Having the opportunity to serve as an IREM President has profoundly affected the lives and business practices of past IREM leaders. Past presidents were asked to share the lasting impact and influence serving as IREM President has had on them. Vance C. Miller, CPM Emeritus, 1974 President, said that he developed an improved global understanding of the industry and acquired many new lifelong professional friendships. Lawrence I. Levy, CPM Emeritus, 1986 President, also said that having had the honor to have been an IREM President made him aware of how much he needed to learn -- most importantly, no one can do anything of great importance alone. True success has to be a team effort and that team must share in the success. Robert C. Toothaker, CPM, 2007 President, added that IREM had tremendous influence on his career. It accelerated his transition to transferring his two AMO companies to his son.