Worry List"?