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Keith Flaherty

Keith is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a BSEE and an MBA. He has been with Hallam-ICS since 1988 as an electrical engineer, manager of integration services, CFO, and CEO. He focuses the company on understanding and meeting the needs of each individual client while at the same time delivering the highest possible level of technical expertise.
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Apr 18, 2019 | Written by Keith Flaherty |

The Benefits of Using an Independent Main Instrument Vendor

I was recently speaking with the Capital Project Manager for an upcoming expansion at their pharmaceutical manufacturing campus.  I asked if they were going to hire a Main Instrument Vendor for the project.  “That’s a good point.  We haven’t even thought about how we’ll manage the instrumentation on this project.”

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Jan 15, 2019 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Inspired Engineering

Hallam-ICS Becomes a Certified B-Corporation!

On December 17th, Hallam-ICS became a Certified B-Corporation, joining thousands of other purpose driven companies around the world committed to the concept that businesses exist for both purpose and profit.  On their website, B Lab states:

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Aug 27, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Inspired Engineering

At Hallam-ICS, Our Teams Love Engineering & People…..and Beer!

Yes, it’s true.  We do love Engineering and People (and beer) at Hallam-ICS.  And apparently, so do our clients, partners and community members.  Last year, we decided to put them all together into our first Hallam-ICS and BEER campaign.   We asked, and you HOPPED.

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Aug 16, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Inspired Engineering

Hey Baby Boomers, Don’t Blame Millennials!

“I don’t get it!  Since when does a company need to provide more than a steady job with a competitive salary and good benefits?  We treat our people well.  Why isn’t this enough for Millennials?”

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Jul 19, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Inspired Engineering

Inspired Engineering – 50% Technical and 50% Relationship!

We recently set out to try and capture the essence of Hallam-ICS so that we could better communicate what we do and who we are to current and potential clients and employees.  We learned that this can be a challenging exercise!

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May 31, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Social Mission

“Hello Old Friend” – Hallam-ICS Alumni Evening


Hallam-ICS held our first alumni gathering recently, bringing together nearly 60 former and current Hallam-ICS employees for an evening.  It was a night filled with warm embraces, reminiscing, reconnecting and lots of laughter. 

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May 01, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Social Mission, Employee Ownership

Employee Owners of Vermont spend a Day in the Dirt!


In a recent blog, I shared the story of how a group of employee owned companies decided to work together to positively impact our communities.  Based upon the recommendation of Gardener’s Supply, we chose the Vermont Community Garden Network’s Day in the Dirt to be the first event where “Employee Owners of Vermont” would work side-by-side in community service.

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Apr 24, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Social Mission, Employee Ownership

Starting a Movement! Employee Owners of Vermont Impacting our Communities


In early January, I was sitting at my desk and decided to send out an email.  I love to run, and on several recent outings my brain kept coming back to the same question:  How can we bring local employee owned companies together to impact our communities?

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Mar 30, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Social Mission

Spectrum Sleep Out 2018 – Let it rain!

On March 29th, a team of six Hallam-ICS employees joined one hundred community members to sleep outside in Burlington, Vermont.  The annual Sleep Out is a major annual fundraiser for Spectrum Youth and Family Services.  A steady rain and temperatures in the low 40s brought out the rain gear, but the spirit of giving and support could not be dampened.  On their website, they describe the event as:

“Each year, adults and students join the Spectrum Sleep Out in solidarity with homeless young 

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Nov 14, 2017 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, zz community service award

Community Service Award 2017

Starting in 2014, a group of Hallam-ICS employees come together every year to choose five (one from each of our five office locations) non-profit organizations to receive the Hallam-ICS Award for Community Service.  Each selected organization receives a check for $5,000 and a plaque.   

 

The award was established when David Hallam retired from Hallam-ICS:

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