An ECIA Podcast for executives and others involved in the authorized sale of electronic components.
October 2020 Dale Ford interviews Tony Uphoff, President and CEO of Thomas
ECIA Chief Analyst Dale Ford interviews Tony Uphoff, President and CEO of Thomas about the current state of industrial manufacturing. These two self-described 'data geeks' discuss the shape the recovery seems to be taking, Thomas' latest business Thomas Industrial Data, reshoring trends, and much more. Thomas.net logs 1.5 million sourcing events every month in the MRO and industrial market giving the company a ringside seat to see trends in near real time. This 'big picture' discussion will be enlightening to any electronic components industry executive trying to navigate through the murkiness of the current crisis.
October 2020 Carla Mahrt
ECIA's President and CEO David Loftus interviews Carla Mahrt, Founder of JJM Search, an executive recruitment firm focused on the electronics industry. In this episode of The Channel Channel podcast, the two discuss workplace disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and what skills are required to work from home successfully; what the industry needs to do to attract a more diverse workforce, the importance of mentoring and much more.
September 2020 Dale Ford Interviews Cliff Waldman
ECIA's Chief Analyst Dale Ford welcomes Cliff Waldman, CEO of New World Economics, for this insightful podcast on the continuing economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the manufacturing economy. The two compare notes on the most recent U.S. and global forecast data. Cliff goes through his analysis to explain why he recently has become more pessimistic than his peers. They discuss trade tensions between the U.S. and China; the need for another stimulus to address food insecurity and real hardship in the U.S.; the difficult timing of the UK/EU negotiations and the risks to the outcome post-Brexit and much more.
August 2020 Interview Monica Highfill
ECIA CEO David Loftus interviews Monica Highfill, co-founder of Women in Electronics and Vice President of Sales, Americas at Kemet. They discuss WE's robust mentoring program to support women's careers in the electronic components industry. David learns more about Monica's background and mentoring experiences, the importance of mentoring, how WE's program was developed and much more.
July 2020 Interview with Alan Ahern Independent Rep Council Chair
ECIA CEO David Loftus chats with Alan Ahern, Crowley Associates and Independent Rep Council Chair about this quarter's activities, including developing best practices for distributor training, improving the extract, transfer and load (ETL) process, Alan's company response to COVID-19 and the benefits of active engagement in ECIA.
July 2020 Interview with Rob Kirch, ECIA Manufacturers' Council Chair
Vishay's Rob Kirch and ECIA CEO David Loftus update the industry on the ECIA Manufacturers' Council activities during this past quarter. In spite of COVID-19, the Council has accomplished quite a bit - adding new members, expanding market share data collection, advancing the modernization of the design registration process and much more. Listen to this latest podcast to learn more about Rob on a personal and professional level, his endorsement of association work and the importance of being 'in the room where it happens.'