Rust Belt Rundown

Episode 75 featuring Lindsay Fleuriet of Postindustrial Media

Our guest this week is Lindsay Fleuriet, the Creative Director of Postindustrial Media. We are thrilled…

Episode 74 featuring Neftali “Nef” Sanchez of Martindale Electric Co.

In celebration of National Skilled Trades Day (May 1st, 2024), we are joined by Neftali “Nef”…

Episode 73 featuring Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

This week we are joined by Scott Paul, the President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing…

Episode 72 featuring Bob Businger of Ramco

Our guest this week is Bob Businger, the Chief Financial Officer of Ramco Specialites Inc.! In…

Episode 71 featuring Trudy Cheney of Xaloy

This week we are joined by Trudy Cheney, the Vice President of Global Human Resources at…

Episode 70 featuring Brendan Anderson of ScaleCo

Our guest this week is Brendan Anderson, the Founding and Managing Partner of ScaleCo Capital. ScaleCo…

Episode 69 featuring Joe Cimperman of Global Cleveland

We are thrilled to kick off our 2024 episodes with such a fantastic guest! For this…

Episode 68 featuring Adam Graves of Nestlé

This week we are joined by Adam Graves, President of the Pizza & Snacking Division at…

Episode 67 featuring Paul Roetzer of the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute

Our guest this week is Paul Roetzer, Founder and CEO of the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute….

Episode 66 featuring Dan Rose of EOS Worldwide

This week we are joined by Dan Rose, a Certified EOS Implementer at EOS Worldwide.  In…

Special Episode featuring Bryce Sylvester of Team NEO

On this special episode of the Rundown, we are joined by Bryce Sylvester, Senior Director of…

Episode 65 featuring Dr. Sherry Cross of Youngstown City Schools

Our guest this week is Dr. Sherry Cross, the Director of Adult Education & Assistant Principal…

Episode 64 featuring Carmen Gentile of Postindustrial Media

This week’s guest is Carmen Gentile, Founder & Editor-at-Large of Postindustrial Media. This episode is a…

Episode 63 featuring Josh Cramer of America Makes & NCDMM

This week we are joined by Josh Cramer, the Director of Education & Workforce Development at…

Episode 62 featuring Jim Cavoli of Swagelok

On this episode of the Rundown, we are joined by Jim Cavoli, President & COO of…

Episode 61 featuring Robert Guy of WLS Stamping & Fabricating Co.

This week we are joined by Robert Guy for Episode 61! Robert is the Controller of…

Episode 60 featuring Shannon Lee of Leadership Columbus

On this episode of the Rundown, we are joined by Shannon Lee, Executive Director of Leadership…

Episode 59 featuring Sandy Doyle-Ahern of EMH&T

Our guest this week is Sandy Doyle-Ahern, President of EMH&T. EMH&T is a civil engineering firm…

Episode 58 featuring Sheri Chaney Jones of SureImpact

On this episode we are joined by Sheri Chaney Jones, the CEO & Co-Founder of SureImpact….

Meet the Host! Episode 57 featuring Paul O’Connor

We have an exciting episode this week on the Rundown! Taylor Evans (Founder & Owner, Rust…

Episode 56 featuring Kyle Triplett of Olympic Steel

This week we are joined by Kyle Triplett, Director of Aluminum at Olympic Steel! In this…

Episode 55 featuring Dr. Ethan Karp of MAGNET

Our guest this week is Dr. Ethan Karp, President and CEO of MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy…

Episode 54 featuring Elad Granot of JCU’s Boler College of Business

On this episode of the Rundown, we are joined by Elad Granot, the Dean of John…

Episode 53 featuring Megan Kim of COSE

On this episode we are joined by Megan Kim! Megan is the Senior Vice President of…

Episode 52 featuring Connie King of the Precision Metalforming Association

Our guest this week is Connie King, Workforce Development Director for the Precision Metalforming Association! In…

Episode 51 featuring Miguel Lugo of E.C Kitzel and Sons

Joining us this week on the Rundown is Miguel Lugo, the Chief Operating Officer at E.C…

Episode 50 featuring Art Oestrike of Jackie O’s Brewery

It’s the 50th episode of the Rust Belt Rundown! On this episode we are joined by…

Episode 49 featuring Jack Schron of Jergens, Inc.

