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Bryan Powrozek
Bryan Powrozek May 23, 2024

Episode 44: How Economic Developers Help Manufacturers

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we talk to Quentin Messer, the CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Bryan and Quentin discuss how economic developers like MEDC can help small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses grow. Listen in to learn about some of the ways MEDC attracts and retains business in Michigan and how you can leverage similar resources in your own market. 

Bryan Powrozek
Bryan Powrozek Apr 17, 2024

Episode 43: The Future of Manufacturing

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we discuss the future of automation with Dan Davis, Editor-in-Chief at The Fabricator. Listen in to learn about the top issues and opportunities facing manufacturers, such as workforce and automation. Dan and Bryan also talk about the importance of diversification and quickly adapting to change within your organization.

Bryan Powrozek
Bryan Powrozek Apr 05, 2024

Episode 42: How AI Leads to Marketing & Sales Efficiency

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we sit down with Michael Janney from Salesforce and Sean Myers from Wipfli to discuss artificial intelligence and how it can help marketing and sales teams become more efficient. Listen in to learn the difference between predictive and generative AI, and how to apply these tools in your manufacturing business to help your team work more efficiently. 

Bryan Powrozek
Bryan Powrozek Feb 29, 2024

Episode 41: Industry 4.0 in Action

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we sit down with Gary Krus, the Vice President of Business Development at HIROTEC. Bryan and Gary discuss the practical side of Industry 4.0 for manufacturers, including the importance of data collection and ERPs. Listen in to learn how to navigate the evolving Industry 4.0 technologies and prepare your organization for change.

Bryan Powrozek
Bryan Powrozek Jan 26, 2024

Episode 40: Getting Started with Industry 4.0 & AI

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we sit down with Automation Alley Executive Director and CEO Tom Kelly and Wipfli Digital Director Mo Abuali. Bryan, Tom and Mo discuss the latest Industry 4.0 trends and technologies for small to midsized manufacturers.

Bryan Powrozek
Bryan Powrozek Dec 13, 2023

Episode 39: Industry Outlook for Manufacturers

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we sit down with Mike Devereux who leads Wipfli's industrial products segment. Bryan and Mike discuss the key drivers impacting manufacturers and what they should look out for going into the new year.

Bryan Powrozek
Bryan Powrozek Nov 15, 2023

Episode 38: Manufacturing Market Update

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we sit down with Cara Walton, Director of Market Intelligence at Harbor Results, Inc.

Bryan Powrozek
Bryan Powrozek Oct 20, 2023

Episode 37: Leadership Lessons for Manufacturers

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we sit down with Troy Nix, President and Owner of First Resource, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in association management for manufacturing industry sectors.

Bryan Powrozek
Bryan Powrozek Sep 27, 2023

Episode 36: The Keys to a Resilient Manufacturing business

In this episode of The Sound of Automation podcast, we sit down with Bill Boucher who leads Wipfli's manufacturing, retail & distribution segment. Bryan and Bill discuss ways for manufacturers to achieve success in the market by incorporating innovation, automation, and technology into their processes.