Meet Stella Gaytan, President of Bell Fuels
Get to know Stella, a new member of the EFBC, who joined us in January 2023.
Location: Morris, IL
Tell us about your career leading up to where you are now:
I spent 20 years as part of the leadership team in a service industry start up. I spent the early years working in the business while developing processes, systems, and quality control mechanisms in order to prepare for growth. I hired, trained, and developed all department heads for all locations. The company had grown to become a service provider for many national professional sports teams and was continuing to prosper. I was in a place in my life where I believed that I had invested all that I could in that organization and was ready for a change. I was presented with an opportunity to work with my friend in his start up in the construction industry. After a year helping him develop processes and systems, I was presented with an opportunity at BELL FUELS to lead the organization as their President. I joined the organization in April of 2022.
What do you like most about what you do?
My most fulfilling experience at Bell is being able to facilitate opportunities for growth for my team as individuals while also developing growth opportunities for Bell. The team feels like they are impacting that growth which makes this journey that much more enjoyable.
How did you hear about the EFBC?
I heard about EFBC from my board. They encouraged me to seek a group of peers that I could work with as I became more comfortable in my role as President at Bell Fuels.
Why did you join, and what do you hope to gain from your membership?
After having had a few discussions with the EFBC team and attending a couple of events, I could see the benefits of the forum and the resources it had to offer me as I develop as a President. I am looking forward to sharing with professionals that are willing to see me succeed and I look forward to contributing to the team as well.
Join us in welcoming Stella to the EFBC community. Members can log in and connect with Stella via the EFBC Member Directory.