The Manufacture Houston Podcast
14. Harry Moser with The Reshoring Initiative

14. Harry Moser with The Reshoring Initiative

February 8, 2022

In today’s episode of The Manufacture Houston Podcast, we talk to Harry Moser with The Reshoring Initiative. Harry takes us through the building momentum behind re-shoring manufacturing back to the US and the positive impact on job growth.

 

Harry is an Inductee to Industry Week's Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010 for service to the industry via the Reshoring Initiative and skilled workforce development. He developed the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Estimator, used by thousands to reevaluate offshoring decisions.

13. Clean Energy Accelerator | A Note of Thanks

13. Clean Energy Accelerator | A Note of Thanks

August 5, 2021

In this episode of the Manufacture Houston Podcast, Mush Khan speaks a dynamic group of founders who are part of the Rice University Clean Tech Accelerator. This group of founders are working on ideas and businesses that commercializing various clean technologies.

12. My Thoughts on Localized Manufacturing

12. My Thoughts on Localized Manufacturing

July 22, 2021

In this episode, Mush gives his thoughts on the most important challenge to take on in order to localize manufacturing. 

11. Industrial Automation: Lance Douglas with Olympus Controls

11. Industrial Automation: Lance Douglas with Olympus Controls

July 7, 2021

In today’s episode of The Manufacture Houston Podcast, we talk to Lance Douglas with Olympus Controls. This episode focuses on how industrial Automation is transforming manufacturing.

We hear Lance’s unique perspective on how to find opportunities to automate by focusing on three areas: dull, dirty and dangerous work and how this approach is unlikely to replace humans in manufacturing any time soon.

10. David Reid, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer with NOV

10. David Reid, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer with NOV

June 23, 2021

In today’s episode of The Manufacture Houston Podcast, we talk to David Reid who is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer with NOV. David is a business and technology leader with a proven record of eliminating large corporate inefficiencies & building effective, dynamic, communities that deliver the impossible. 

In this episode, we talk with David about his career from an architect in Aberdeen to leading technology and marketing for one the world’s leading energy equipment companies. We hear his thoughts on what it takes to create and foster a culture of innovation and good work.

09. Chris Church and Macrofab

09. Chris Church and Macrofab

June 9, 2021

In today’s episode of The Manufacture Houston Podcast, we talk to Chris Church with MacroFab.  MacroFab brings together the best factories in North America and production expertise for a better, more transparent manufacturing experience.

08. TXRX and EEMH

08. TXRX and EEMH

May 26, 2021

In today’s episode of The Manufacture Houston Podcast, we meet the team behind the new East End Maker Hub. The East End’s industrial makerspace and manufacturing center is home to Houston’s top fabricators, manufacturers, crafters and innovators. Our anchor tenant TXRX Labs is helping us create grassroots innovation and a collaborative, diverse community of makers and problem solvers.

 

We have three guests in this episode: 

Roland Von Kurnatowski, Founder and President of TXRX Labs

Mike Pittman, II, Vice President of Real Estate at UP Community Development Corporation

Patrick Ezzell, President & CEO at UP Community Development Corporation

07. Roboze

07. Roboze

May 19, 2021

In today’s episode of the Manufacture Houston Podcast, we talk to Alessio Larusso, the founder and CEO of Roboze, an Italian 3D printing company that has recently located to Houston. Alessio takes us through his journey from his father’s machine shop to creating one of the world’s most progressive 3D printing companies.

Roboze is re-shaping the manufacturing industry and revolutionizing the world of 3D Printing with the most precise technology, capable of processing super polymers and composite materials for the realization of finished functional parts to be used in the most extreme conditions and sectors.

06. Rick Perez and Avangard Innovative

06. Rick Perez and Avangard Innovative

May 12, 2021

Today’s episode features Rick Perez who is the Founder, President/CEO at Avangard Innovative. Rick’s journey started at his parents’ dinner table in Katy, TX about 30 years ago when he launched Avangard. Over the past three decades, Rick has built his company into one of the world’s leading sustainability companies that transforms various kinds of plastic waste into commercial products.

05. Valedor

05. Valedor

May 6, 2021

In today’s episode, we talk to George Danner) who is the Chief Scientist at Valedor Partners. George walks us through the fascinating world of using practical mathematical models to make fundamental and dramatic improvements to manufacturing operations in order to meet changing market demands and create ESG improvements.

George Danner with Valedor Partners is the founder and CEO of Business Laboratory. He is the author of books about business problem solving and automation and specializes in the application of agent-based simulation modeling, Monte Carlo simulation, System Dynamics, Game Theory, Visualization, and Real Options to some of the world’s most difficult and complex business strategy problems. 

George has nearly 30 years of experience in corporate strategy, specifically operational and financial analysis, across a wide variety of industries ranging from manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, transportation, and financial services/venture capital. Prior to founding Business Laboratory, George held executive positions at nGenera Corporation and Arthur Andersen. He holds a BS from Texas A&M University and an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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