8 episodes

The Casket and Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA) brings you interviews with individuals on the leading edge of business and innovation in the funeral supply industry.

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The Casket and Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA) brings you interviews with individuals on the leading edge of business and innovation in the funeral supply industry.

    David Murphy, LoadAlone

    David Murphy, LoadAlone

    A near-fatal injury threatened to limit David’s mobility for the rest of his life, sparking his entrepreneurial spirit to design a new loading system that allows a single worker to load a casket or cot regardless of their physical ability.

    • 18 min
    Justin Thacker, Thacker Casket Manufacturing

    Justin Thacker, Thacker Casket Manufacturing

    Justin is director of manufacturing at Thacker Caskets, and CFSA’s 2022-23 president. He discusses what he envisions for the association before being inducted at our Annual Conference & Trade Show in April.

    • 18 min
    Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence

    Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence

    We are honored to welcome Dr. Chris Kuehl, managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world, and will be the keynote speaker at our Annual Conference & Trade Show in April 2022.

    • 14 min
    Poul Lemasters, Lemasters Consulting

    Poul Lemasters, Lemasters Consulting

    Poul began his career in deathcare more than 25 years ago as a funeral director and embalmer before becoming an attorney. Today, Poul uses his unique background in both deathcare and law to provide resources and counsel to other deathcare professionals.

    • 19 min
    Jeanette Hiemstra, Jeanie Turner & Pam Soper

    Jeanette Hiemstra, Jeanie Turner & Pam Soper

    CFSA will host its inaugural Women in Leadership Forum in conjunction with its Annual Conference & Trade Show in April 2022. We speak with CFSA President Jeanette Hiemstra (Keith M. Merrick Company), CFSA Board member Jeanie Turner (Astral Industries) and Pam Soper (Tiedemann-Bevs Industries), the first female recipient of CFSA’s Lifetime Recognition Award, about their experiences in the industry and the importance of this new event.

    • 26 min
    Barbara Kemmis, CANA

    Barbara Kemmis, CANA

    Wrapping up our first season is Barbara Kemmis, executive director of CANA, the Cremation Association of North America. CANA just released their Annual Statistics Report for 2021 and we’re excited to dig into those numbers – but more specifically what they mean for our industry as we move forward.

    • 24 min

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