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Manufacturing Unscripted

Manufacturing Unscripted

By Manufacturing Unscripted

Welcome to Manufacturing Unscripted, the podcast where we explore all things manufacturing. Join our hosts, Matthew Rall and Lauren Rall, as they invite experts in the field to share their insights and experiences with you. From the latest advancements in automation and robotics to the challenges and opportunities facing the industry, we delve into the topics that matter most to today's manufacturing professionals. With each episode, you'll gain a deeper understanding of this dynamic and ever-evolving industry, as well as practical tips and strategies to help you succeed.
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Meaghan Ziemba – Manufacturing Maven

Manufacturing UnscriptedApr 11, 2022

Jacob Sanchez – Industrial  

Jacob Sanchez – Industrial  

In this episode, we have a special guest, Jacob Sanchez, an Industry Analyst and Content Creator for Industrial Strength Marketing. Jacob shares his unique journey into the manufacturing space through the creation of educational videos. We delve into his passion for content creation and how it has become a powerful tool in educating and engaging the manufacturing community. 

Join us as we explore Jacob's process of analyzing content, understanding the needs of the audience, and creating valuable resources in the digital realm. We'll discuss the challenges and opportunities of digital marketing in the manufacturing industry, and why it is crucial for companies to embrace these strategies to stay competitive in today's digital landscape. 

Whether you're a marketing professional seeking inspiration or a manufacturing enthusiast looking to understand the power of digital marketing, this episode of Manufacturing Unscripted is packed with valuable insights. So tune in and join the conversation with Matthew, Lauren, and Jacob as we uncover the untold stories of the manufacturing industry. 

Contact Jacob 

Check out his How-To videos with MSC Industrial Supply 

HOW TO: Know If Automation Is Right For You [Ep.3] 

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@Matthew Rall 


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Jun 05, 202334:51
Baron Kendrick – ATI Industrial Automation

Baron Kendrick – ATI Industrial Automation

Welcome to Manufacturing Unscripted, the podcast that explores the latest trends, technologies, and issues facing the manufacturing industry. I'm your host Matthew Rall, and I'm joined by my co-host, Lauren Rall. 

In this episode, we're excited to have Baron Kendrick, the Standard Tool Changer Product Manager at ATI Industrial Automation, joining us to discuss ATI's tool changers and their role in industry 4.0. 

Baron shares his insights on how tool changers are used with robots in manufacturing, and how they can improve efficiency and productivity on the factory floor. We also discuss the challenges that manufacturers face when implementing tool changers and how ATI is helping them to overcome these challenges. 

In addition, we are excited to promote the upcoming Automate trade show in Detroit, where ATI will have a booth. Baron shares some details about what attendees can expect to see at the booth and why it's a great opportunity for manufacturers to learn more about the latest automation technologies. 

Tune in to this episode of Manufacturing Unscripted to hear our insightful conversation with Baron Kendrick and learn more about how tool changers are changing the game in manufacturing. 

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May 22, 202330:48
Peter Mann - Oransi

Peter Mann - Oransi

Today, we're joined by Peter Mann, the founder and CEO of Oransi, a company that specializes in high-quality air purifiers. In this episode, we'll discuss how Peter recognized a need for effective air purifiers and developed a solution from concept to production. 


We'll also explore the challenges of manufacturing in America, the importance of building a trusted brand, and the balance between industrial and engineering design. Peter will share his insights into the evolving landscape of manufacturing, from new technologies to shifting consumer demands. 


Join us as we uncover the secrets of Oransi's success, from the initial idea to the finished product. We'll discuss the importance of innovation in the manufacturing industry, the role of sustainable practices in manufacturing, and the impact of COVID-19 on Oransi's business. 

Whether you're an entrepreneur looking to launch a new product, a manufacturer striving to stay ahead of the curve, or simply interested in the world of manufacturing, this episode of Manufacturing Unscripted is not to be missed. So tune in and join the conversation with Matthew, Lauren, and Peter. 


