Retired LtCol Kathy Gallowitz grew up as a Navy ‘brat,’ served nearly 30 years as an Air Force Officer and is married to an Army combat Veteran. She is the Founder & CEO of Vanguard Veteran, LLC, author of “Beyond ‘Thank You For your Service,’ The Veteran Champion Handbook” for Civilians and has Masters degrees in Nursing and Political Science. As an award-winning businesswoman with first-hand experience hiring Veterans, Kathy coaches employers to build a Veteran Talent Attraction and Retention Strategy to boost company productivity and reduce turnover.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed why veterans are ideal workers for manufacturing, where to “recruit” these workers, and so much more!
Lindsey is joining us once again, to talk shop. She has worked with injection and blow molding manufacturing for over 10 years in various markets, and is currently engrossed in her role as a sales account manager at Falcon Plastics.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed all things trade show related, including the upcoming NPE 2024, and so much more!
Laura’s analytical and creative approach to identifying and tackling organizational opportunities stems from a unique background that includes work experience in innovation, operations, and policy, and degrees in business, studio art, and English. She earned her M.B.A. from Boston University in 2012 with a focus on building cross-cultural teams and creating shared value. Prior to completing her graduate degree, Laura also worked for the Massachusetts Senate for three years.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed how localizing manufacturing and suppliers can increase competitive advantage for innovators, how this can help reduce our carbon footprint, and so much more!
Michael is the Executive Managing Director at Cushman and Wakefield, while Riley is the Marketing Communications Specialist at Scot Forge. But both are advocates for the manufacturing industry, as well as members of the Manufacturing Pathways Consortium.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed the Manufacturing Pathways Consortium’s mission, how it is helping and building within the community, and so much more!
Scott has 32+ years of experience doing mold design, mold builds, special machine design and development, automation design and development, as well as product design and development for the medical, automotive, and consumer industries. Around 12 years ago, he started focusing on incorporating additive manufacturing of both plastic and metal into mainstream production parts and tooling. Over the years he has also developed a passion for educating people about opportunities within the manufacturing industry.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed educating youths on careers in manufacturing, leadership, how metal and plastic additive will play a role in our future of making things, and so much more!
In a world of disruption, change, and adversity Mike Lee helps leaders, and organizations activate the purpose-driven, future-focused, and heart-centered skills that drive engagement, win the war for talent, and create cultures of belonging. His engaging, inspiring, and interactive programs at F500 companies and professional associations like Morgan Stanley, AmFam, Cisco, SHRM and IBM have earned rave reviews from bold and driven leaders. Drawing on the latest research from neuroscience, sports psychology, and personal experience, he’s shared stories and practical exercises — across the world — to help people find their own inner power and poise to thrive in business and life.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed employee engagement, leadership, effective communication, and so much more!
The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Lauren LaDell | American Machine Marketing & Motor City Spindle Repair
You may know her as the Spindle Chick, but she is now also the owner of American Machine Marketing. Since beginning her journey in the manufacturing industry five years ago, she has worked to not only increase brand awareness for her company, Motor City Spindle Repair, but also for the lack of female representation in this trade, and the manufacturing industry as a whole. Lauren decided to create AMM to help guide other companies to do the same through effective social media marketing.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed women in manufacturing, social media, business ventures, and so much more!
After graduating High Point University, Jack joined his family business at Stanford Manufacturing as an account manager and has grown into the role of Director of Business Development. Since joining the company nearly 4 years ago, he has led the launch of new products and services, a software service, and several proprietary product lines; all while pursuing his masters in project management.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed rapid business growth and investing successfully into the future, modernization in injection molding, the outlook of manufacturing in the U.S. versus overseas, and so much more!
Marion is a Predictive Index certified talent specialist, whose expertise focuses on providing talent optimization services. Using predictive index science- based methodologies to empower clients, she is able to align business-strategies with people-strategies, to help achieve optimal business results. A forward-focused business leader, Marion has established a successful career transforming strategies and vision into outstanding commercial results.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we will delved into her perspective on the current talent crisis in manufacturing, the need for talent strategy, the role of culture and marketing in attracting talent, and so much more!
