The Manufacturing Come Up

Elite Automation

This is a podcast designed to share people's stories, experiences and knowledge in hopes of helping someone else reach their goals. We will be interviewing various people from different industries in order to gain a variety of perspectives to help people make informed decisions on the best way to pursue their career aspirations within manufacturing read less

Darcy Charbonneau: The Sales Strategy Behind Kuka Robotics' Success | Manufacturing Come Up 19
6d ago
Darcy Charbonneau: The Sales Strategy Behind Kuka Robotics' Success | Manufacturing Come Up 19
Darcy, the Director of Sales at KUKA, leads a talented national sales team with a focus on understanding and fulfilling the automation and production needs of clients. KUKA offers a comprehensive portfolio of technology and partners, as well as experienced individuals, to deliver the best solutions. The sales team, consisting of dedicated account managers, skilled engineers, and a dedicated business unit for applications, is backed by a solid customer support structure. Over the course of 20 years, Darcy has seen KUKA undergo significant growth and evolution, positioning the company as a competitive force in the robotic market. Clients in search of automation and production solutions are invited to connect with Darcy and the KUKA team to begin a collaborative partnership.🎧 Check other episodes as well:▶ Michael Sullivan: Breaking into the Corporate World | Manufacturing Come Up 18https://youtu.be/Y2dI_saMLykFind us on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliteAutomationUSA/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elite_automation_usa/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elite-automation-usa/Website: https://eliteautomationusa.com/System Design - Engineering - Integration - ProgrammingRFQ@EliteAutomationUSA.comEliteAutomationUSA.com812-223-7692Evansville, InElite Automation specializes in robot cells with vision, line tracking, and other advanced features. Our primary business model is focused on capital projects. Our projects can include just about any automated system. We also provide services such as plc, robot, vision programming, troubleshooting, panel building, electrical engineering, etc.Capabilities can be found on our website at the following link:https://eliteautomationusa.com/capabilities#KUKA #sales #technology Comment if you want us to make a video on a topic of your choice or you want us to answer something for you.
Michael Sullivan: Breaking into the Corporate World | Manufacturing Come Up 18
Jan 25 2023
Michael Sullivan: Breaking into the Corporate World | Manufacturing Come Up 18
Since 2016, Michael has been a dedicated member of the Miller Resource Group, passionate about his role in the company. He is uniquely positioned to assist professionals and companies in achieving their goals. Michael takes great pride in knowing that his efforts make a positive impact every day.Currently, Michael leads the business development and recruiting efforts for the Factory Automation, Motion Control, Robotics, Machine Vision, and AI industries. Over the years, he has established several strong and lasting relationships with manufacturers, custom machine builders, system integrators, and high-tech/value add distributors. Companies often turn to him when seeking top-tier sales, engineering, and leadership talent for their organization. His success is attributed to the values learned from his family and a steadfast adherence to the “Golden Rule.”In his personal time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, grilling, and enjoying a cold beer. He is also an avid supporter of Notre Dame football, and actively supports the First Responder, military, and veteran communities.------------------------------------------------------------------------------🎧 Check other episodes as well:▶ Ann Wyatt: Expert Insights on the Job Market | Manufacturing Come Up 17https://youtu.be/DS81XrJG-2kFind us on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliteAutomationUSA/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elite_automation_usa/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elite-automation-usa/Website: https://eliteautomationusa.com/System Design - Engineering - Integration - ProgrammingRFQ@EliteAutomationUSA.comEliteAutomationUSA.com812-223-7692Evansville, InElite Automation specializes in robot cells with vision, line tracking, and other advanced features. Our primary business model is focused on capital projects. Our projects can include just about any automated system. We also provide services such as plc, robot, vision programming, troubleshooting, panel building, electrical engineering, etc.Capabilities can be found on our website at the following link:https://eliteautomationusa.com/capabilities#automation #corporate #engineering Comment if you want us to make a video on a topic of your choice or you want us to answer something for you.
