Tony Stewart was fortunate in the sense the team he now runs was already off the drawing board by the time he took over. Had he started from the ground up, he might already be mentioned in the same breath as those that came before -- and failed.
"I can't honestly imagine building an organization from scratch," Stewart said. "With this opportunity with Haas Automation, the opportunity we've had there, if we had to start from scratch, I don't think we would have tried to take that kind of a task on. But, you know, we got an opportunity to come into an organization that already had pieces in place. It was just a matter of getting the right people in the right places. And I think that made it to where it was a realistic option for us. "But to start from scratch, I don't think I would have tried to take that on." -- Anderson Independent-Mail