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#ManufacturingUnscripted #Oransi #AirPurifiers #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #Sustainability #COVID19 #ManufacturingIndustry #ProductDevelopment #Technology #SmallBusiness #Podcast 

May 08, 202327:35
Sterling Shepherd – Behco 

Sterling Shepherd – Behco 

In this episode of Manufacturing Unscripted, hosts Matthew Rall and Lauren Rall are joined by Sterling Shepherd, a leading expert in robotics and automation. Sterling currently works for Behco, a company that specializes in providing advanced automation solutions to manufacturers across a wide range of industries. 

The conversation kicks off with a discussion of the challenges that companies face when they first begin integrating robots into their operations. Sterling shares some of the technical hurdles that people often encounter, as well as some of the common misconceptions about robotics and automation. 

As the conversation continues, Sterling delves deeper into the world of robotics, exploring some of the most exciting developments and trends in the industry. They discuss how robotics is changing the face of manufacturing, and explore some of the ways that robots are being used to streamline production and boost efficiency. 

Throughout the episode, Sterling shares his insights on the future of robotics, and offers his predictions for where the technology is headed in the coming years. He discusses some of the most promising areas of research and development in the field, and shares his thoughts on how robotics will continue to shape the manufacturing landscape in the years to come. 

Whether you're a seasoned manufacturing veteran or simply interested in the cutting-edge technology that is driving the industry forward, this episode of Manufacturing Unscripted is a must-listen. So tune in and join Matthew, Lauren and Sterling as they explore the fascinating world of robotics and automation in manufacturing. 

Apr 24, 202330:09
Laura Saline – Livingston Educational Service Agency 

Laura Saline – Livingston Educational Service Agency 

Welcome to Manufacturing Unscripted, the podcast that explores the fascinating world of manufacturing through the eyes of industry experts. In this episode, we sit down with Laura Saline, a career and technical education coordinator at Livingston Educational Service Agency. 


Laura's job is all about helping high school students and young adults find career paths in manufacturing. Through internships, apprenticeship programs, and partnerships with local companies, Laura works tirelessly to connect students with the right resources and opportunities to help them launch successful careers. 


In this episode, Laura shares with us the challenges and rewards of her work, as well as her insights into the current state of the manufacturing industry. We delve into the importance of collaboration between schools, businesses, and community organizations in creating successful career pathways, and discuss some of the exciting initiatives that are underway in this field. 


Whether you're a student looking to explore a career in manufacturing, an educator seeking to better understand the industry, or a manufacturing professional interested in supporting the next generation of workers, this episode is not to be missed. So tune in to Manufacturing Unscripted and join us for an informative and inspiring conversation with Laura Saline. 


#ManufacturingIndustry #CareerPaths #Internships #Apprenticeships #Education #CareerDevelopment #ManufacturingCareers #HighSchoolStudents #YoungAdults #CommunityCollaboration #LivingstonEducationalServiceAgency #ManufacturingUnscripted #PodcastInterview #IndustryExperts 


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Apr 10, 202326:10
Ashlyn Knight – Ford Pro FinSimple 
Mar 27, 202334:25
Jacob Hill - GRC Academy

Jacob Hill - GRC Academy

Welcome to the latest episode of Manufacturing Unscripted, where we're joined by Jacob Hill, founder of the GRC Academy, a leading provider of training and consulting services in governance, risk, and compliance. In this episode, Jacob dives into the new DOD regulations for CMMC, and why it's essential for contractors to get a head start in implementing these regulations.

Jacob shares insights into what the new CMMC regulations entail and the implications for businesses. He discusses how the CMMC framework is designed to ensure that companies comply with cybersecurity best practices and what steps they need to take to become certified.

Additionally, Jacob introduces his new course on the GRC Academy, which focuses on helping companies understand these regulations and navigate the certification process. He explains how the course can benefit companies and help them avoid costly mistakes while preparing for CMMC compliance.