Ann Wyatt: Expert Insights on the Job Market | Manufacturing Come Up 17
Jan 18 2023
Ann Wyatt: Expert Insights on the Job Market | Manufacturing Come Up 17
Ann's passion is helping innovative and progressive industrial Small-Medium Enterprises and Solutions Providers in accessing top leading technical talent within an increasingly decentralized market. Achieving her goal relies on blending emerging digital capabilities with a highly personable customer user experience, resulting in bridging the talent gap and building stronger company cultures and communities. In her personal time, she advocate for: ⚫️ Creative Workforce Development Initiatives ⚫️ Technical and Interpersonal Skillsets Facing the Future of Work ⚫️ Continuous Improvement of Company Culture ⚫️ Advancement of All Things Industry 4.0Check other episodes as well:Craig Ulrich: Challenges and Triumph of Being CEO in Automation Industryhttps://youtu.be/tiaR4u5ymBUFind us on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliteAutomationUSA/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elite_automation_usa/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elite-automation-usa/Website: https://eliteautomationusa.com/System Design - Engineering - Integration - ProgrammingRFQ@EliteAutomationUSA.comEliteAutomationUSA.com812-223-7692Evansville, InElite Automation specializes in robot cells with vision, line tracking, and other advanced features. Our primary business model is focused on capital projects. Our projects can include just about any automated system. We also provide services such as plc, robot, vision programming, troubleshooting, panel building, electrical engineering, etc.Capabilities can be found on our website at the following link:https://eliteautomationusa.com/capabilities#automation #recruitment #engineering Comment if you want us to make a video on a topic of your choice or you want us to answer something for you.
Craig Ulrich: Challenges and Triumph of Being CEO in Automation Industry | Manufacturing Come Up 16
Jan 11 2023
Craig Ulrich: Challenges and Triumph of Being CEO in Automation Industry | Manufacturing Come Up 16
Craig is an experienced Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the industrial automation industry. Skilled in Robotic Process Design, Mechanical & Control Systems Design, SCADA, Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Operations, and Root Cause Analysis. Strong engineering professional with a Master of Science (MS) focused in Manufacturing Operations from Kettering University.Check other episodes as well:Sean Dotson: How to build a successful Industrial Automation Start-Up?https://youtu.be/VAo6awzlhLQFind us on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliteAutomationUSA/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elite_automation_usa/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elite-automation-usa/Website: https://eliteautomationusa.com/System Design - Engineering - Integration - ProgrammingRFQ@EliteAutomationUSA.comEliteAutomationUSA.com812-223-7692Evansville, InElite Automation specializes in robot cells with vision, line tracking, and other advanced features. Our primary business model is focused on capital projects. Our projects can include just about any automated system. We also provide services such as plc, robot, vision programming, troubleshooting, panel building, electrical engineering, etc.Capabilities can be found on our website at the following link:https://eliteautomationusa.com/capabilities#automation #ceo #engineering Comment if you want us to make a video on a topic of your choice or you want us to answer something for you.
Sean Dotson: How to build a successful Industrial Automation Start-Up? | Manufacturing Come Up 15
Jan 4 2023
Sean Dotson: How to build a successful Industrial Automation Start-Up? | Manufacturing Come Up 15
Sean Dotson, PE is an experienced entrepreneur and C-suite executive. He currently serves as President of RND Automation, Florida’s largest manufacturer of custom robotic, assembly, and packaging machinery serving the medical device, durable and consumer goods markets. Sean also served as Chief Technology Officer of CAS Holdings, the parent company of RND Automation, i-Automation and PanelTek LLC. iAutomation is the east coast’s largest distributor of industrial devices and a contract manufacturer of electrical panels and value add mechanical assemblies. As the founder and President of RND Automation, Sean doubled the size and revenue of the company every 3 years until the sale of RND to Saw Mill Capital in late 2020. Starting with 3 employees in 2005, RND now employs 65+ engineers, designers, technicians and support personnel. He championed cross-functional collaboration across business units and technical teams during projects to gather requirements and cross-references business requirements with existing product capabilities. Sean oversaw end-to-end M&A activities, including all legal and compliance work on defending patents, non-competes, non-solicitation, and trade secret infringement resulting in two separate acquisitions including the 2018 acquisition of MDC Packaging, a medical device packaging machinery manufacturer. RND redesigned the entire product line from the ground up, with the packaging side doubling their top line revenue.Sean sat on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota Area Manufacturers Association (SAMA) for several years and is a participant on the Sarasota County Technical Institute and Manatee Technical College advisory panels. He currently sits on the Board of Advisors for Robotics at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management at the University of Florida and is a regular guest speaker at the University of Florida. Sean has also spoken at a variety of manufacturing and labor related forums and conferences.Check other episodes as well:Donna Zimmerman: Technical Education & Career Growthhttps://youtu.be/wOO4TB5tJygFind us on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliteAutomationUSA/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elite_automation_usa/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elite-automation-usa/Website: https://eliteautomationusa.com/System Design - Engineering - Integration - ProgrammingRFQ@EliteAutomationUSA.comEliteAutomationUSA.com812-223-7692Evansville, InElite Automation specializes in robot cells with vision, line tracking, and other advanced features. Our primary business model is focused on capital projects. Our projects can include just about any automated system. We also provide services such as plc, robot, vision programming, troubleshooting, panel building, electrical engineering, etc.Capabilities can be found on our website at the following link:https://eliteautomationusa.com/capabilities#automation #startup #success Comment if you want us to make a video on a topic of your choice or you want us to answer something for you.
