Case | HBS Case Collection | July 1996

Bayside Controls, Inc.

by H. Kent Bowen, Jennifer Kochman and Sylvie Ryckebusch


Two recent MBA graduates acquire a small and ailing metal-machining company that had manufactured small aerospace components. Through clever application of state-of-the-art manufacturing, engineering, and marketing/sales concepts, they turned the company into a growing and profitable business. The owners must now decide what new business opportunities to undertake given that they have achieved market share leadership in their niche.

Keywords: Business Earnings; Leveraged Buyouts; Machinery and Machining; Leading Change; Growth and Development Strategy; Marketing Strategy; Production; Personal Development and Career; Sales; Aerospace Industry;


Bowen, H. Kent, Jennifer Kochman, and Sylvie Ryckebusch. "Bayside Controls, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 697-004, July 1996.