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PIP leader named to region’s 40 Under 40 list
For 13 consecutive years, The Business Review of Albany, NY has been identifying and celebrating the achievements and potential of the next generation of business leaders through its 40 Under 40 program. The 2012 winners were chosen from more than 500 nominees who are making a difference in their businesses and communities. Bridget Milot, PIP’s Vice President of Finance and Administration, was named to this year’s list. Read her profile entry below:
It’s mid-March, the night before the Greek parliament takes controversial votes needed to secure a bailout and avoid a global financial implosion.
Protesters march. Officials from the IMF and European Union work overtime.
Bridget Milot is there, helping convince Greek bankers to lend her company money for a new distribution venture.
“It was really surreal. The bankers were just throwing their hands up... a lot of smart people, but no one had a clear solution,” Milot said.
It qualifies as one of Milot’s most exciting business adventures yet at her father’s company, which has 200 U.S. employees and locations globally.
The business is among this region’s largest importers, supplying work gloves, eyewear, reflective clothing and other industrial safety equipment.
“We’re at the front of the economic turnaround. We see those shipments moving
Milot’s international travels started at 13, when she visited Chinese factories with her father. She is an attorney with degrees from Albany Law School and Vassar College.
Little surprise that Milot’s newest app is a currency converter, or that her latest music download is an Australian singer named Gotye, or that she just finished Michael Lewis’ book “Boomerang” about the global financial meltdown.
Her biggest wish for the Capital Region? More direct flights to major cities.