Interviews By Category: "Manufacturing"
Russ visits with the CEO of Rumber Materials, a manufacturer of lumber products produced from a composite material made out of recycled tire rubber and plastics. Adams has founded start-ups and has acquired up-and-running companies as well. This makes him uniquely qualified to tell us: “What is the difference between heading a start-up and an acquisition?”
When Vector International AS, a Norwegian company, made the decision to open an office in the United States, Malcolm Gore was the obvious choice to head the operation. Russ interviews Malcolm Gore, President of Vector Group Inc., a Norwegian-based company that designs and manufactures pipe sealants and pressure containment technology solutions for “aggressive applications and demanding environments” (think, for example, sub-sea, deepwater connectors for the petroleum industry). Yes, they participated in the solution to stop the BP oil spill. It’s a surprisingly entrepreneurial group with a very interesting story.
Russ visits with the retired co-founder, CEO and chairman of Benchmark Electronics. Benchmark provides electronics manufacturing, design and engineering services. The company was originally founded to manufacture pacemakers for the medical field. In seeking additional sources of revenue, Nigbor and his co-founders identified a new and unproven marketplace: electronics companies that did not want to manufacture their own products. During his 20+ years of building his fledgling company into a major global enterprise, Nigbor encountered every problem, concern and victory of the quintessential entrepreneur. It’s a happy ending, but, what a story!
Kenneth Neatherlin created and patented a moveable, concrete slab. He builds and transports the component parts to the site using his patented air ride transport system. Russ visits with a man who grew up “riding the roof,” as a kid sitting on top of buildings being moved by his father. He has the homebuilding business and commercial construction in his blood, and has used his expertise to follow his own dream.
Russ flashes back to earlier this year and a visit with Dave Gaidousek, co-owner of The Drake Co., a "green" packaging company that seeks to recycle and reduce the waste of the packaging industry. Drake's new Lite-Pak is better for the planet and is also cost effective.
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