Margaret Bustion, President of Code Publishing Company
BA, University of Washington
MBA, Seattle University
What are your hobbies: Backpacking and hiking, swimming, and playing the piano
What is your favorite book? Emma by Jane Austen
What is your favorite color? Teal
Our founder and president, Margaret Bustion, got her start as a Managing Editor with Book Publishing Company in Seattle. After 10 years, she felt the company was not harnessing the power of the emerging computer industry fast enough. Margaret wanted to start a family too, so she left Book Publishing, got her MBA while raising her two sons, and founded her own company in 1989. She was the first in the codification industry to offer a digital version of the code to her customers, by way of a desktop database called Folio Views Infobase.
As many visionary leaders do, Margaret started the company in her basement. Soon, she had four employees and decided it was time to get a real office. Since then, she has grown the company slowly but surely to become a national contender in the codification industry. She still wants to be on the cutting edge of technology both for web-based codes and for in-house production processes, so a year ago she instituted a major technology overhaul. This huge undertaking is nearing completion, with the new web platform launching in Q1 2017 as the crowning jewel. She still likes to keep tabs on her customers and will answer the phone at any given time to help out.