Where Forward-Thinking Manufacturers Invest Their Resources

Austin Ramirez, CEO of Husco

Austin Ramirez is an extremely successful CEO, leading Wisconsin-based manufacturer Husco. In addition, he has spent time as a White House Fellow under two US presidents, swam competitively at a national level, and co-founded a non-profit to revitalize democracy.

In this episode, we talk about the priorities manufacturers should focus on as they lead their organizations into the future. This is excellent advice for industrial employers and for educators teaching the next generation of leaders.

We discuss a number of keys to forward-thinking success, including:

  • Why leaders should bring systems-level thinking into their strategies
  • How manufacturers should pivot their products & services to adapt to an ever-changing market
  • How to leverage Industry 4.0 technology in manufacturing
  • 3 core values every manufacturer should hire for and focus on
  • Why education is the driver for moving the region into the future
  • How to leverage university partnerships to attract and retain great employees
  • Why (and how) to invest in equitable education for all kids

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The pulse of Industry 4.0

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