Adam Willea: Making a Career in Robotics & Automation | Manufacturing Come Up 13
Dec 21 2022
Adam Willea: Making a Career in Robotics & Automation | Manufacturing Come Up 13
Adam Willea is an Electrical Engineer with strong experience in Robotics and Automation system design and programming. Adam is currently working with Fanuc America Corporation.Tune in to Episode 13 of “The Manufacturing Come Up” where “Adam Willea” of “Fanuc America Corporation” dives deep into his journey from high school to working as a sales manager with one of the world’s biggest robot manufacturers. This podcast will help you understand & analyze the following:1. Process of getting into industrial automation & robotics from your high school onwards.2. The journey of an industrial automation & robotics professional in the corporate world. 3. Is this the journey you would want to travel if you are excited about robotics, automation & manufacturing? Do drop in the comments section to share what did you find out. Elite Automation SI & Services:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrNyj...Elite Automation Affiliate Program:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87hHQ...Find us on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliteAutomat...Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elite_autom...LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elit...Website: https://eliteautomationusa.com/System Design - Engineering - Integration - ProgrammingRFQ@EliteAutomationUSA.comEliteAutomationUSA.com812-223-7692Evansville, InElite Automation specializes in robot cells with vision, line tracking, and other advanced features. Our primary business model is focused on capital projects. Our projects can include just about any automated system. We also provide services such as plc, robot, vision programming, troubleshooting, panel building, electrical engineering, etc.Capabilities can be found on our website at the following link:
The Gorilla Grinder
Oct 26 2022
The Gorilla Grinder
Kevin Cranker is CEO; Cranker’s son Nathan is the co-Operations manager.When asked how they came up with the idea for the Gorilla Mill brand, Cranker replied, “We were a local grind shop custom making tools and wanted to take the company and its products national. We wanted new branding that would be edgy, but not too over the top.”Management tried out various concepts and names over a three to four-day period. At some point, Cranker said, “Gorilla Mill” and the name clicked. (While employing similar branding elements, the company is not associated with the consumer brands Gorilla Tape and Gorilla Glue.)According to Cranker, the team isn’t afraid to make fun of themselves in order to make their marketing stand out.The product names, for example, play up on the gorilla / primate theme, with names such as Chimps, Silverback, and Baboon. To add fun and a bit of spice, the company uses bananas as a rating scale for their tools in its catalog.Stay Sharp!Stay Elite!DON'T FORGET TO LIKE, SHARE AND OF COURSE, TURN ON THE NOTIFICATION BELL FOR Y'ALL TO BE UPDATED ON OUR CHANNEL!Stay Elite Everyone!#TheManufacturingComeUp #Podcast #EliteAutomation #Manufacturing #Life #Success #Knowledge #LearnElite Automation SI & Services:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrNyjnTm6VMElite Automation Affiliate Program:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87hHQEe9JTI&t=23sFind us on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliteAutomationUSA/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elite_automation_usa/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elite-automation-usa/Website: https://eliteautomationusa.com/System Design - Engineering - Integration - ProgrammingMalachi@EliteAutomationUSA.comEliteAutomationUSA.com812-223-7692Evansville, InElite Automation specializes in robot cells with vision, line tracking, and other advanced features. Our primary business model is focused on capital projects. Our projects can include just about any automated system. We also provide services such as plc, robot, vision programming, troubleshooting, panel building, electrical engineering, etc.Capabilities can be found on our website at the following link:https://eliteautomationusa.com/capabilities
The Manufacturing Gangster
Oct 19 2022
The Manufacturing Gangster
