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79 minutes | 5 months ago
Factory Futurist | Episode 009: Bill Humbert, RecruiterGuy®
In this episode, Drew gets a lesson in résumé building and attracting top talent from Bill Humbert (AKA RecruiterGuy). Many companies have Top Talent Attraction challenges. Bill poses the question leaders must answer about their organization: Do top performers seem to migrate towards your competition?Bill Humbert's contract recruitment consulting experience will partner with you to develop a plan to attract the top talent. We have conducted successful contract recruitment assignments in cybersecurity (physical and software), technology, sales, marketing, finance, food and consumer product manufacturing, human resources, renewable energy construction, electrical contracting, and IT.RecruiterGuy, Bill Humbert, of Provocative Thinking Consulting, Inc. is a professional speaker, an expert contract recruitment consultant since 1981, and award winning author. He is a graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, MA.
58 minutes | 5 months ago
Factory Futurist | Episode 008: Ryan Kennedy, Atom Power
Technology is always improving and requires a great deal of creativity and patience. Ryan Kennedy, CEO of Atom Power, discusses his success and explains the challenges of developing new technology. His journey has proven to have quite the learning curve as his company explored new and uncharted territory with innovations in electrical safety. Drew and Ryan explore that and more in this compelling episode that covers a wide range of topics from improving technology to health, wellness, and hobbies to keep your creative juices flowing.“Developing new technology is tough because you think there’s going to be that eureka moment, and if you don’t get it, you think you’re never going get there. But the reality is there’s not one.” –Ryan KennedyFor over 24-years, Ryan has been involved in very large, high profile commercial electrical projects. Some of those years he spent as an electrician, some were as an engineer, and some were as a project manager. Now, Atom Power has taken those experiences to create revolutionary new power distribution products that make the world a better place.
79 minutes | 6 months ago
Factory Futurist | Episode 007: Terrence O'Hanlon, Reliabilityweb.com®
Terrence O'Hanlon is one of the foremost thought-leaders in the world of Reliability. In this episode, they discuss how we can take a stand and impact the future by looking at the past and examining the current state of the world. Where do we go from here? Drew and Terrence explore that answer and more in an episode that covers so much ground, you may want to listen to it twice.“There will be no other time in our lifetime where we will have such an ability to influence the future because the past broke down. The past disappeared. So let’s embrace that.” –Terrence O’Hanlon, Reliabilityweb.com®Terrence O'Hanlon, CMRP is an asset management leader specializing in reliability and operational excellence. He is a popular keynote presenter with the ability to deliver awareness about the business advantages of asset management to top management. He is the Chief Executive Office of Reliabilityweb.com and Publisher for Uptime® Magazine, a print and digital publishing company and event management group. The group also publishes over 100 books and maintains a deep body of knowledge on these topics.
66 minutes | 6 months ago
Factory Futurist | Episode 006: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Disaster Avoidance Expert
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky outlines the problem with COVID-19 and how manufacturers should prepare for another upward curve as states begin to reopen and loosen restrictions. Without restrictions, hospitals will become overrun. Dr. Tsipursky examines how people, marketing, manufacturing, and businesses aren't prepared for the "new normal" and shares advice on how to appropriately adapt."People are having false hopes and vigilance is dropping, and that's very unfortunate." -Dr. Gleb TsipurskyKnown as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases, which devastate bottom lines and bring down high-flying careers. His expertise and passion is developing the most effective and profitable decision-making strategies, based on pragmatic business experience and cutting-edge behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience, to empower leaders to avoid business disasters and maximize their bottom lines.
61 minutes | 7 months ago
Factory Futurist | Episode 005: Steve Grubbs, Victory Enterprises
In this groundbreaking episode, Drew meets with serial-entrepreneur Steve Grubbs as they discuss the future impact of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the corporate training structure. They dive in on what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, leading and managing multiple businesses, and time-management. These topics barely scratch the surface of this episode, as they talk more about the future of AR & VR. Learn from a leading innovator in this space about what advancements are emerging for everyday consumers."Don't be afraid to embrace new technology. New technology is always hard and there's going to be mistakes and challenges. But if you choose to be the laggard...you are choosing to give up a big new green field of either efficiency, customer acquisition, or marketing." -Steve GrubbsSteve Grubbs is the founder of VictoryXR, VictoryStore.com, ChalkBites, and Victory Enterprises. Early in life, Steve served as Chairman of the House Education Committee in the Iowa House of Representatives and passed the largest technology funding bill in state history. More recently, he chaired the YPO Technology Network for two years. Today, Steve is working to create a place for virtual reality curriculum in schools. He has degrees in business and law from the University of Iowa.
