Paul Hayse to be honored Executive-in-Residence
Pratt Community College would like to invite you to help honor Paul Hayse owner of M-C Company, Inc. as the 2010-2011 Boyd Davies Executive-in-Residence on Thursday, March 10, 2011. PCC will honor Paul and his accomplishments as a business owner and community leader. On behalf of the Accounting and Business Department, you are welcome to join us for President’s Coffee at 10:00 in the Linda Hunt Memorial Library and Convocation at 11:00 in Carpenter Auditorium. For more information contact Junnae Landry at 620- 450-2152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Hayse, originally from Greensburg, Kansas learned the value of hard work at a very young age. With his father being in the Water Well business, he learned how to drill and prepare wells early in life. It was a craft which helped him later in life. After being in the service, Paul came to Pratt in 1949, only to play football at Pratt Community College.
“There were three of my friends from Greensburg that wanted me to go, so I signed up for it,” Hayse said.
His football days were short lived, as he began his career at Northern Natural Gas Company as an oiler. While working there, he was recruited by Cessna Aircraft. He moved to Wichita to continue working and complete his classes at the International Correspondence School of Mechanical Engineering. After completing his schooling, he really began experimenting with the craft of tool design.
“It was one of my most valuable experiences,” Hayse said. “There was a real need for people to design tools; I learned quickly how to design jigs and other fixtures.”
Taking his skills and excelling in a variety of other jobs since then, it was a banker that told him “It’s time you go incorporated.” Unaware of the process he asked, “Well how do I do that?” The banker pulled out a sheet of paper and said,
“Well what do you want to name it?” Hayse Incorporated was the most logical representation. Though it was not long after that, Hayse Incorporated evolved to Cross Manufacturing-Pratt Division, and is now M-C Company, Inc.
“I feel like I’m in a unique situation,” Hayse said. “Because in small business like this one, it’s the only place you can conceive an idea, make the drawings, make the tooling, build the product, sell the product, and make a profit! Small business is truly the only place you can do that and I’ve really enjoyed that.”
His family remains a priority and he is mostly grateful that his career has lead the way for the successes of his family.
“I enjoy what I do and my work is also my hobby so it works out well for me,” Hayse said.
Paul proudly expresses his gratitude for his two children Mike and Christine (M-C Company, Inc) and his supportive wife, Calora.