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Join us as we find out more about the members of ManufactureCT with our popular series Meet the Manufacturers.

Join us as we find out more about the members of ManufactureCT with our popular series Meet the Manufacturers.


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Join us as we find out more about the members of ManufactureCT with our popular series Meet the Manufacturers.






Meet the Manufacturers (EOS System)

On this episode, I speak with Rick Fawcett (Certified EOS Implementor from Outpace Enterprises) and Tom McGwire (VP of Industrial Heater) based in Cheshire, Connecticut. Let's dive into the EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) and explore how it is taking CT manufacturers by storm and driving rapid growth.


Meet the Manufacturers - CohnReznick (The Gauge Report 2022)

On this episode, we speak to Christine Williamson (Partner) from CohnReznick and Ron Angelo the President and CEO of CCAT (Connecticut Center of Advanced Technology). Let's dive into this year's Gauge Report and learn more about some of the key findings.


Meet the Manufacturers (Canton Racing Products)

On this episode, I speak with Mike Zeranski and Jennifer O'Brien from the family-run business, Canton Racing Products based in North Branford, Connecticut


Meet the Manufacturers (Silgan Dispensing)

On this episode, I speak with Sean Hull (Plant Manager) and Sarah Vitagliano (Director of HR) from Silgan Dispensing. Silgan creates dispensing solutions for some of the world’s most iconic brands—from triggers and pumps to sprayers and closures. Join us for a fascinating insight into this global company with operations in Connecticut.


Meet the New Manufacture CT President

Welcome to a special edition of Meet the Manufacturer's Podcast on behalf of Manufacture CT. In this episode, we speak with the outgoing President Jill Mayer (Bead Industries) and welcomes new President Mark Auletta (Bauer Inc). We take a look back over Jill's tenure, and navigation through the Covid pandemic and look ahead to the future of Manufacture CT with Mark. To join the Manufacture Organisation please visit: If you would like to listen to more episodes of the...


The Best Bits of Meet the Manufacturer's Podcast

Meet the Manufacturer's Podcast was created some 18 months ago and we decided to put together some of the best bits to showcase some of the highlights from the show. Join us as we talk to a wide range of manufacturing businesses throughout the State of Connecticut on behalf of ManufactureCT. For more details or to listen to these podcasts in full visit the website


Meet the Manufacturers (Athletic Brewing Company)

On this episode, I speak with Jamie Lissette (COO) and Christopher Kallam (DOO) from the Athletic Brewing Company with facilities in Stratford and Milford in Connecticut and in San Diego, CA. Join us for a fascinating insight into when business meets beer. Non alcoholic beer that you really want to drink!


Meet the Manufacturers (Surys)

On this episode, I speak with Bill Mahoney (CEO) and George Houston (Director of Product Development and Quality) from Surys. Surys has almost three decades of experience in holographic sciences. In this podcast, we talk about the different Surys Group divisions, the challenges they face, the successes they have achieved, and their employee culture in Trumbull, Connecticut.


Meet the Manufacturers (Paul Lavoie)

On this episode, I speak with Paul Lavoie, the Chief Manufacturing Officer for the state of Connecticut. Lavoie has extensive experience in the manufacturing sector and was previously manager of Carey Manufacturing in Cromwell. Lavoie oversaw the sales, marketing, production, quality, engineering, financial, and human resource teams in this position. In recent years, Carey Manufacturing has gained attention for successfully reshoring manufacturing jobs to Connecticut from China. In this...


Meet the Manufacturers (Tomz)

On this episode, I speak with Chris Nowell the VP of Operations for the Tomz Corporation based in Berlin, Connecticut. Tomz is an industry-leading manufacturer of life-changing devices and implants, that was established in 1988.


Meet the Manufacturers (Carey Manufacturing)

On this episode, I speak with Alison Carey, the Director of Quality and External Relations, and Cierra Green the Business Development Manager from Carey's Manufacturing based in Cromwell, Connecticut. Established in 1981, Carey's Manufactures over 70,000 product lines of catches, latches, handles, and case hardware. Join us as we find out the real meaning of being a COO and more about their impressive reshoring efforts.


Meet the Manufacturers (Make Haven)

On this episode, I speak with JR Logan the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Make Haven. Make Haven is a community Makerspace and Fab Lab based in downtown New Haven Connecticut.


Meet the Manufacturers (Advance CT)

On this episode, I speak with Ted Fisher the Director of Business Development at Advance CT. Advance CT is a private. nonprofit economic development corporation that drives job creation and new capital investment in Connecticut. Join me as we talk about the huge benefits of doing business in Connecticut and the exciting future it offers.


Meet the Manufacturers (Young Manufacturing Professionals)

On this special episode of Meet the Manufacturers, I am speaking with Kristen Gunther (George Schmitt) and Shane Sullivan (Allnex) about the Young Manufacturing Professionals (YMP). Join me on this special episode of Meet the Manufacturers as we take a deeper dive into the future of manufacturing in Connecticut.


Meet the Manufacturers (Bauer)

On this episode, I speak with Mark Auletta the COO, and Javier Melecio the Technical Product Manager of Bauer based in Bristol, Connecticut. Bauer started out as an electrical contracting firm in the early 1900's and over the years they have transitioned into a world leading aircraft component test equipment company. Join me on this episode of Meet the Manufacturers as we take a deeper dive into the world of Bauer.


Meet the Manufacturers (Microboard)

On this episode, I speak with Nicole Russo the Owner, President, and CEO of Microboard, and Bob Narciso the Executive VP of Operations. Based in Seymour, Connecticut, Microboard was founded in 1983 and the company is dedicated to focusing on live-saving, life-changing products. Join me as we take a dive into their work.


Meet the Manufacturers (MakerspaceCT)

On this episode, I speak with Devra Sisitsky the Founder and Executive Director of MakerspaceCT, and Mark Colbert the Operations and Development Manager. Prepare to be both entertained and inspired as we talk about the incredible work of this non-profit, invaluable community resource located in Hartford, CT.


Meet the Manufacturers (Novo Precision)

On this episode, we speak with Bill Hazard the President of Novo Precision, and Scott Kennedy Marketing and Data Analysis Manager. Novo Precision is based in the innovation zone of Bristol, Connecticut, and it's their mission is to 'Simply solve our customer's problems.'


Meet the Manufacturers (Assa Abloy)

On this episode, we speak with Chris Mosby the General Manager of Assa Abloy, and Sargent, and Mia Merrel the Senior Product Manager. Assa Abloy Sargent is the largest door hardware manufacturer in the world and after listening to this podcast you are never going to look at doors and security in the same way ever again!


Meet the Manufacturers (OEM Controls)

On this episode, we speak to Sam Simons the President of OEM Controls. OEM Controls is based in Shelton, Connecticut. They have been leaders in the design and development of electro hydraulic controllers for over 50 years and is a family owned and operated business.