A Practical Podcast

For results-driven manufacturers that want to become even better leaders and problem solvers anytime anywhere. Updated regularly with new episodes.

Manufacturer of the Year Award Winners 2021

Chris Hillman, Don DeMorett, & John Ledy
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #44

Manufacturer of the Year Award Winners share their biggest improvements and lessons learned this past year.

Transformational Leadership

Tim Reimann
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #43

In this episode, Kirby speaks with Tim Reimann about how you can apply a Transformational Leadership approach to change operating systems, evolve an existing culture, launch to product lines or brands and grow and develop your workforce far beyond what you ever thought possible.

Welder Turned CI Champion

Nic Lysdal
Manufacturers Alliance podcast Ep. #42

In this episode, Kirby speaks with Nic Lysdal about how he progressed from welder to Continuous Improvement leader and how you can help people on your team make similar leaps forward in their career with you.

Recruiting that Gets Results

Sarah Lampert
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #41

In this episode, Kirby speaks with Sarah Lampert a Human Resources Business Partner for Park Industries in St. Cloud, MN.

Engineer Turned Entrepreneur

Art Sneen
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #40

In this episode, Kirby speaks with Art Sneen, Founder of the Manufacturers Alliance as he shares how he went from manufacturing leader to entrepreneur.

Supporting Individual Development Plans

Julie Mikolich
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #39

In this episode, Kirby speaks with Julie Mikolich with Boston Scientific about supporting an individual’s development.

Vaccines & the Return to Work

Kerry Clune & Genevieve Cornish
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #38

In this episode, Kirby talks to Kerry Clune and Genevieve Cornish with CBIZ about vaccines and returning to work.

Tapping into Tax Credits

Jennifer Rohen & Brendan Kurvers
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #37

Join Kirby as he speaks with Jennifer Rohen and Brendan Kruvers from CLA about tax credits.

Lean in a Regulated Environment

Robert St. Louis
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #36

In this episode, Kirby talks with Robert St. Louis about implementing lean in a regulated environment.

Implementing 5S

Kirby Sneen
Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Ep. #35

Join Kirby as he talks about 5S – What it addresses, the steps to implement it, the barriers you should expect and how to overcome these barriers.