Tom Croteau: Creating GA jobs & attracting investments

tomcroteauTom Croteau, Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce, Georgia Department of Economic Development.  Tom leads Georgia’s Global Commerce team to increase jobs and investment through locating and expanding businesses, as well as growing small businesses.


  • The importance of  helping the 60 person company grow into a 100 person company
  • The value of cooperation among local, state and regional departments of economic development
  • Specific programs to recruit new business to Georgia
  • Talent!  Why it’s the key to everything
  • SEUS-Japan – promoting trade, investment, understanding and friendship between Japan and the southeastern United States


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Richard Kopelman: Leading the next generation of Georgia’s manufacturers

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A joy to welcome Richard Kopelman back to the show, he's the CEO and Managing Partner of Habif, Arogeti, and Wynne, as well as the Founder and Chairman of Next Generation Manufacturing. Prior to his role as CEO and Managing Partner, Richard was … [Read more about the show...]

Gwen Wagner: Impacts of eliminating acid disposal


[Reading this via email? CLICK HERE to listen NOW!] Gwen Wagner, President of Wagner Environmental Technologies, STUNS Bill & Mike with two revolutionary developments! Todd Schnick, the silent engineer of the episode, can’t help but turn on his … [Read more about the show...]

Jim Lawton: The massive potential of collaborative robotics


Reading this via email? CLICK HERE to listen now! For some manufacturing industry junkies - like me - collaborative robotics is a topic that just flat out grabs you by the brain.  This conversation with Jim Lawton, Chief Marketing Officer for … [Read more about the show...]

Jerry List LIVE from MODEX!

Who: Jerry List What: Vice President Where: QC Software QC Software is recognized as an industry leader in providing innovative software solutions for order fulfillment and distribution centers. Their solutions help customers in North America … [Read more about the show...]

Vishaal Melwani and the Combatant Gentlemen: How vertical manufacturing will disrupt fashion

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[Reading this via email? CLICK HERE to listen now!] Joined on the show today by Vishaal Melwani, CEO, Creative Director, and Co-Founder of the Combatant Gentlemen. [from the website:] Combat Gent is your go-to resource to look great, be smart … [Read more about the show...]

Matt Jones: Material handling efficiency in spades


What started out as a need to efficiently remove scrap and parts from under their dies, led a tool and die maker to design and build a low profile conveyor.  They were told of course that it couldn't be done, but they did... and started down the path … [Read more about the show...]

Jonathan Moskin: Legal implications of 3D printing


Welcome to Jon Moskin, Intellectual Property Partner with Foley & Lardner! No doubt, 3D printing is one the hottest of the up and coming technologies.  But it's more than the technology itself.  From a legal perspective there are a whole host … [Read more about the show...]

Greg Brown LIVE from MODEX!

WHO: Greg Brown WHAT: President WHERE: W.W. Cannon, Inc. Today's discussion topics: 1. We discuss some the typical problems that W.W. Cannon solves for its customers. 2. We talk about the impact intelligent lifting devices are having on … [Read more about the show...]

David Tennant LIVE from MODEX!

Reading via email? CLICK HERE to listen now! WHO: David Tennant WHAT: President WHERE: Winward Consulting Group Today's discussion topics: 1. We discuss "managerial" issues, what those are, and what that means for an organization. 2. … [Read more about the show...]