Rebel Without Applause is the story that captures the life and times of Jon Hall, the founder and chairman of the board of the family-owned and -operated Glastender, Inc., a very successful food equipment manufacturing business located in Saginaw, Michigan.
Jon’s amazing story reveals that Glastender faced myriad challenges along its winding pathway to profitability. To overcome these challenges, he partnered with Jay Kegerreis, a Wake Forrest University Business School graduate. Jay added business acumen. When Jay passed, the adult children of Jon and Brenda Hall stepped up to the plate and built an engaged culture worthy of emulation by any family business enterprise.
Jon’s imagination and creativity went unrecognized in school. To compensate for this, Jon sought out mentors who appreciated his talents and helped him refine his skills. Jon reveals his secret to success: “I only work half days — twelve hours per day.”