Jim Schonert does not come off as bragging when he says he knows how to get the best out of a business. In fact, the new general manager at POET Bioprocessing in Iowa Falls is almost passive, even humble, about it.
“People say I’m the leader, but no,” Schonert said. “Everybody here is a leader. It’s the people at this facility every day making sure everything works. It’s our people telling me what they need. I may not have an extensive background in bioprocessing, but I make sure we do. And I make sure those people have what they need. I have enough knowledge to understand so they can communicate what they need.”