After 33 years at Stenograph, John Wenclawski has announced his intent to retire at the end of 2016.
“Participating in the advancement of technology and working with so many wonderful people throughout the court reporting profession and within Stenograph allowed me to exceed all of my professional expectations,” said Wenclawski. The JCR interviewed Wenclawski about his experiences in conjunction with the company’s 75th anniversary in 2013.
Wenclawski joined Stenograph in 1983 as a salesman for the Chicago region. Over the years, he worked his way up through the organization and became president in 1994. In addition to guiding the company through the many technological changes in that time, Wenclawski has been a supporter of the profession as a whole, donating to the National Court Reporters Foundation and helping with reporter education.
“John has been a major force in the profession for the past 30 years. On behalf of NCRA and NCRF, we thank John for all of the support he has given the profession throughout the years, and we wish him the best on his retirement,” says NCRA Executive Director and CEO Mike Nelson, CAE, who also serves as the Executive Director of the National Court Reporters Foundation.
Jeremy Steele, who currently serves as Deputy General Counsel for Heico, Stenograph’s parent company, has been tapped to succeed Wenclawski. Stenograph anticipates a smooth transition as Steele has been involved with Stenograph for the past five years and has already worked on a number of projects with the company.