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Want to see behind the curtain at some of Northeast Ohio’s most iconic manufacturers? MAGNET’s new video series MAKE IT: Frank Conversations on the Future of Manufacturing offers straight talk about Northeast Ohio's smart manufacturing landscape. What’s it really going to take to lead the world? What’s propelling us forward and what's holding us back? MAGNET President & CEO Ethan Karp asks all of these questions and more as he chats with our region's industry leaders.

EPISODE 1: Ethan Karp speaks with Chairman, President & CEO Chris Mapes about how Lincoln Electric is reinventing itself with innovation and Industry 4.0.

Listen to the extended version of this conversation on the Make It podcast here

EPISODE 2: Ethan Karp speaks with President & CEO Rebecca Liebert about her journey from a small farm in Kentucky to leading one of the world's most innovative chemical manufacturers.

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EPISODE 3: Ethan speaks with Chairman Brian Gale about selling his successful manufacturing company and making the jump to Malley's Chocolates, one of Cleveland's most iconic brands. 

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EPISODE 4: Ethan speaks with Managing Partner Kevin Johnson about why NexGen Interactive is betting on EV smart chargers and robots to live his mantra "Go Big Smart."

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EPISODE 5: Ethan Karp speaks with Cleveland Whiskey CEO Tom Lix to find out why his distillery is a technology company and how he’s gone from a Boston transplant to Cleveland’s greatest champion. 

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EPISODE 6: Ethan Karp speaks with Andrew Hurst, CEO of three different companies, to find out how he’s reinventing logistics and why he believes there’s no better place to be an entrepreneur than Cleveland. 

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EPISODE 7: Ethan Karp speaks with Jack Schron, CEO of Jergens Inc. about growing his tool company by 500%, building a “big tent” that makes room for everyone in manufacturing, and why he’s creating the “Gucci” of screwdrivers as a cornerstone to his company’s Industry 4.0 vision.

Listen to the extended version of this conversation on the Make It podcast here

Episode 8: Ethan Karp speaks with GOJO, MAKERS OF PURELL™ CEO Carey Jaros to find out how values, innovation, and Industry 4.0 helped the company increase production by 300% during the pandemic.

Listen to the extended version of this conversation on the Make It podcast here.

Episode 9: Ethan Karp speaks with Neal Restivo, CEO of global plumbing manufacturer Oatey about building an inclusive corporate culture, empathic leadership, and inspiring people to do their best work.

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Episode 10: Ethan Karp speaks with Eric Logan, Chief Transformation Officer at KPMG about helping companies around the world embrace smart manufacturing and why he believes Northeast Ohio should be the country’s incubator for new manufacturing technology.

Episode 11: Ethan Karp speaks to his mentor and manufacturing advocate Felix Brueck about bringing out the best in people, checking your ego, and why manufacturing needs a serious wake-up call.

Listen to the extended version of this conversation on the Make It podcast here.

Episode 12: Ethan Karp speaks with James Cavoli, President of Swagelok, about having unshakeable values and how innovation and technology are changing what they make and how they make it.

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Episode 13:  Ethan Karp speaks with Hallie Stewart, CEO of Bee Valve about the immense grit and resilience you need to survive as a small manufacturer in today’s uber competitive world, the challenges of investing in technology when meeting payroll is the priority, and why her family is so devoted to this industry.

Listen to the extended version of this conversation on the Make It podcast here.