This week we are joined by Jack Schron, President of Jergens, Inc., a global manufacturing leader…

Episode 48 featuring Ned Hill of The Ohio State University

This week on the Rundown we are joined by Ned Hill. Ned is a Professor of…

Episode 47 featuring Brian Krusz of Sgt. Clean Car Wash

On this episode of the Rust Belt Rundown, we are joined by Brian Krusz. Brian is…

Episode 46 featuring Michael Ciatto of Genpact

Michael Ciatto joins us on this episode of the Rust Belt Rundown! Michael is the SVP…

Episode 45 featuring Nick Kasik of the Hermanson Company

On this episode of the Rust Belt Rundown, we are joined by Nick Kasik, Director of…

Episode 44 Introducing Workforce Strategy Partners featuring Taylor Evans and Nate Stansberry

We have a special episode this week on the Rust Belt Rundown! We are joined by Taylor…

Episode 43 featuring Harry Moser of the Reshoring Initiative

This week we are joined by Harry Moser, the Founder of Reshoring Initiative. Reshoring Initiative is…

Episode 42 featuring Hallie Crouch of Bialosky Cleveland

Joining us this week is Hallie Crouch, the Director of Strategy and Associate Principal of Bialosky…

Episode 41 featuring Michelle Rose of the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Development Board

In this episode, we are joined by the Executive Director of the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Development Board, Michelle…

Episode 40 featuring Mick Jendrisak of Pilot Plastics

Mick Jendrisak joins us on today’s episode of the Rust Belt Rundown. Listen in as Mick…

Episode 39 featuring Ryan Landau of Purpose Jobs

We are joined by Ryan Landau, Founder of Purpose Jobs in this episode of the Rust Belt…

Episode 38 featuring Matt Secrist of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Matt Secrist of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP joins us in this episode of the Rust Belt Rundown….

Episode 37 featuring Sam Friedman of Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve

In this episode of the Rust Belt Rundown, we speak with Sam Friedman, Brand Director of…

Episode 36 featuring Roslyn Quarto of Towards Employment

Start your career by saying yes! In this episode, we’re joined by Roslyn Quarto, Director of…

Episode 35 Featuring Ashley Lawson of Achieve Incentives & Meetings

We’re going abroad for this episode of the Rust Belt Rundown with logistics ninja, Ms. Ashley Lawson….

Episode 34 Featuring Tanya Budler of Rise Together

“The end and beginning of change is workforce” In this episode of the Rust Belt Rundown,…

Episode 33 Featuring Andy McCartney of Bowden Manufacturing

In this episodoe of the Rust Belt Rundown, we’re joined by Andy McCartney, President of Bowden Manufacturing. Andy…

Episode 32 featuring Ned Barnett of Polaris Career Center, Dustin Peugeot of Matrix Trade Institute, and Tim Duffy of Cleveland Industrial Training Center

In this episode, we’re joined by Northeast Ohio career development experts, Ned Barnett of Polaris Career Center, Dustin…

Episode 31 featuring Beth Dawson of Manufacturing Works and Sara Tracey of The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re joined by Beth Dawson, Apprenticeship Program Manager at Manufacturing Works, and Sara…

Episode 30 featuring Arian May, Director of Advancement at OhioGuidestone

We’re joined by Arian May, Director of Advancement at OhioGuidestone and she talks through the mission, values, and impact…

Episode 29 featuring Rachel Stentz-Baugher of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

In this episode, we talk all things sports, community, and leadership with Rachel Stentz-Baugher, Vice President of…

Episode 28 featuring Jacob Duritsky of Team NEO

In this episode, we’re joined by Jacob Duritsky, Vice President of Strategy and Research at Team NEO who shares…

Episode 27 featuring Dan Moulthrop of The City Club of Cleveland

In this episode, we’re joined by CEO of The City Club of Cleveland, Dan Moulthrop, and discuss a…

