The Innovators with George Davison

The Innovators with George Davison

It all starts with one idea. Have you ever wondered how today’s top CEOs, business leaders and the people who work with the most innovative companies in the world found success? Join host George Davison as he explores the innovators that are shaping tomorrow’s world, today. For more information about the innovations and ideas changing tomorrow’s world, visit


December 28, 2021 38 mins

Even though nuclear power was first created by the Idaho National Laboratory just over 70 years ago, it is now at the forefront of clean energy and electricity of the future. Today, the Idaho National Laboratory remains the center of nuclear energy research and development.

In this episode of The Innovators, host George Davison talks to Corey McDaniel, the Chief Commercial Officer of Idaho National Laboratory, about writin...

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From drones to communicative machines to remote operations, there is a ton of foresty innovations and technology taking place in the world. Miller Timber Services and Ponsse both started from one person having a simple idea to harvest trees better and have transformed into continually improving the forestry industry.

On this episode of The Innovators, host George Davison talks to Matt Mattioda, the Vice President and Chief Forester ...

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How did a company that started off with developing refueling systems for planes turn into a company that is helping humans get to Mars? There is no short answer to the amazing transformation that CAES has gone through.

In this episode of The Innovators, host George Davison talks to David Meyouhas, a Senior Director at CAES, about fixing TVs, engineering, semiconductors in space, and the future of space. 

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What started as two entrepreneurs trying to improve farming by attaching tractors and trailers to steam engines is now one of the most recognizable construction and mining companies in the world—Caterpillar. Caterpillar has been at the forefront of innovation and technology since its founding in 1925.

In this episode of The Innovators, host George Davison talks to Denise Johnson, a Group President at Caterpillar, about engineering, ...

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One of Idaho National Laboratory’s many functions is to create nuclear energy systems for NASA to use in remote and hostile environments in space like on the moon or by Pluto and Saturn.

This is what Stephen Johnson, the director of the Space Nuclear Power and Isotope Technologies Division at the Idaho National Laboratory, is responsible for. On this episode of The Innovators, host George Davison talks to Stephen about his...

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Nuclear energy is a quickly growing field with a great deal of research and development behind it. 

Rita Baranwal, the Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer of the Electric Power Research Initiative (EPRI), knows the importance of advanced nuclear research well. On this episode of The Innovators, host George Davison talks to Rita about working with submarines and aircraft carriers, the importance of teachers, 3D printing nuclear ...

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The role of the Department of Energy’s National Labs is to innovate science and technology that eventually is applied in industries to solve big problems and challenges.

No one knows this better than Kathy McCarthy, the Associate Laboratory Director for Fusion and Fission Energy and Science at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In this episode of The Innovators, host George Davison talks to Kathy about women in STEM, how ...

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Have you ever heard of pneumatics? Even if you haven’t, pneumatics, which is the use of compressed air, affects the world around you and the tools you use every day. In this episode of The Innovators, we talk to John Halvorson, the Director of Marketing at SMC, about pneumatics and robotics, grandfatherly advice,  engineering, and everything in between.

Over 50 years ago, SMC was founded by one person who wanted to solve customers’ ...

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Buying a home is one of the biggest, most personal decisions you make in your life. No one knows this better than Tami Bonnell, the CEO of EXIT Realty. 

In this episode of The Innovators, host George Davison talks to Tami about what you can learn from martial arts, how her company survived the housing crisis, and what the future of innovations in real estate looks like. Find out how she went from cleaning new houses for two dollars ...

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What do you do with your old laptop when you buy a new one? Trade it in? Throw it away? Put it in a box in the basement where it collects dust? On this episode of The Innovators, host George Davison talks to Jim Levine, president and founder of Regency Technologies. Fifteen years ago, Jim noticed that landfills were piling huge amounts of electronics waste. His company, Regency Technologies, created an electronics recycling process...

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