Having been recognized as a 2022 Plastics News Rising Star, Jared has proven himself as an asset to the manufacturing community. In his role as Director of Digital Strategies, he manages and oversees Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaigns, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies, and various digital marketing tactics that support and enhance brand recognition/visibility.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we discussed the top-performing social media channels in manufacturing, in-house SEO, the importance of Google Business Profiles, and so much more!
Originating from her hands-on farming background, Rebecca Ohser has always been passionate and involved in the skilled trades. Tool & Die was a natural fit, so shortly after high school she completed a 5-year state indentured Tool & Die apprenticeship, then got a Mechanical Design associate degree and Mold Design technical diploma. After spending years in various departments and roles in the field, she has found gratification as a Technical Sales representative for Mantz Automation.
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we discuss the benefit of apprenticeships, youth in manufacturing, social media in the trades, and so much more!
With a degree and background in Marketing and Professional Sales, paired with a passion for digital media and over 10 years of experience – Jimmy Renallo is here to help your business better connect with your audience. He is motivated to challenge the norms and create differently, in a way that will make your company stand apart from the rest.
Jimmy’s back on The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast to share simple marketing strategies that will allow you to refine your message, and start getting your message out there!
Kerrie Jordan is an accomplished Vice President of Product Management for Data Platform at Epicor Software, located in Richmond, Virginia. Kerrie has over a decade of experience in ERP, supply chain, eCommerce, cloud computing, and product development business solutions. As the leader of the strategic direction of Epicor’s cloud-enabled solutions, Kerrie ensures the delivery of high-value innovation, security, and performance for their customers.
During this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we discussed findings from Epicor’s Voice of Manufacturing Worker Report, and got in to exactly what the manufacturing worker is looking for!
The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Vivian Allen | SigmaPro Engineering & Manufacturing, LLC
Vivian began her career in federal contract writing. After having her first child, she began supporting her father’s injection molding business by reviewing HR related documents for regulatory compliance. Now she’s been there 10 years and held various roles, the most recent being the role of president. Some major business development became necessary after an asset sale to their largest client left them without enough existing revenue to exist without changes. She has been heading up this “restart” for 6 months now.
During this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we discuss building a “kingdom” business, working in a multi-generational business, the risk-taking nature of a startup and so much more!
Zac has spent the last 10 years of his life in product development, prototyping, and short-run production. He programmed SLA machines and HP Multi Jet Fusion throughout that time. In 2019, he founded Additive America with an initial focus on the orthotic and prosthetic market, but he has recently reverted back to his roots in general product development and manufacturing. One of his favorite things to work with now is end-of-arm tooling for the automation industry.
During this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we discuss additive manufacturing and it’s affect on injection molding, 3D printed EOAT for IM automation, and so much more!
Zakary Tyler Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Technological Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He has successfully launched over 100 products from concept through production across the aerospace, automotive, consumer, industrial and medical industries. Some notable products include the Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack, Google X Loon, Samsung Smartwatch and Ventec’s ventilator which was utilized in the Defense Product Act during the Covid-19 pandemic. Taking products from conceptualization to mass production through co-developing innovative solutions with product innovators is Zakary’s passion.
During this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we discuss additive manufacturing, design automation, artificial intelligence, and so much more!
Born and raised one block from her family’s manufacturing business, Kyra swore she would never work there if “given the choice”. In the end she decided to return to her manufacturing roots and become the 3rd generation to lead BTM Industries. As a woman who has spent her entire career in a “non-traditional” role, she is passionate about encouraging others to do the same, and has become an outspoken advocate for the industry and all it has to offer job seekers.
During this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we discuss inspiring the next generation of makers, while handling real-time Q&A’s with our audience.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jon grew up working in his dad’s ice cream shop. Due to economic hardships, he was forced to bounce around, but ultimately made the change to the manufacturing industry. Since 2016 Jon has been with iMFLUX. He’s filled a variety of rolls, including running lathes, working as a machinist in milling, doing EDM work on the Project Spark team, and ultimately accepting a roll as a CAM programmer for milling.
During this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we discuss leading with innovation, cutting tool selection, and so much more!