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The Family Biz Show

Aug 18, 2023

Ep 88 - Successfully Navigating Family Business Dynamics 

In this episode of The Family Biz Show, Eric Slatten of ECS International joins us to talk about his journey into his family business, the importance of company culture, why it’s important to seek outside help, and how to build trust within a team. Eric also discusses the challenges his family business is facing and his strategies for overcoming them. Don’t miss this one! 



Eric Slatten has over 15 years of experience in the electronic component industry. He began his endeavors at ECS Inc. International in inside sales and soon progressed toward leading the global sales department.  

In January 2022, Eric became the company’s President while his father, Brad Slatten, remained ECS Inc. International’s CEO.  

Outside of overseeing daily business operations, Slatten fosters the corporate relationships between ECS Inc. and their supply chain and global distribution partners alongside the ECS Inc. regional sales managers and sales representative network. 


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