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Industrial Talk is about celebrating the women and men of industry and manufacturing. We celebrate these innovative leaders and companies because they make our lives better and are changing the world for the better! These passionate leaders collaborate, innovate and educate with speed and purpose to positively impact people and communities around the world. Industrial Talk in collaboration with industry and manufacturing leaders address topics that include: Digital Transformation, Big Data, Industry 4.0, IoT, IIoT, AI, ML, Optimization, Edge, Cloud, Asset Reliability, Maintenance, 5G, Sales, Marketing and Branding and strategies for success. This is a podcast that is focused on Getting Stuff Done and learning from individuals and companies that have been there and have a track record of success. We celebrate a bright future in industry and manufacturing from with women and men dedicated to making our communities and world a better place.

The Industrial Talk Podcast with Scott MacKenzie The Industrial Talk Podcast with Scott MacKenzie

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    • 5.0 • 323 Ratings

Industrial Talk is about celebrating the women and men of industry and manufacturing. We celebrate these innovative leaders and companies because they make our lives better and are changing the world for the better! These passionate leaders collaborate, innovate and educate with speed and purpose to positively impact people and communities around the world. Industrial Talk in collaboration with industry and manufacturing leaders address topics that include: Digital Transformation, Big Data, Industry 4.0, IoT, IIoT, AI, ML, Optimization, Edge, Cloud, Asset Reliability, Maintenance, 5G, Sales, Marketing and Branding and strategies for success. This is a podcast that is focused on Getting Stuff Done and learning from individuals and companies that have been there and have a track record of success. We celebrate a bright future in industry and manufacturing from with women and men dedicated to making our communities and world a better place.

    Jeffrey Hilker with Constellation PowerLabs

    Jeffrey Hilker with Constellation PowerLabs

    Industrial Talk is onsite at PowerGen and talking to Jeffrey Hilker, Marketing/CX Manager with Constellation PowerLabs about "Ensuring power assets are reliable and perform to specifications". Here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation:

    Industrial reliability with a passionate host. 0:03

    Scott Mackenzie introduces the Industrial Talk podcast at a conference in New Orleans, highlighting the importance of reliability.

    Parts quality initiative to reduce unplanned outages. 1:11

    Jeffrey Hilker, manager of strategic initiatives and parts quality at Constellation Power Labs, discussed the importance of parts quality in preventing unplanned outages in the nuclear industry.

    Hilker shared a story about Exelon's experience with inferior parts causing frequent down times and millions of dollars in losses, leading to the development of a parts quality program to identify and address critical parts.

    Testing and analyzing parts for nuclear power plants. 3:46

    Power Labs conducts failure analysis and testing to ensure parts quality, with an average failure rate of 7%.

    Jeffrey estimates industry savings of $100 million through quality control program for nuclear industry.

    Transformer testing and maintenance. 7:07

    Jeffrey explains that PQ (power quality) testing is crucial for utilities to ensure reliability and reduce downtime, and that the company provides a third-party testing service to eliminate downtime for transformers and other equipment.

    Jeffrey also mentions that the company tests other types of equipment, such as motors and valves, to ensure quality and reliability.

    Jeffrey : We offer a program where we send a consultant to assess your supply chain and provide recommendations on which assets to test and maintain.

    Jeffrey: Utility companies are increasingly interested in age-based testing and maintenance, as it lends itself to regulated metrics and ensures equipment is safe and reliable.

    Improving power grid reliability through testing and collaboration. 12:55

    Scott MacKenzie and Jeffrey discuss the importance of testing transformers to ensure reliability and safety in the field.

    They share their experiences with manufacturers and the impact of collaboration on product quality.

    Jeffrey Hilker of Constellation PowerLabs discusses reliable power solutions on Industrial Talk.

    If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation.


    Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy!

