Dec 15, 2020
In this episode, Doug Folsom, CEO of Whitcraft, speaks with Ari about his passion for manufacturing, how to treat the people around you, and how to build company culture after an acquisition.
Doug focuses in on the concept of Kaizen; how it removes waste, brings value to an organization, and leads to employment growth. Doug and Ari also talk about CT's incredible talent pipeline and the importance of getting younger generations and more women into the manufacturing industry!
Throughout his manufacturing career, Doug has been a big proponent of servant leadership. He believes manufacturers should focus on creating future leaders and treating others with respect!
Books discussed in this podcast:
The Lean Turnaround: How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform Their Company by Art Bryne and James P. Womack
Doug Folsom, CEO, Whitcraft
Whitcraft's Website: https://www.whitcraftgroup.com/
Whitcraft's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/whitcraft-group/
Whitcraft's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Whitcraft-Group-104592086313310
Doug's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-folsom-7637984/
Ari Santiago, President/CEO/Founder, IT Direct
Company Website: https://www.gettingyouconnected.com/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itdtech/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/it-direct-llc
Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/itdirect151
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/