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Mike Maynard, Napier Group

Mike Maynard, Napier Group

Mike Maynard is managing director and CEO of the Napier Group, a $7M PR and marketing agency for B2B technology companies.  For 14 years, Mike and his team have helped mid-sized B2B manufacturers identify, attract, engage and drive sales opportunities with customers.  

Mike has directed major PR and marketing programs for a wide range of global technology clients, reaching over 30 European countries. Prior to the Napier Group, Mike worked as an electronics design engineer for companies ranging from GEC-Marconi to DDA. Of special note is his time at IDT Inc, an American semiconductor company, where he moved into the role of European Marketing Manager. 

He was awarded a master’s degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Surrey and an MBA from Kingston University.  

Keywords: B2B marketing optimization, manufacturing careers

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Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series brought to you by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. Featuring the perspectives of manufacturing leaders, we focus on the advanced manufacturing innovations, solutions and partnerships that exist in our region now and that will propel industry in the future.

Our guests include the unsung heroes of advanced manufacturing, from company C-suite executives and engineers to industry-facing academics, supportive government agencies and regional economic development organizations. Interviews cover the latest topics on products, processes – and groundbreaking relationships –the best manufacturers engage in to infuse entrepreneurialism in their daily operations.

Our mission is threefold: to provide a voice to small and large manufacturers, educate the public on the value of manufacturing innovation to the U.S. economy, and showcase how Ohio’s technology resource support providers (e.g., higher education, technical centers, and MEPs) boost advanced manufacturing solutions. We ask guest speakers about what catalysts are needed to collaborate on new products and processes, how to reduce academic-industry barriers, and the types of technical resources that can truly bolster manufacturing productivity. 

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