Often referred to as the leader of The New American Manufacturing Renaissance, Andrew Crowe is one of the most influential people in manufacturing today. Andrew, or Drew as he prefers, strives to ignite and energize American manufacturing by exposing youth, community, political leaders, and underserved communities to this industry. His mission is to ensure that we put our best innovators, creators, and thinkers in spaces where they can thrive and grow.From teenage father and two-time felon to college graduate, Drew realized the potential of a career path in the manufacturing industry. To support this vital work has taken a multi-faceted approach. In 2022, he embarked on the American Manufacturing Renaissance Tour across the country. He is the former lead professor at Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri, where he taught Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and is now developing a digital curriculum to spread these skills to a global audience. He is also the co-host of TV's "Project MFG" an exciting program for students and schools across the United States to advance skilled trades through world-class competitions.Drew’s impressive resume includes addressing the White House and Pentagon on industrial policy, a feature in Forbes Magazine in April 2022, and was voted Aerospace & Aviation Man of the Year twice. Above all, he is well-positioned to lead minds and movers on the front lines in the critical battle to close the workforce and skills gap in manufacturing, making him a highly sought-after speaker and consultant in the field by teaching industry leaders how to reach, hire, and retain the next generation of the manufacturing!Stay Sharp!Stay Elite!DON'T FORGET TO LIKE, SHARE AND OF COURSE, TURN ON THE NOTIFICATION BELL FOR Y'ALL TO BE UPDATED ON OUR CHANNEL!Stay Elite Everyone!#TheManufacturingComeUp #Podcast #EliteAutomation #Manufacturing #Life #Success #Knowledge #LearnElite Automation SI & Services:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrNyjnTm6VMElite Automation Affiliate Program:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87hHQEe9JTI&t=23sFind us on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliteAutomationUSA/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elite_automation_usa/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elite-automation-usa/Website: https://eliteautomationusa.com/System Design - Engineering - Integration - ProgrammingMalachi@EliteAutomationUSA.comEliteAutomationUSA.com812-223-7692Evansville, InElite Automation specializes in robot cells with vision, line tracking, and other advanced features. Our primary business model is focused on capital projects. Our projects can include just about any automated system. We also provide services such as plc, robot, vision programming, troubleshooting, panel building, electrical engineering, etc.Capabilities can be found on our website at the following link:https://eliteautomationusa.com/capabilitiesRelevant Search Terms:
Automation Lady In Action
Oct 13 2022
Automation Lady In Action
Watch our third episode with Nikki Gonzales!Nikki Gonzales was born in Iceland and by middle school ended up in Houston, TX after a short stop in England. She interned for her engineer turned entrepreneur dad all throughout school which led to a career as a sales engineer for machine vision systems and mechatronics. She spent 10 years in the field implementing and supporting factory automation solutions. She then transitioned to the design side of engineering with multi-physics simulation for virtual prototyping and data analytics in the supply chain such as forecasting and inventory optimization. Today she is building an online marketplace and workflow automation platform for industrial automation distributors and their customers to collaborate and bring some sanity to the procurement process at Quotebeam.Stay Sharp!Stay Elite!DON'T FORGET TO LIKE, SHARE AND OF COURSE, TURN ON THE NOTIFICATION BELL FOR Y'ALL TO BE UPDATED ON OUR CHANNEL!Stay Elite Everyone!#TheManufacturingComeUp #Podcast #EliteAutomation #Manufacturing #Life #Success #Knowledge #LearnElite Automation SI & Services:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrNyjnTm6VMElite Automation Affiliate Program:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87hHQEe9JTI&t=23sFind us on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliteAutomationUSA/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elite_automation_usa/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elite-automation-usa/Website: https://eliteautomationusa.com/System Design - Engineering - Integration - ProgrammingMalachi@EliteAutomationUSA.comEliteAutomationUSA.com812-223-7692Evansville, InElite Automation specializes in robot cells with vision, line tracking, and other advanced features. Our primary business model is focused on capital projects. Our projects can include just about any automated system. We also provide services such as plc, robot, vision programming, troubleshooting, panel building, electrical engineering, etc.Capabilities can be found on our website at the following link:https://eliteautomationusa.com/capabilities