About Francis

Francis

“The most that any organization can give you is a stage.

The singing you do yourself.®

- Francis S. Dammers 

Francis S. Dammers, the late co-founder and officer of Hunter Douglas, Inc. was a true renaissance man and a model for the best leadership qualities. I was fortunate to have him as my mentor and his wisdom continues to guide me.

I can still hear his voice, in a deep Dutch accent, responding to a question about how an enterprise can best support individual performance and accountability. His response became our leadership philosophy, performance model and eventually, brand:

“The most that any organization can give you is a stage. The singing you do yourself.®”