Episode 26 featuring Dave Gutheil of the Port of Cleveland

We’re joined by Dave Gutheil, Chief Commercial Officer at the Port of Cleveland, and he talks through the…

Episode 25 featuring Todd Leebow of Majestic Steel

President & CEO of Majestic Steel and Founder of four other businesses, our featured guest Todd…

Episode 24 featuring Jason Scales of Lincoln Electric

In this episode, we’re joined by Jason Scales, Business Manager of Education at Lincoln Electric who…

Episode 23 featuring Matthew Fieldman of America Works

In this episode, we meet with Matthew Fieldman, Executive Director of America Works who shares insight on their nationwide…

Episode 22 featuring Sean Cwynar of Diamond Metals

Sean Cwynar, CFO of Diamond Metals, shares insider knowledge on how essential manufacturing is to our economy,…

Episode 21 featuring Nate Stansberry of Rust Belt Recruiting

 On Episode 21, we’re welcoming Nate Stansberry to the Rust Belt Recruiting team as our…

Episode 20 featuring Sir Yacht

Content, Careers, and Cleveland! We’re joined by special guest Joey Kinsley, also known as Sir Yacht,…

Episode 19 featuring Tammi Nagucki of Environmental Design Group

In this episode, we talk with Tammi Nagucki, Director of Marketing at Environmental Design Group and…

Episode 18 featuring Terrence Upchurch Ohio State Representative of District 10

On this episode, we meet with Ohio State Representative Terrence Upchurch of District 10 and talk…

Episode 17 featuring Emily Lundgard of Enterprise Community Partners

Emily Lundgard, Senior Director of State & Local Policy at Enterprise Community Partners gives us the…

Episode 16 featuring Chris Berry of OhioX

Ohio’s tech industry has seen tremendous growth in the last few years. In this episode, we…

Episode 15 featuring Allison Grealis of Women in Manufacturing Association & Education Foundation

It’s only appropriate to chat with Allison Grealis, President of Women in Manufacturing Association & Education…

Episode 14 featuring Lt. Governor Jon Husted of Ohio

What does the future of manufacturing and skilled trades look like for Ohio? We talk with Lt….

Episode 13 featuring Brandon Chrostowski of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute

Brandon Chrostowski joins us on episode 13 to share details on how EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute mentors students…

Episode 12 featuring Justin Bibb Mayoral Candidate

We’re starting the new year off with an exciting episode featuring Mayor of Cleveland Candidate and…

Episode 11 featuring Jay Foran of Team NEO

 What does it take to have a large corporation move its operations to Cleveland and…

Episode 10 featuring Pete Brown of Six Shooter Coffee

Passion projects, entrepreneurship, and coffee. In this episode, we speak with Cleveland business owner Pete Brown of Six Shooter…

Episode 9 featuring Steve Peplin of Talan Products

On this episode, listen in as we talk with Steve Peplin, the CEO of Talan Products about current trends…

Episode 8 featuring Bishara Addison of Towards Employment

From early stem programs and public policy to reentry programs and unemployment, listen in as we…

Episode 7 featuring Chris Schmitt of the National Association of Manufacturers

 In this episode, we chat with the National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Chris Schmitt….

Episode 6 featuring Christopher Nance of the Greater Cleveland Partnership

 Listen in as we talk with Christopher Nance, the Vice President of Construction & Inclusive Talent…

Episode 5 featuring Tayte Lutz of the French Oil Mill Machinery Company

Join us as we chat with Tayte Lutz, Director of Marketing at French Oil Mill Machinery, and talk…

Episode 4 featuring Roy Hardy of the Technical Alchemy

In this week’s Rundown, listen in as we talk with industry veteran and CEO of Technical…

Episode 3 featuring James Smith of Rust Belt Recruiting

On our third episode of the Rust Belt Rundown, Rust Belt Recruitings‘ very own, James Smith discusses how the…

Episode 2 featuring Jamie Karl of the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association

On our second episode of the Rust Belt Rundown, Jamie Karl of the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and Nick Fopiano talk…

Episode 1 featuring Taylor Evans of Rust Belt Recruiting

Tune in to our first episode of the Rust Belt Rundown! Listen in as we talk…