12 episodes

Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) gives a voice not only to representatives but to the manufacturers and distributors who partner with them. ERA listens and responds to members and to the forces that impact the success of their companies. "ERA Talks" is a platform for learning and bringing industry professionals together.

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Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) gives a voice not only to representatives but to the manufacturers and distributors who partner with them. ERA listens and responds to members and to the forces that impact the success of their companies. "ERA Talks" is a platform for learning and bringing industry professionals together.

    TTI 2021 Initiatives and Beyond

    TTI 2021 Initiatives and Beyond

    In this episode of ERA Talks, Walter Tobin, CEO of ERA and special guest John Drabik, Senior Vice President Sales and Product Marketing - Americas at TTI, discuss TTI’s initiatives in 2021 and beyond. 

    • 9 min
    Increasing Productivity With Existing Tools

    Increasing Productivity With Existing Tools

    Tune in to learn more about increasing productivity with tools you likely already have! 

    This episode features Patrick Knoelke, Partner and Founder of Spyre Group. Spyre Group, a digital design and technology company, and Silver-level Microsoft Partner. 

    In this episode, Patrick discusses the unique features of Microsoft 365 and properly using the applications that many are already paying for but not fully utilizing. Utilizing the applications' full potential helps create a more organized and timely system for daily tasks.

    • 16 min
    SPARK: Igniting Talent in the Industry

    SPARK: Igniting Talent in the Industry

     The Spark Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Pro­gram is designed to help up-and-com­ing professionals grow their abil­i­ties and advance their careers in the elec­tron­ics com­po­nents indus­try. 

    This episode features John O'Brien, VP at Coakley, Boyd and Abbett and a member of the Spark Planning Committee as well as Jennifer Smith, President of JMS Syngery and the Spark Director.

    Tune in to learn more about the history, program growth, curriculum, and how to attend.  

    • 12 min
    Peek Behind the Curtain of the 2021 ERA Virtual Conference

    Peek Behind the Curtain of the 2021 ERA Virtual Conference

    Planned by more than 50 hardworking ERA member volunteers, the 2021 ERA Virtual Conference will be the 52nd conference and the first virtual conference in the history of ERA. This episode of ERA Talks focuses on the new virtual platform of the conference, what to expect, the committee make-up, takeaways, and more. 
    Tune in and get a peek behind the curtain as Stephanie Tierney, Membership Director for ERA, interviews Erin Collins, Event Coordinator for ERA, as well as Conference Committee Chair Craig Anderson, President and Owner of Sumer Inc., and Conference Vice-Chair Bryan White, VP of Catalyst Unity Solutions.
    All ERA Talks podcasts are currently available on the ERA website. You can also subscribe to our podcast channel on one of the following podcast networks — Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music. 

    • 19 min
    Association Collaboration: Women in Electronics

    Association Collaboration: Women in Electronics

    In this episode of ERA Talks, Stephanie Tierney, ERA membership director, interviews Jackie Mattox, founder and president of Women in Electronics (WE).

    Tune in to learn more about WE's gender parity efforts, goals, expansion, history, and the collaboration with industry leaders and associations to better the electronics industry.

    • 18 min
    A View Through Customers' Eyes

    A View Through Customers' Eyes

    In this episode of ERA Talks, ERA Membership Director Stephanie Tierney, interviews Moe Elghrawi, Senior Electrical Engineer for Aptiv, and Chad Bryner, Senior Hardware Engineer for Sentient Energy.
    This lively discussion focuses on the answers to what customers want and need from a manufacturers’ rep in this new abnormal. Tune in to learn more about what customers really want from the rep community.

    • 21 min

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