Jay McCoy, Ariel Corporation

Jay McCoy serves as Vice President of Manufacturing at Ariel Corporation , the world’s largest manufacturer of reciprocating gas compressors. During Jay’s 17-year tenure at the Mount Vernon, Ohio, based company, he has also worked as Director of Manufacturing – Machine Shop and as Superintendent. One of his previous positions was as VP of Operations… Continue reading Jay McCoy, Ariel Corporation

Danny White, ECI Software Solutions

Danny White serves as senior director of Portfolio & Product Management  at  ECI Software Solutions. For 30+ years, ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturers with cloud-based business software solutions.  Danny has 35 years of leadership in manufacturing technology.  Prior to ECI, he was VP of Product Management for Epicor Software and has worked for… Continue reading Danny White, ECI Software Solutions

Mike Maynard, Napier Group

Mike Maynard is managing director and CEO of the Napier Group, a $7M PR and marketing agency for B2B technology companies.  For 14 years, Mike and his team have helped mid-sized B2B manufacturers identify, attract, engage and drive sales opportunities with customers.   Mike has directed major PR and marketing programs for a wide range of global… Continue reading Mike Maynard, Napier Group

Donnie Wells 

Taylor-Winfield Technologies Donnie Wells is president of Taylor-Winfield Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of material joining equipment and systems. With over 135 years of continuous operation, this Youngstown, Ohio-based company produces parts joining, welding, processing and automated assembly for a diverse set of industries.   In addition to his helmanship at Taylor-Winfield, Donnie… Continue reading Donnie Wells 

Rosemary Coates, Reshoring Institute

Rosemary Coates is founder and executive director of the Reshoring Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on expanding U.S. manufacturing supply chains. She is also president of Blue Silk Consulting, a supply-chain management consulting firm that has helped global supply chain clients for more than 25 years. She is a best-selling author of five supply chain… Continue reading Rosemary Coates, Reshoring Institute

Jeannine Kunz, SME

Jeannine Kunz serves as Chief Workforce Development Officer at SME (the Society of Manufacturing Engineers), where she provides end-to-end workforce and training solutions for communities, companies and educational institutions by leading new partnerships, programs and service offerings.  Prior to this newly created role, Jeannine served as vice president of Tooling U-SME. She is a recognized… Continue reading Jeannine Kunz, SME

Carol Latham, Thermagon

Carol Latham is the retired founder, president, and CEO of Thermagon, a Cleveland-based custom manufacturer of high performance heat-transfer materials for electronic components. Under her leadership, Thermagon changed the microchip industry and, within five years of its launch, achieved sales of $18 million annually. She writes about her experiences in the book A Chip Off… Continue reading Carol Latham, Thermagon

Rita Hoffman, Converse All Steel Services

Rita Hoffman is co-owner at Converse All Steel Services in Canfield, Ohio. The company was established by Roger and Rose Converse in 1986 as a steel warehousing and shot blasting facility. In 2014, Rita and her brother, Ross, took ownership of the company that now produces custom steel parts for heavy manufacturing and construction industries. … Continue reading Rita Hoffman, Converse All Steel Services

Mark Fedor, Morgan Industries

Mark Fedor, CEO of Morgan Industries, leads an Alliance Ohio-based manufacturer of material handling systems and production solutions. The company specializes in the construction of large-scale industrial overhead cranes and steel mill equipment. Under Mark’s 16-year tenure as CEO, this 152-year old company is leading its industry in the adoption of automation and other Industry… Continue reading Mark Fedor, Morgan Industries

Natan Linder, Tulip

Natan Linder, our 100th guest, is CEO and co-founder of Tulip, a manufacturing software company that builds digital applications to bridge the human-automation gap for frontline operations. Tulip’s platforms are based on over a decade’s worth of breakthrough research by world-class experts on technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), human-computer interaction, augmented reality,… Continue reading Natan Linder, Tulip