Joel Edge, 64, leads the international business development efforts of Star Building Systems, an NCI company. He began his employment with Star as a machine operator while still in college. Since then he has risen in the company hierarchy through Customer Service, Field Sales Manager, Director of Quality Improvement, Vice President of Sales, Executive Vice President, and President. During his eight years as President, Star grew from 650 dealer/distributors to over 1000. Revenues rose from $120 million to over $200 million. Star was profitable every one of those years despite two serious recessionary periods in which many people in construction related industries lost money or closed their doors. In 2011 he accepted the challenge of developing and growing Star and NCI’s international opportunities. His travels on Star’s behalf have taken him to over 50 different countries.