    JEFFREY HILKER'S CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hilker-97427944/

    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/constellation-powerlabs/

    Company Website: https://constellationpowerlabs.com/

    • 17 min
    Frank Seidel with Wamser Batra USA

    Frank Seidel with Wamser Batra USA

    Industrial Talk is chatting with Frank Seidel, Managing Partner at Wamser + Batra USA about “Solutions in how your company can succeed in India”. The following is a summary of our conversation:

    Succeeding in India with Frank Seidel. 0:04

    Scott Mackenzie welcomes listeners to the industrial talk podcast and thanks them for their support.

    Frank Seidel, industry professional, discusses how to take businesses to the next level in India.

    Scott MacKenzie, host, highlights Frank's background and expertise in the industry.

    Entering the Indian market for US companies. 5:43

    Frank discusses the potential of the Indian market for US companies, highlighting its large size and consumer preferences for foreign products.

    Frank highlights India's low labor costs and potential as a gateway to Asia for manufacturing and exporting.

    Frank advises companies to take a strategic and well-planned approach to entering the Indian market, involving a market visit and introduction to key stakeholders.

    Web USA offers a specialized service to help companies navigate the Indian market, including setting up meetings with suppliers, competitors, and potential locations for a manufacturing plant.

    Setting up and expanding business in India with a US-based consulting firm. 13:03

    India presents unique challenges for businesses due to cultural differences and complex regulations.

    India's labor force is 50% of China's size, with a strong male workforce and limited female participation.

    Frank offers long-term partnership to guide companies through India's complex business environment.

    Expanding business into India with potential risks and challenges. 20:07

    Scott MacKenzie is concerned about the risks of expanding his organization into India, but is interested in exploring the opportunity with the help of a trusted partner like Speaker 3.

    Frank emphasizes the importance of proper preparation, including having the right budget and team in place, before entering the Indian market.

    Company helps businesses navigate complex Indian market, mitigating legal issues and finding new suppliers.

    India's business potential and trust building. 25:10

    Frank from India shares insights on trust and consultative approach in business conversations.

    Frank Seidel shares his insights on building trust in business relationships.

    If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation.

    Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy!

    FRANK SEIDEL'S CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankgseidel/

    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wamserbatra/

    Company Website: https://www.wamser-batra.de/

    • 29 min
    Wildcat Power Generation

    Wildcat Power Generation

    Industrial Talk is onsite at PowerGen and talking to Wildcat Power Generation about "Innovative power generation solutions". Here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation:

    Power industry innovations at Power Gen conference. 0:04

    Matt Roeser, CEO of Wildcat Power Gen, discusses the company's innovative solutions for the power industry.

    Matt, Monica, and Sammy share their experiences at Power Gen in New Orleans, including their booth and food adventures.

    The genset market and product quality. 2:50

    Matthew, CEO of Wildcat PowerGen, discusses changes in the industry since 2013, including a shift towards true power and a resurgence of diesel.

    Monica, CFO of Wildcat PowerGen, shares her background in entrepreneurship and how she and Matt started the business 10 years ago.

    Wildcat focuses on small horsepower, light commercial areas, becoming industry leader.

    Wildcat Generators focuses on providing high-quality, long-lasting generators for various applications, with a track record of 50,000 hours of runtime.

    Power generation and fuel sources. 9:16

    Focus on meeting customer needs with multi-fuel options.

    Total Energy Solutions' Ron Grant joins the conversation, discussing 30 years in the power business with Scott MacKenzie.

    Power generation technology and business strategies. 13:30

    Wildcat's goal is to implement a complete lifecycle maintenance program for their dealers, ensuring they have the necessary parts and training.

    The company is looking to lower costs and improve the customer experience through their products, made in the USA with vendors in India for engines and other components.

    Wildcat PowerGen is a company delivering power generation solutions.

    Matthew, Monica, and Sammy are professionals from Wildcat PowerGen who had a great conversation on industrial talk.

    If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation.

    Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy!