This podcast is a must-listen for anyone involved in government contracting or cybersecurity, looking to understand the implications of CMMC regulations. Jacob's expertise in this area and the insights he provides will prove invaluable to anyone looking to get a head start in implementing these regulations.

Tune in to hear Jacob Hill's take on CMMC regulations and what companies can do to prepare for compliance.

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#CMMC #cybersecurity #governmentcontracting #compliance #GRC #podcast #training #certification #DOD #informationsecurity #smallbusiness #riskmanagement #regulations #ITsecurity #datasecurity #manufacturingunscripted #manufacturing #manufacturingcontract

Mar 13, 202336:04
RJ Archer – Wardcraft

RJ Archer – Wardcraft

In this episode, we sit down with RJ Archer, an expert in manufacturing and automation, to discuss conveyor systems and their impact on modern production processes. Over the years, conveyor systems have evolved from basic, manually operated machines to sophisticated systems that can handle complex tasks with speed and efficiency.

RJ shares his insights on the various types of conveyor systems, including belt, roller, and chain conveyors, and how they are used in different industries. He also highlights some interesting facts about conveyor systems, such as their ability to move a wide range of products, including fragile and heavy items, and how they have contributed to the rise of e-commerce.

We dive deep into the evolution of conveyor systems and how automation has transformed manufacturing processes, resulting in greater precision and cost savings. RJ shares his experience of working with companies to implement conveyor systems, the challenges they face, and the benefits they can expect to achieve.

Whether you are a manufacturing professional or simply curious about the technology that powers the products we use every day, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we explore the fascinating world of conveyor systems with RJ Archer.

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Feb 27, 202332:33
Edward Stockline – Promess Inc

Edward Stockline – Promess Inc

Join us for an insightful episode as we sit down with Edward Stockline, a seasoned expert in the manufacturing industry. In this episode, we delve into the world of manufacturing sales and how companies can effectively on-board new employees. Edward shares his expertise on cross-training teams and the benefits of having a versatile and well-rounded workforce.

But that's not all! Edward also gives us a sneak peek into what he is most excited about in the future of manufacturing. From innovative technologies to new business models, he shares his thoughts on the exciting developments that are shaping the industry.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out in the manufacturing industry, this episode is a must-listen. So tune in now and gain valuable insights from one of the top minds in the business!


New Sales Simplified by Weinberg

Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount

Anthony Iannarino (Everything he's ever written) 😊


Feb 13, 202331:24
Brandon Acker - Titan Abrasive Systems
Jan 30, 202335:37
Matt Rall, Lauren Rall - Best of 2022 Pt. 2

Matt Rall, Lauren Rall - Best of 2022 Pt. 2

Lauren joins Matt to discuss their favorite moments of the podcast in 2022! Enjoy a look back at a great year meeting incredibly interesting people who work on an array of things in manufacturing

Jan 16, 202334:43
Matt Rall, Lauren Rall - Best of 2022

Matt Rall, Lauren Rall - Best of 2022

Lauren joins Matt to discuss their favorite moments of the podcast in 2022! Enjoy a look back at a great year meeting incredibly interesting people who work on an array of things in manufacturing.

