Innovator Spotlight – Chuck Martin

We’d like to introduce you to Chuck Martin, who has created a “start-up” division to expand the BISSELL brand’s reach with dedicated offsite facilities and a cross-functional team to rapidly fill new business pipeline by leveraging core competencies, new alliances and new business models.

Chuck Martin (General Manager, New Business Ventures)

What was the item or activity you couldn’t live without growing up?

Riding my bicycle.

What is your favorite word or quote?

“Make new mistakes each day.”

If you could have one talent you don’t already possess what would it be?

The power of flight.

What do you look for in a business when funding or choosing to do work with them?

Culture fit is most important – can we actually work together and like working with each other.

What was one of the first lessons you learned in business?

Corporate America is a tough place – get a thick skin or choose another profession.