Blog: PODCAST: MAKERS OF OUR FUTURE

  • Supply Chain Risk Management for Seal Programs With Quality Guru Nand Patel

    Supply Chain Risk Management for Seal Programs With Quality Guru Nand Patel

    In this episode of Makers of Our Future, Bill Sharratt is joined by Nand Patel, Director of New Business and Product Development at Darcoid, to dive deep into the mission-critical checklist required to de-risk any elastomer resourcing initiative. All rubber is not created equal. Recognizing and deploying the optimal workmanship standards for your specific use case is critical. We talk about the required combination of: expertise in seal materials; manufacturing; and in-house validation capabilities to deliver the quickest, lowest-risk path to relieve your seal supply constraints.



  • “A CamelBak Saved My Life” With Jeff Davies

    “A CamelBak Saved My Life” With Jeff Davies

    In this episode of Makers of Our Future, Bill Sharratt sits down with Jeff Davies to talk about the challenges of seal design and manufacture. Jeff discusses his design approach and the risks associated with re-sourcing critical components. He also shares the passion of the team at CamelBak, the company’s preeminent culture of sustainability, and offers advice to engineers new to seals. Plus, he’ll explain how to stand out from the pack when interviewing for open positions.



  • “I’ve seen Moore’s law in action… it still blows my mind”, with Craig Rosslee

    “I’ve seen Moore’s law in action… it still blows my mind”, with Craig Rosslee

    What can you do to accumulate knowledge and experience in data analysis and chamber matching? When faced with a problem in the semiconductor industry, is it possible to build a better tool and process? Craig Rosslee has some advice for novice engineers beginning in the industry: Get comfortable being uncomfortable and if you’re not struggling, you’re not developing! Today, Craig is here to share his knowledge on delivering and managing complex products to listeners everywhere.



  • Best Foot Forward: The Parker Hannifin Winning Formula for Developing Impactful Employees

    Best Foot Forward: The Parker Hannifin Winning Formula for Developing Impactful Employees

    Parker Hannifin is a global Fortune 250 company and recognized leader in the industry. They’ve developed a powerful program for hiring and developing new graduates into business development team members: the Parker Technical Sales Development Program. But be warned: this is not a simple training course. This course is a year-long series of embeds with manufacturing divisions and Parker partner companies across the country. Faith Hruska, a Territory Sales Manager at Parker EMG, recently graduated from the program — and she’s here to share all of her lessons and insights with you.



  • Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers With David Setton, Director of Engineering at Lam Research

    Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers With David Setton, Director of Engineering at Lam Research

    What are the ingredients to become a great leader and an exceptional engineer? Are you looking for expert tips and enriching inspiration that will guide you through your career-building process? David Setton has some advice for novice engineers and managers beginning in the industry: articulate your ideas thoroughly and in a very concise manner. Knowing your material and doing great work is one important aspect of leadership and engineering, but the other is presenting succinct details about the projects you are working on. Today, David is here to share his encouragement to young engineers and detail the process of creating a successful seal.