Jan 02, 202330:10
Ali Gilpin & Nikki Gonzales - Automation Ladies Pt. 2

Ali Gilpin & Nikki Gonzales - Automation Ladies Pt. 2

Ali Gilpin & Nikki Gonzales - Automation Ladies Pt. 2

Dec 19, 202231:12
Ali Gilpin & Nikki Gonzales - Automation Ladies Part 1

Ali Gilpin & Nikki Gonzales - Automation Ladies Part 1

Ali Gilpin & Nikki Gonzales - Automation Ladies Part 1

Dec 05, 202227:14
Chris Gromowski - Vyper Industrial
Nov 21, 202246:20
Matthew Cane - BBS Automation
Nov 07, 202231:40
Tim Wilborne – TW Controls
Oct 24, 202230:26
Rish Gupta – Spot AI
Oct 10, 202230:16
Megan Preston-Meyer – Manufacturing Author
Sep 26, 202222:01
Andrew Crowe – Part 2
Sep 12, 202228:23
Andrew Crowe – Part 1
Aug 29, 202233:03
Dan Burgos – Alphanova Consulting
Aug 15, 202225:36
Jason Azevedo – Founder MRCA
Aug 01, 202230:20
Christopher Nguyen - CEO & Co-Founder of Aitomatic
Jul 18, 202230:14
Lisa Ryan – Work Place Culture Advocate and Chief Application Officer
Jul 04, 202232:21
Dana Mantilia – Cyber Security and Social Media Expert
Jun 20, 202226:20
Laura Timbrook – Corporate Health and Wellness Coach
Jun 06, 202230:47
Jeff Mills & John Derry – Injection Molding
May 23, 202227:60
Jay Douglass – ARM Institute
May 09, 202229:36
Stephanie Price & Bia Hamed – Digital Divas

Stephanie Price & Bia Hamed – Digital Divas

Stephanie Price & Bia Hamed – Digital Divas

Matt is joined by Bia Hamed and Stephanie Price to discuss the importance of girls in STEM and the organization Digital Divas. Bia single handedly managed the success of Digital Divas which now reaches more than 1,000 girls a year. Stephanie joined Digital Divas as a guest speaker and has grown her presence with the organization each year.

The goals of the Digital Divas program is to:

Introduce middle and high school girls to careers in STEM Recruit more girls into STEM majors in post-secondary education Give access to underrepresented female populations in STEM Breakdown gender stereotypes regarding STEM majors & careers Encourage ethical and safe behaviors in texting, emailing, social media, and online.

Apr 25, 202237:55
Nate Passmore – Lanco
Apr 14, 202228:12
Meaghan Ziemba – Manufacturing Maven

Meaghan Ziemba – Manufacturing Maven

We are honored to have Meaghan on the podcast today! Matt and Meaghan get into a discussion about electric vehicles, what are they and what are the different levels of autonomy. Matt and Meaghan also give their pros/and cons of self-driving cars. Join the conversation with us on LinkedIn or Instagram!

Meaghan Ziemba is a brand storyteller and marketer for manufacturers with a B.A. and M.A. in Professional and Technical Writing. She has been writing for manufacturing since 2008 and hosts a live video broadcast series called Mavens of Manufacturing. The series focuses on women in the sector and its mission is to attract younger generations to join manufacturing or engineering career pathways to help close the skills and gender gaps. Meaghan is a proud LEO wife and mother of three. She enjoys cooking, CrossFit, and a great cup of coffee or glass of whiskey.

Apr 11, 202243:58
Jake Sponsler – Orbitform
Mar 28, 202232:32
Connor Blanch

Connor Blanch

Connor and Matt get together in the studio to discuss software engineering in the age of industry 4.0. They go into Connor's experience as a young leader and how he stepped up to the position he is in today.  Connor discussed how his team is adapting to the request for more data and the changes that will have to come along with that. For more information about Connor please visit his LinkedIn profile!

Feb 28, 202225:09
Ali Gilpin

Ali Gilpin

Ali is a Controls Engineer who started her own business and is very passionate about industrial control systems. Matt and Ali discuss cyber security and how it impacts industrial control systems and some tools you can use to protect your company. Ali is a great resource for knowledge and insights on cyber security, robots, controls engineering and even marketing! Keep up with Ali on LinkedIn for more information for her and what she is passionate about!


Traceroute Blog:





Ewon Cosy:

Industrial Cybersecurity: Efficiently monitor the cybersecurity posture of your ICS environment, 2nd:

Feb 14, 202239:27
Kara Branch
Jan 31, 202230:52
Mike Ungar
Jan 17, 202227:24
Justin Sherman
Jan 03, 202232:16
Allie Donnelly
Dec 20, 202125:30
Ann Wyatt
Dec 06, 202135:16
Blair Miller and Don Lynch

Blair Miller and Don Lynch

Blair, Don and Matt discuss creative problem solving in manufacturing and how a little coaching can go a long way when a company is trying to market their products. Blair describes creating the scope of projects and how it can change over time. Blair and Don describe their Peak Productivity Process and how it had helped many companies move their sales and teams forward. For more information reach out to!

