To Whom It May Concern: I am writing this recommendation in support of Mike Burke. In my role as Group Vice President for xpedx, Mike reported to me as the division manager for our Cleveland facility. This role included all aspects of the business (operations, sales, distribution, etc.). Mike was a highly sought after leader within our business. He has a proactive style and can effectively communicate at all levels within the organization. Mike also has strong problem solving abilities. He helped navigate the division through a very difficult period. He filled the leadership role, rebuilt his team, developed a trust within the entire workforce, and delivered positive performance results. One of the other strengths that Mike possesses is his ability to connect with the customer and the ability to develop programs that provide value. In closing, Mike was trusted leader who needed little direction, and could consistently be depended on for making sound decisions.