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Guest Spotlight

Nick Pinchuk, Snap-on Incorporated 

We are reposting our most popular podcast interview with Nick Pinchuk, chairman Nick Pinchuk, Snap-on Incorporatedand CEO of Snap-on Incorporated. Snap-on Incorporated, a $3.3 billion, S&P 500 company located in Kenosha, Wisconsin is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professionals.

From hand and power tools to information and management systems, Snap-on has served customers in aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military. Nick joined Snap-on in 2002 and has been CEO since 2007; he was named Chairman in 2009. A manufacturing industry veteran and firm believer in the importance of continuous improvement, Nick is one of the industry’s biggest advocates.

In 2011, the Career and Technical Education Foundation named Nick its National Business Leader of the Year.  And in 2012, SkillsUSA awarded Nick “Champion of the Year”for his extensive work in supporting and influencing the growth of a highly skilled workforce throughout America. And recently he was named to the 2014 IndustryWeekManufacturing Hall of Fame.

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 Ohio State Media Services.  
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