Clint Pulver is a professional keynote speaker, author, musician, pilot, and workforce expert. He is known as the leading authority on employee retention. Clint has also been featured by Business Q Magazine as a “Top 40 Under 40,” and, as a professional drummer, he has appeared in feature films and on America’s Got Talent. In 2020, Clint won an Emmy Award for his short film Be a Mr. Jensen, which tells the story of how a single moment in time—and one particular mentor— can change the course of a life.
Tune in to this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast where we discussed what great leaders do to retain talent, mentorship vs. management, how to check on the status of your employees and so much more!
As President and CEO of Harbour Results Inc., Laurie Harbour leads a team of analysts and manufacturing consultants to help manufacturers develop strategies, improve their operations, reduce risks and optimize business.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed the overall state of the mold industry, what’s coming, how we should be preparing and strategizing, all while fielding real time questions from our viewing audience!
David Ramirez is a Senior Business Development Manager, who is in charge of sales and marketing at RE3DTECH, an additive manufacturing company. He is a part of the Waukegan 2 College, Inheritance Academy, TMA, IMEC, and AMUG organizations.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discuss all things manufacturing, including additive manufacturing!
Pete Winiarski is a change agent in the area of personal and professional achievement, as well as a trusted advisor to clients on all forms of business transformation. Having spent time at Wiremold, McKinsey, and Danaher to name a few, he is known for helping business leaders through their personal transformation as they lead their teams differently, more effectively, and more meaningfully.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed how to transform your business, improving team and leader performances, and creating good culture for an engaged and passionate team!
Alyson Van Hooser is a keynote speaker, trainer and author. She earned rapid success in the food, retail and finance industries, along with as a City Councilwoman — all by the age of 30. This helped her discover the immense power that comes when leaders own the responsibility of truly understanding and intentionally connecting with the people they serve. Leaders and emerging professionals need help reframing and redefining leadership in today’s diverse, multi-generation workforce in order to be successful. Alyson Van Hooser is on a sold-out mission to show them the way.
Tune in to this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast as we discuss all things leadership, while handling real-time Q&A’s with our audience.
Jimmy Renallo has a degree and background in Marketing as well as Professional Sales, paired with a passion for digital media with over 10 years of experience. Leveraging social media, marketing knowledge and digital background, Jimmy is looking to help businesses grow their online presence and better connect with their audiences.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed best practices for staying active on social media, how to market your business, how to attract young people, and so much more!
Mark Lattimore successfully leads the research and development team at Tessy, by overcoming technical challenges and discovering the latest technologies in the plastics industry. Eric Yando, on the other hand, is responsible for leading the sales and marketing team for Tessy’s medical business, as well generating business opportunities with new and existing customers. Both have years of experience in the industry and exceptional knowledge in their respective fields.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discuss industry trends, Tessy values, technology, overcoming challenges, and so much more!
Juan Palma grew up working in his father’s machine shop, went to college, and earned an industrial engineering degree, with the goal of making his own way. Now he’s running the family business doing things right, with good lead times and quality work, as well as a thirst for more complex projects.
This episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we discussed the dynamics of their father and son machine shop, techniques in molding/tooling, and so much more!
Don Loepp joined Plastics News as a staff reporter in 1991. He was promoted to Plastics News’ news editor in 1993, managing editor in 1995 and editor in 2011. He leads the largest and most experienced editorial team in the North American plastics market. He’s also editorial director of Crain’s Global Polymer Group, with responsibility for brands including Sustainable Plastics, Rubber News, Tire Business and Urethanes Technology International.
We took a poll on LinkedIn to see what people wanted to hear about. So on this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast we discussed how the industry is dealing with supply-chain issues and inflation, along with the overall state of the North American plastics industry, and so much more!
If you combine decades of experience, sincere passion, and a bit of humor, you have Ken Seawell. Serving as Managing Partner of Sandler Training by the EAM Consulting Group, Ken shows sales leaders and their teams how to master The Sandler Selling System. He is a master mentor, professional trainer, and skillful coach. His impressive background within the hospitality, retail, and professional development industries gives him the insight to address the real issues that stand in the way of individuals’ success and growth.
Tune in to this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast to learn how attitude and behavior, along with technique, factor into sales. All while handling real-time Q&A’s with our audience.
Matt has 30+ years of experience in the manufacturing industry. After assuming ownership of JD Machine in 1992, Mr. Wardle has grown the corporation from 8 employees to over 200. He is currently serving on boards for the Utah Manufacturer’s Association, the Northern Utah Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, Weber State University and the Ogden-Weber Tech College. He is also actively involved in his church and the community.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed workforce development, automation, collaboration within the industry and much more!
Lindsey is the Managing Director of a woman-owned international contract manufacturing and design firm working for large size enterprises.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed stewardship versus leadership, quality, core values, and so much more!
Dee Dee is the Industry Coordinator at Manufacturing Renaissance. She is responsible for recruiting manufacturing companies for field trips, job shadowing experiences, internships and career opportunities, as well as to prepare students for careers in manufacturing. DeeDee has been part of the MR team since 2014. She has recruited for various manufacturing companies in multiple industries for various types of positions for over 15 years.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed the potential for youths in manufacturing, what it looks like to train youths for careers in manufacturing, preparing manufacturers for youth workers, and much more!
Rachael Pfenninger is the Director of Strategic Execution at the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) and has overseen the planning and execution of key initiatives in workforce development, benchmarking and member connections, and industry awareness and advocacy since 2018.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discussed the upcoming AMBA Conference taking place on May 11-13th, including the Emerging Leaders Pre-Conference Session, their new virtual series on work observation/standardization, and much more!
The Plastics Technology Expo is a trade show specifically designed to bring the entire North American plastics market together in one place.
Live from the show, our host Tony Demakis was able to touch base with some influential talent from the plastics industry, to create a series of live shows during the event. The shows highlight the importance of community within the trade and dig deeper into what they hope to accomplish.
Throughout this series of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we cover what it feels like to be back for trade show season, the impact of our guests on one another as well as the industry overall, the importance of SPE Mold Technologies Division and what they have going on within the show, and much more!
Ryan Delahanty is Vice President of Plastics Media Group at Gardner Business Media, a B2B media company serving the durable goods manufacturing markets, where he has helped connect technology buyers and technology sellers for nearly two decades.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discuss all things PTXPO, including tips and tricks for exhibitors and the challenge of marketing an inaugural event during a pandemic!
Ty Patritto is an Engineering Project Manager at Koss Industrial, who got introduced to manufacturing in high school. From there he went to college to become a teacher, but quickly realizing that it wasn’t for him, went to tech school to become a fabricator. Since then he has had a hand in both the food and beverage industry as well as the plastics industry, with experience both on the floor and in the office.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discuss culture, supply chain/labor shortages, transitioning from floor work to the office, the importance of empathy, and being a lifelong student!
Richard Savage, the owner of Savage Automation, has 15 years of injection molding experience, working on and with all types of molds, molding machines, and molding automation. He founded Savage Automation in 2017 to bring robust design and cutting-edge technology to End of Arm Tooling, while simplifying its installation and operation.
Throughout this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we discuss young talent in injection molding, alternatives to traditional education, dealing with employee shortages, and how to use automation to free up your talented employees!