17 episodes

The Better Product Solutions Podcast is hosted by Steve Davis, President at Tapecon, Inc. He's joined by experts in the manufacturing space to discuss a variety of topics ranging from flexible materials and chemistries to application technology and manufacturing processes. All conversations follow a singular theme - how we as an industry can continue to make products better.

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The Better Product Solutions Podcast is hosted by Steve Davis, President at Tapecon, Inc. He's joined by experts in the manufacturing space to discuss a variety of topics ranging from flexible materials and chemistries to application technology and manufacturing processes. All conversations follow a singular theme - how we as an industry can continue to make products better.

    16 - Arlene Short from Goodwill of WNY - The Better Product Solutions Podcast

    16 - Arlene Short from Goodwill of WNY - The Better Product Solutions Podcast

    In this episode, we spoke with Arlene Short, Manager of Outreach and Recruitment for Goodwill of Western New York. Arlene discusses how the Goodwill Goodskills Career Builder program is training and connecting people in our community to meaningful work in the manufacturing and tech industries.

    • 24 min
    15 - Pjeter Berishaj from LA-CO Industries - The Better Product Solutions Podcast

    15 - Pjeter Berishaj from LA-CO Industries - The Better Product Solutions Podcast

    This episode is only our second podcast face-to-face in our post-Covid world, and we were excited to get to discuss some exciting safety technology with Pjeter Berishaj.
    Pjeter is the Global Sales Manager for LA-CO Industries and Tempil, Inc. and uses chemical engineering to work toward both medical safety and security, two topics he’s very passionate about. 
    We sat down with Pjeter to discuss what he does for LA-CO and where their technology is heading in the future. 

    • 28 min
    14 -Nick LaBelle from 3M on Pressure Sensitive Adhesives - The Better Product Solutions Podcast.mp4

    14 -Nick LaBelle from 3M on Pressure Sensitive Adhesives - The Better Product Solutions Podcast.mp4

    In this episode, we speak with Nick LaBelle, Advanced Specialist Application Engineer from 3M. As part of 3M, Nick has worked extensively with adhesive tapes and prefers to call them “Problem Solving Adhesives.” 
    Nick’s role at 3M is to help bridge the gap between wanting a product to perform a specific way and how tape can help make that happen over more traditional manufacturing processes. He views the role of tape as solving design challenges for manufacturers in ways more traditional processes cannot. We sat down with Nick to discuss how Tapecon and 3M can help with any design challenge.

    • 27 min
    13 - Mary Sennett of Tapecon - Our Compliance System - The Better Product Solutions Podcast

    13 - Mary Sennett of Tapecon - Our Compliance System - The Better Product Solutions Podcast

    In this episode, we speak with Mary Sennett, Tapecon’s Quality and Compliance Manager. Mary has 25 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Mary discussed Tapecon’s compliance system, including documentation, inspections, and quality testing, and how we fulfill requirements for different industries. Mary also explained why a thorough understanding of process validation is valuable to brand owners. 

    • 24 min
    12 - Harry Moser, Founder & President of the Reshoring Initiative

    12 - Harry Moser, Founder & President of the Reshoring Initiative

    In this episode, we speak with Harry Moser, president of the Reshoring Initiative. Harry has 55 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, including 22 years as president of GF Machining Solutions. 
    He received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He spoke with us about why he founded the nonprofit Reshoring Initiative, and why he’s passionate about helping companies understand the value of reshoring. 

    • 28 min
    11 - Phil Heft of Memcon - Connector Systems - The Better Product Solutions Podcast

    11 - Phil Heft of Memcon - Connector Systems - The Better Product Solutions Podcast

    In episode 11 of The Better Products Solution podcast, we talk to Phil Heft, the Business Development Manager of North America for Memcon. Phil’s years of experience have led him to be an expert in all things connectors: connector assembly, purpose, and the functionality of connector systems. We sat down with Phil to discuss his thoughts on the evolution of his field, some things he thinks designers should keep in mind when it comes to connectors, and some of the emerging technologies he’s excited about.

    • 21 min

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