MFG TMW Podcast


Donnie Wells, Taylor-Winfield Technologies

Donnie Wells, Taylor Winfield Technologies

Donnie Wells is president of Taylor-Winfield Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of material joining equipment and systems. With over 135 years of continuous operation, this Youngstown, Ohio-based company produces parts joining, welding, processing and automated assembly for a diverse set of industries.  

In addition to steering Taylor-Winfield, Donnie runs a startup focused on coaching and business consulting. He also served in several roles as vice president and general manager at EnPro Industries, a leader in producing sealing, advanced surface and engineered materials for semiconductor and other technology-abled industries. He began his career as a product design engineer for Dana Corporation. 

Donnie earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA at LeTourneau University. 

Keywords: leadership, continuous improvement, workforce retention

Listen to the most recent podcast here. 

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. 

A special thanks for production support goes to Eric French at WOSU and Thomas Evans, Ohio State Media Services. Do you have a guest suggestion for MFG TMW? Please contact Kathryn Kelley, executive producer, at
© 2021 Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University 

Recent Podcasts

Most Recent

Rosemary Coates
Reshoring Institute

Jeannine Kunz

Carol Latham

Rita Hoffman
Converse All-Steel Services

Mark Fedor
Morgan Industries

Natan Linder

Listen Here!


Manufacturing Talk Radio