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Guest Spotlight
Joe Lyden, Caster Connection  

Joe Lyden is president of Caster Connection, an Ohio-based manufacturer of casters and Joe Lyden, Caster Connectionwheels with clients that include John Deere, Honda and BMW. The company’s mission is to develop innovative and optimal material handling solutions in order to deliver enhanced ergonomics, safety, and efficiency to their clients. The company recently partnered with The Ohio State University's Spine Research Institute to conduct National Science Foundation research on how to alleviate musculoskeletal injuries during push / pull testing procedures.

Joe has worked at Caster Connection for almost 12 years. Before becoming president, he served in the roles of sales director and national and regional sales manager. He received a bachelor of business administration in marketing at the University of Toledo and also attended Ohio University.

Keywords: Ergonomics, occupational safety, material handling

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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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