Talking Shop with: Ryan Hiss Vice President of Sales Better Engineering

What are the reasons for investing in parts washing systems to begin with? Are there any regulations or laws pertaining to manufacturing? While there are...
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Talking Shop with: Matthew E. Croson — President, American Gear Manufacturers Association

You’ll be holding the Strategic Resources Network event in June. Could you give us a little background? That’s right – June 9-11 at the Hyatt...
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Talking Shop with: Mike Gamache— Business Development Manager, Gamache Systems, a Division of Metalcraft...

As a systems integrator, Mike Gamache gives us a general idea of the distinction between automation and robotics. I define automation as any kind of...
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Talking Shop with: Cate K. Smith, J.D., M.P.A. — Executive Director, Precision Machined Products...

Could you discuss the academic and professional journeys that brought you to your present position? Both my dad and my maternal grandpap worked in manufacturing,...
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Talking Shop with: Douglas K. Woods — President, The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)

I was surprised to learn that AMT was established in 1902. Tell us the story. We were originally known as the National Machine Tool Builders...
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Talking Shop with: Chris Pollack — Manager, Virtual Technical Application Center, Siemens

Describe the founding, purpose, and evolution of the Virtual Technical Application Center, or VTAC. When I began working for Siemens about nine years ago, I...
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Talking Shop with: Tom Kelly – Senior Vice President Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc./Machine...

After 33 years in the machine tool business, you’re set to retire this month. Would you take us on a walk through your career? I...
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Talking Shop with: Nicole Wolter — President & CEO, HM Manufacturing

Tell us a little about the company’s background, and also the path you’ve taken toward attaining your current position. My father, Kenneth Wolter, founded the...
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Talking Shop with: Mary Ellen Doran — Director of Emerging Technology, AGMA

Describe the professional path that’s led you to focus on emerging technology for the AGMA. I studied formal graphic design in college. When I joined...
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Talking Shop with: Pat Boland — Co-Founder and Managing Director, ANCA Group

Could you give us a brief overview of how you and Pat McCluskey came to found ANCA in 1974? We were working with minicomputers at...

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