31 minutes | 7 months ago
Factory Futurist | Episode 004: Kyle Bermel, Metalcraft
While socially distancing via webchat, Drew Allen has a conversation with Kyle Bermel on how to adapt and prepare your team if/when the Coronavirus hits home. Kyle is the Chief Operating Officer of Metalcraft, a company in Mason City, Iowa that has been taking precautions early on amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He details how his organization is adapting and overcoming this situation with innovative ideas and processes with his team."Our goal is to take care of our members and our members will take care of our customers." -Kyle BermelMetalcraft will turn 70 years old this year in November. Throughout those years, they've had incredible leadership that has guided them through times of crisis, and the current pandemic is no exception. Learn how you can apply these methods within your organization.Metalcraft has provided property identification solutions since 1950. Metalcraft has provided thousands of businesses and industries throughout North America and around the world with a wide range of choices in durable nameplates and labels to meet the needs of the ever-evolving industry of tracking and controlling.
77 minutes | 7 months ago
Factory Futurist | Episode 003: Joe Kann, Cobble Creek Solutions
Drew has known Joe Kann for a number of years and they both share vast experience in global business development. As we learn in this episode, Kann is a veteran technologist and strategist with over 30 years of experience in driving growth and innovation in manufacturing and industrial companies. Drew and Joe discuss the recipes for success in global business development based on his career which was responsible the mergers and acquisitions across the globe.After a rich and fulfilling career at Rockwell Automation, Joe retired in January 2017. He has now formed Cobble Creek Solutions, a consulting and advisory practice helping businesses and their investors develop new growth opportunities at the intersection of industrial markets and emerging technologies.Learn more about Kann's consulting firm: https://cobblecreeksolutions.com/
57 minutes | 8 months ago
Factory Futurist | Episode 002: Frank Hurtte, River Heights Consulting
Drew & Frank discuss how companies have coped in the past in the midst of crises and how the landscape of the way we do business is changing, in many cases, for good."It is our duty to find a solution for this Coronavirus and share it with the world." -Frank HurtteFrank Hurtte is the Founding Partner of River Heights Consulting. He combines the battle scars of 28 years of front line "in the trenches" experience with over 13 years of service to knowledge-based distributors and their manufacturer partners.Frank's Blog: http://thedistributorchannel.blogspot.com/
59 minutes | 8 months ago
Factory Futurist | Episode 001: Mike Marks, IRCG
In the first episode of the Factory Futurist Podcast, Drew Allen chats with Mike Marks about the COVID-19 impact. Mike Marks co-founded IRCG in April 1987. He began his consulting practice after working in distribution management for more than 20 years. Over the years, his narrow focus in B2B channel-driven markets has created an extensive number of deep executive relationships within virtually every business vertical in construction, industrial, OEM, agricultural, and healthcare.
1 minutes | 8 months ago
Factory Futurist | Trailer 001
Welcome to the Factory Futurist Podcast where we profile the thought leaders, technologies and companies revolutionizing high-tech manufacturing. We learn from the best about how they sustain high performance leadership in technology, their personal lives, and their companies.About the Host:Drew Allen is the VP of Strategic Development at Grace Engineered Products, Inc. In addition to his role at Grace, Drew led the acquisition of IIoT technology in 2018, forming the partner company Percēv to develop and expand this technology into new markets and applications.Drew also sits on the advisory board for Atom Power, Inc. which is revolutionizing the power industry with the first solid state circuit breakers, adding intelligence, automation, and safety to what has been a standard in power distribution for decades.Drew is a recipient of the of the National Association of Manufacturers’ 2020 Next-Generation Leadership Award. He holds a Bachelor’s Degrees in International Business and Marketing from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL and Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
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