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Manufacturing Tomorrow Podcast

Guest Spotlight


Cary Dunston, American Woodmark CorporationEnjoy the first of a two-part series from Ohio State's Center for Operational Excellence Leading Through Excellence annual summit.  Even though the event was sold out, you can benefit by listening to interviews with four of the breakthrough leaders who presented on best practices and industry leading research in continuous improvement, leadership and other best practices. In this session, Cary Dunston, CEO of American Woodmark, who shares his viewpoints on the benefits that come with leaders who focus on emotional Intelligence; and Derek Browning, LeanCor Supply Chain GroupDerek Browning, director of consulting services at LeanCor Supply Chain Group, outlines “systems thinkers” who focus on business as a series of connected, customer value-driving processes.

Thanks again to the Center for Operational Excellence for arranging these interviews.

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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. 


A special thanks for production support goes to Eric French at WOSU, Kimberly Gibson, and Justin Troyer at Ohio State Media Services.  Manufacturing Tomorrow is offered by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute with support from Glenn Daehn, executive director.
Do you have a guest suggestion for Manufacturing Tomorrow? Please contact Kathryn Kelley, executive producer, at
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