The MAGNET Board of Directors has begun a search for their new President and CEO and Berry has agreed to remain on staff until his replacement can be found and a successful transition can be made with the new MAGNET President and CEO.
Berry has served as MAGNET’s President and CEO since May 2010 after serving as interim CEO for several months on loan from the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP).
Berry had been the executive vice president at the GCP since its founding in 2004 and prior to that held executive positions at the Greater Cleveland Growth Association and The George Gund Foundation.
“I’m honored to have contributed to MAGNET’s tradition of providing high quality services to the Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing community in areas like workforce development, lean and innovation. I am especially proud of the work that the MAGNET team has done in advancing our Partnership for Regional Innovation Services to Manufacturers (PRISM) initiative during my tenure as President. PRISM combines MAGNET’s 30 years of expertise in serving manufacturers with the rich network of resources Northeast Ohio has—such as our universities and NASA Glenn—that can also help companies grow.”
Said, Felix Brueck, Chairman of the MAGNET Board of Directors, “Under Dan’s leadership MAGNET continued to help many manufacturers on lean programs and critical engineering projects. His main legacy however, is the development of two new core strategic thrusts: PRISM which through its holistic approach has helped manufacturers grow aggressively, and the workforce and talent services that have been instrumental for many companies in overcoming their talent/skills shortages. We deeply appreciate his leadership at MAGNET and in the broader community and are thankful that he is willing to help guide and support the organization even after his official retirement.”
One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. The order may change but the top cited standards typically don’t change. Top 10 Sited Safety and Health Violations: 501 - Fall Protection 1200 - Hazard Communication 451 - Scaffolding 134 - Respiratory Protection 147 - Lockout/Tagout 178 - Powered Industrial Trucks 1053 - Ladders 305 - Electrical, Wiring Methods 212 - Machine Guarding 303 - Electrical, General Requirements Three of the 10 sited standards are directed at the construction standard (1926) while other fall within the general industry (1910). It should be noted however that the general industry standard also has fall protection guidelines. Year after year, inspectors see the same on-the-job hazards, any one of which could result in a fatality or severe injury. More than 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, and approximately 3 million are injured. By understanding these regulations you can improve your safety program and prevent injuries. Give me a call if you have any compliance doubts, or want to review OHSA regulations. Gwido Dlugopolsky at 216-391-7766 or email@example.com
Why does it take a NASCAR pit crew only 15 seconds to change four car tires when it takes people like you and me minutes? The answer is simple SMED. Single Minute Exchange of Dies, or SMED, is a process for reducing the time it takes to do equipment changeovers. Using the principles of SMED you should be able to perform any changeover in your facility in under 10 minutes! The SMED process is simple – convert as many changeover steps as possible to “external”, meaning they are done while your equipment is still RUNNING, while simplifying and streamlining the remaining steps. SMED is broken down into the following 3 Steps: Separate Convert Streamline We found this article to be very helping in explaining the SMED process in more detail: LEAN PRODUCTION - SMED A good first step to achieve this level of SMED efficiency would be to run a kaizen event at your facility to standardize (5S) your tools and supplies. Doing this alone will help you achieve 40% to 50% greater efficiency. Once the “low hanging fruit” is gone, you can still reduce setup times another 20% by practicing more advanced SMED principles.
The secret to closing any sale is to reduce uncertainty in the buyer and replace it with confidence in YOU, your PRODUCT/SERVICE, and your COMPANY. Step 1 – Confidence in YOU Someone buying from you wants to be able to fundamentally connect with you on a human level and feel confident that you’re an expert in what you’re selling If you’re selling paperclips, be an expert in paperclips If you’re selling design and engineering related services, be an expert in design and engineering related services Focus on addressing the problem, not the solution….MEANING you already know you have the solution, connect with the buyer by being an expert with the problem he/she is facing. Prove that you know the problem and all aspects of the problem like the back of your hand. Step 2- Confidence in the PRODUCT/SERVICE you are selling Someone buying from you needs to trust the product/service you are selling will solve their problem. It’s your responsibility to deliver a solution and the benefits associated with it. Basically you need to “Hit a Homerun” communicating this message. Tip – Use Success Stories: Share with the potential buyer examples of your product/service solving problems and delivering value for