Blair Miller:

Don Lynch:


Puccio, G. J., Mance, M., & Murdock, M. C. (2011). Creative leadership: Skills that drive change. Thousand Oaks: SAGE.

Miller, B.J, Vehar, J.R. Firestien, R.L, Thurber, S.B. and Neilsen, D.S. (2011). Creativity Unbound : An introduction to creative process. 5th edition. Evanston, IL: Thinc Communications.

Nielsen, D., & Thurber, S. (2020). The secret of the highly creative thinker: How to make connections others don't.

Nov 22, 202130:36
Glenn Nausley Returns – FlexIQ
Nov 08, 202127:01
Will Healy III – Balluff
Oct 25, 202133:18
Chris Luecke – Manufacturing Happy Hour
Oct 11, 202126:46
Phil Sponsler – Orbitform

Phil Sponsler – Orbitform

On today's podcast Matt and Phil get into the details of business culture and successful management. Matt takes a tiny step back from discussing new technology to get into the foundation of any company, the people that work there. Around the world we are seeing a staffing shortage and Phil gives us some good information about retaining his team and keeping people happy. Have a listen and feel free to give us ideas for new topics in our email

Phil Sponsler - Orbitform President



Phil Sponsler's Booklist:


1. Leading Jesus’ Way by Mark Deterding

2. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

3. Grit by Angela Duckworth

4. The Servant by James Hunter

5. Unlocking Greatness by Charlie Harary

6. Atomic Habits by James Clear


1. The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

2. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

3. The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

Organizational Health:

1. The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

2. Traction by Gino Wickman

3. Rocket Fuel by Wickman and Winters

Sales and Marketing:

1. Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

2. The Machine by Justin Roth Marsh

3. Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount

4. Nonstop Sales Boom by Colleen Francis

5. Sales Management Simplified by Mike Weinberg

6. New Sales Simplified by Mike Weinberg

7. #SalesTruth by Mike Weinberg

8. The Lost Art of Closing by Anthony Iannarino

Sep 29, 202133:58
Mike Turczyn – Mike Folster – Behco

Mike Turczyn – Mike Folster – Behco

The Mikes and Matt discuss new technology and how it is being introduced into the field. Mike Folster is heavily involved in robot integration and he discusses the skill gap and how companies are over coming it. Mike Turczyn discusses how robots are taking the jobs that people don't want to do so that we can free up the talent to continue to innovate. This conversation is centralized on ease of integration and how we can continue to improve this process!



Sep 13, 202131:22
Jake Hall - Manufacturing Millennial
Aug 30, 202130:57
Paul Mellander - Keller Technology Corporation
Aug 16, 202136:30
Gordon Splete - Cincinnati Test Systems
Aug 02, 202132:33
Glenn Nausley – Promess Inc – EMAP, An Origins Story Part 2
Jul 19, 202126:54
Glenn Nausley – Promess Inc – EMAP, An Origins Story Part 1
Jul 19, 202126:58
Barnaby Keller – Keller Technology Corporation
Jun 21, 202135:35
The Changes in Manufacturing w/ Gary Stebbins

The Changes in Manufacturing w/ Gary Stebbins

Matt and Gary get together to discuss their perspectives of how the industry has changed. They describe their experience with old and new assembly lines and what to expect in the future. Gary explains how higher volumes and the increased demands were challenging when assembly lines began to improve and change.  



Jun 07, 202129:04
Manufacturing Unscripted Trailer

Manufacturing Unscripted Trailer

Check out Manufacturing Unscripted, a new manufacturing podcast from Promess Inc.

Jun 01, 202100:47