    MATTHEW ROESER'S CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/engineslpg/

    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/engines-lpg/

    Company Website: https://www.wildcatpowergen.com/

    MONICA ROESER'S CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-roeser/

    SAMMY HAGGAR'S CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samir-haggar-mba/

    • 19 min
    Kevin Clark with Falkonry

    Kevin Clark with Falkonry

    Industrial Talk is onsite at SMRP 31 and talking to Kevin Clark, VP Time Series AI/CS and Marketing at Falkonry about "Smarter operational decisions by applying AI to proactively act on adverse operational events".  Here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation:


















    Industrial innovation and problem-solving at SMRP conference. 0:03

    Scott Mackenzie welcomes listeners to the industrial talk podcast at the 31st annual SMRP conference in Orlando, where he interviews Kevin and Susie.



    AI adoption in asset management. 1:31

    Conference attendees see increasing adoption of reliability and asset management principles, but some still seek silver bullet solutions.
    Kevin, a seasoned professional in maintenance excellence programs, discusses how AI is changing the industry, including his work with falconry.



    AI impacting asset management with real-time data analysis. 5:25

    Kevin discusses AI's impact on asset management, highlighting its ability to analyze complex data sets and identify abnormalities.
    Kevin explains the benefits of capturing operational data, including real-time monitoring and early detection of equipment failures.
    The AI solution displays data as a heat map, with colors indicating different levels of severity, and allows for drill-down analysis to identify the root cause of anomalies.



    AI-powered anomaly detection in industrial settings. 10:27

    Kevin discusses the importance of operational data and how it can be used to detect anomalies in industrial settings.
    Scott MacKenzie expresses interest in a holistic view of operational health, and how AI can be used to detect quality and anomalies in real-time.
    Kevin explains that AI models are always learning and never stop, like the human body, and that it's difficult to determine when they've learned enough (0:14:55).
    Kevin doubts the existence of a "gold standard" AI model that can be applied across all assets, as the technology is still relatively new and evolving (0:15:17).



    AI in asset management and reliability. 16:04

    AI-powered monitoring and analysis of process and asset data continues to improve over time, providing more insights and improving root cause analysis.
    Scott MacKenzie interviews Kevin, a legend in asset management and maintenance, discussing his expertise and how to connect with him.
    Kevin's contact information is available on industrial talk.com, and listeners are encouraged to reach out and collaborate.







































    If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation.

    Finally, get your exclusive free access to the a href="https://industrialtalk.com/industrial-academy/" target="_blank"...

    • 21 min
    Kathy Gallowitz with Vanguard Veteran

    Kathy Gallowitz with Vanguard Veteran

    Industrial Talk is chatting with Lt. Col. (Ret) Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz, Founder and CEO at Vanguard Veteran, LLC about “Why and How to Build a Veteran Talent Strategy”. The following is a summary of our conversation:

    Veteran talent strategies with retired Lieutenant Colonel Cathy Galloway. 0:03
    Veteran talent strategist Kathy Gallowitz helps companies integrate skilled and dedicated veterans into their workforce.
    Scott MacKenzie invites listeners to join Industrial Talk to amplify their voice and solve industry problems.
    Supporting veterans and their families. 4:25
    Kathy Galloway shares her personal experience growing up as a Navy brat and how it shaped her perspective on the military and civilian cultures.
    Kathy is passionate about supporting veterans and aims to start a podcast to connect with them and offer opportunities for growth.
    Speaker shares their passion for veterans after moving and realizing experiences were different, leading to outreach program to educate and support troops and their families.
    Veteran transition to civilian life and career development. 9:16
    Veteran shares story of starting a hiring program for fellow veterans, finding purpose in helping others transition.
    Scott MacKenzie discusses the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life, including identity loss and adapting to new roles and responsibilities.
    Speaker highlights the importance of self-discovery and personal development in finding the right career fit, even for those who have never joined the military.
    Military transition and connection challenges. 14:08
    Kathy describes the difficulty of adjusting to civilian life after military service, particularly the loss of camaraderie.
    Kathy mentions the overwhelming complexity of everyday tasks in America, such as the variety of ketchup and cereal options in grocery stores.
    Kathy discusses the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life, including the importance of building connections with fellow veterans to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
    The DoD Skill Bridge program offers a unique solution by allowing service members to gain work experience in a civilian setting before leaving the military, with the approval of their commander.
    Connecting veterans with job opportunities. 18:36
    Organization connects veterans with employers, helping them become "veteran ready" and retain talent.
    Speaker identifies various sources of veteran talent for employers, including service-specific programs and nonprofits.
    Hiring veterans for their skills and work ethic. 22:58
    Kathy offers guidance on hiring veterans, including using a military skills translator and leveraging their skills.
    Kathy highlights the benefits of hiring veterans, including their operational focus, mission focus, and technical aptitudes.
    Scott MacKenzie is interested in understanding why it's important for him to hire veterans and what benefits it brings to his organization.
    The benefits of hiring veterans for their skills and loyalty. 27:48
    Scott MacKenzie and Speaker 2 discuss the importance of training in the military, with Kathy sharing a personal anecdote about flight school and never being able to operationalize their training in the real world.
    Both speakers emphasize that training in the military is not just technical, but also leadership training, with Speaker 2 expressing disappointment about not being able to use their flight nurse training in a real-world setting.
    Developing relationships with veteran talent sources is crucial for business success.
    Hiring and supporting military veterans in the workplace. 31:50
    Kathy highlights the importance of understanding military culture and the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life, emphasizing the need for empathy and open-mindedness in hiring and fostering belonging.
    Kathy shares their personal experience of hiring veterans in their business and the positive impact they had on the company's work...

    • 42 min
    Jack Pyros with Momentum Groups

    Jack Pyros with Momentum Groups

    Industrial Talk is onsite at PowerGen and talking to Jack Pyros, President of Momentum Groups about "Electric Vehicle charging innovation - where you need it, when you need it". Here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation:

    EB PowerPod technology with industry professional Jack Pyros. 0:03

    Scott MacKenzie interviews Jack Pyros about EV PowerPod at Power Gen 24 in New Orleans.

    Electric vehicle charging solutions and their benefits. 1:33

    Jack, the President of Momentum Groups, discusses EV Power Pods, a solution that utilizes a generator running on propane or renewable propane to power both level two AC and DC chargers for electric vehicles.

    Jack provides historical context on the growth of electric vehicles in the US, particularly in states like Michigan, New Jersey, and New York, which are converting to EVs at a rapid pace.

    Electric vehicle charging infrastructure for last mile delivery. 4:05

    Manufacturers of electric vehicles want to showcase their products to big customers, but face challenges such as lack of charging infrastructure.

    Mac's Electric Vehicles, a class 6 electric refuse vehicle manufacturer, helps customers find charging solutions for their operations.

    Jack discusses the potential for EV charging stations to be strategically located in areas with high demand for delivery services, such as behind parking lots of popular retail stores.

    The EV charging stations, called "EV Power Pods," can be easily moved and relocated as delivery routes change, allowing for optimal placement and efficiency.

    Electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. 8:04

    Jack discusses the different scenarios for electric vehicle (EV) charging, including using a skid or trailer with a charging station, and converting a truck to run on propane with an EV charger.

    Jack emphasizes the importance of having a predictable route for EVs, as customers need to know how far they can drive before needing to charge.

    Jack predicts that electric vehicles (EVs) will become the norm in the next 5-10 years, with some manufacturers already committing to an all-electric product lineup.

    Jack shares an example of charging 65 Mercedes vehicles for 11 days using a mobile charging unit, highlighting the feasibility of EVs for long-distance travel.

    LinkedIn and industrial talk podcast. 13:12

    Jack Pyros is the founder of Momentum Groups, delivering Mad, Mad solutions in the world of EVs.

    Jack has a LinkedIn profile and is active on the platform, providing contact information for industrial professionals to connect with him.

    If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation.

    Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy!

    JACK PYROS' CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marybeth-mcbain-29a54044/

    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elliott-company/

    Company Website: https://www.elliott-turbo.com/

    • 15 min

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