Where's Willie?

Where's Willie?

Willie is traveling the country — north, south, east, and west— talking to manufacturers of all types about their trials, tribulations, and triumphs in the manufacturing industry.... Show More

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In this episode, Willie shares his excitement about the upcoming MD&M West show. Now in its 35th year, this is the event where engineers and executives from across the world come together to change and improve the lives of patients. In addition to the three-day conference covering MedTech, 3D printing, and smart manufacturing, the show offers visitors the opportunity to meet the suppliers and experts who are disrupting the m... Read more

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This week's show brings us to Pleasant Grove, Utah, to have a conversation with John Keller, Co-Founder and President of REDLIST. For as long as manufacturing has existed, different divisions have been managed independently or regulated by separate entities. This means that within companies, there are vacuums and powerful operational silos. Not only is this an inefficient way to manage a manufacturing business, but it also m... Read more

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In today’s episode, Willie travels to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he has a conversation with Sunny Han, founder and CEO of Fulcrum. Sunny started learning how to code from the age of seven when he taught himself to write his own games as a child. After studying engineering, he used his business acumen to help struggling manufacturers through the recession. For the last 15 years, he has helped countless mid-size manufacturers ar... Read more

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For today's show, we are joined by a wonderful friend, colleague and manufacturing industry expert! Scott Bailey, the Director of Sales at TECO Technology is here to tell us all about his work at the company, the particulars of their successful model for manufacturing and how they built out from a strong footing in pneumatics. TECO is based in Pleasanton, California and is well established in a huge number of industries, loc... Read more

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December 19, 2019 14 min

Today on the show we are in San Jose for day two of the BIOMED show to meet Kevin Mullen, a sales engineer at RTP Company. After graduating from CalPoly Pomona and working in engineering for 20 years, Kevin found RTP and branched out into the world of sales. RTP Company is committed to providing solutions, customization, and service for all thermoplastic needs. They offer a wide range of technologies available in pellet, sheet, ... Read more

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On today’s episode of the Where's Willie podcast, our travels bring us to the city of Sarasota, Florida to talk with Discovery Technology International Inc. (DTI), a manufacturer of piezo motors. Our guest today is Nic Copley. Nick joined DTI in 2018 as Vice President of Business Development. DTI is an early-stage company bringing an exciting new range of innovative Piezo Motors to the motion and control market. Prior to joi... Read more

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December 4, 2019 25 min

This week on the Where’s Willie? Podcast, Willie travels to Winchester, Virginia to talk to George Hoddinott and his associates from the City of Winchester about the central role of manufacturing and how the city supports this. Recognized by Forbes as the number one place in Virginia for business and careers, the city is resolutely committed to attracting and retaining young talent for its industries. 

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This week on Where’s Willie? we travel to Rockford, Illinois to the home of RJ Link International Inc. to speak to their Vice President of Business Development, Terry McCormick. Terry is a tech-head who admits that he just loves making things, having been in manufacturing, quality, and operational management for the past 30 years. 

He has spent a lot of that time in gearing and hydraulics. His background has given... Read more

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November 14, 2019 25 min

In this week’s episode of Where’s Willie? we have our first interview with Jackie Luciano, the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at ZaGO Manufacturing in Newark, NJ. ZaGO is a producer of sustainable, high-tech, self-sealing solutions and components that has been in business for almost two decades. 

Jackie’s story is really inspiring, working her way up through the company from her initial position as a p... Read more

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November 7, 2019 16 min

The first episode of Where's Willie is finally here! In the debut episode, host, William Miller, talks about how this podcast was born out of his love for the magic of manufacturing. He shares a bit about how he got to where he is today, his career at Koganei America International Inc., and what listeners can expect from future episodes!

Along his amazing journey, Willie has met many amazing and brilliant leaders that ... Read more

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