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Composites Weekly

Composites Weekly is an online podcast published each week by industry expert Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan has served as consultant in the composites industry for over 12 years. He brings you the latest news and information in the world of composites and provides interviews of leading manufacturers and distributors in the industry.
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Now displaying: June, 2022
Jun 30, 2022

On this episode, we'll be discussing the topic of branding based on a legendary icon in the recreation world. I welcome Robert Grede to the show to talk about his book Rebuilding the Brand: How Harley-Davidson Became King of the Road

In the early 1980s, Harley-Davidson was on the verge of bankruptcy. In the public’s opinion, the quality was substandard. Harleys leaked oil and were often broken down. Today, Harley-Davidson is a model brand. And It isn’t just a motorcycle company anymore. It is a community, a look, a source of self-expression, an all-American appeal for freedom—all expressed in one little logo.

So What happened? How did they turn things around? On this episode, Robert will be sharing the story.

He ghostwrote the book after spending days with Clyde Fessler, a man who held several positions within Harley, from the head of marketing services to VP of business development. 

Jun 29, 2022

This week I welcome Megan Multanen, one of the founders of "Women in the Composites Industry". Megan is the Chief Executive Officer at Bestbath based in Caldwell, Idaho, and a member of the Board of Directors for the ACMA.  

On this episode, we'll be discussing this organization (WCI) and its mission of helping women succeed in the Composites Industry.

The rapid growth of the composites and high-performance materials industry holds great promise for many current and emerging market segments. 

Members of Women in the Composites Industry are an integral part of a fast-growing and committed network of women that come together across sectors and career levels to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women.

Jun 23, 2022

This week I welcome Dennis Fink of Akpa Chemical to the show. Dennis is a veteran with over 40 years in the polymer industry. He is the president of Resin Research & Recovery and a consultant for Akpa Chemical. 

AKPA Chemical was established in 1997 and specializes in the production of Organic Peroxides, Initiators, Accelerators, and Paint Driers. AKPA has a State of the Art R&D center with distribution headquarters in South Carolina.

On this episode, Dennis will be sharing his background and the history of Akpa. He’ll talk about choosing the right organic peroxide for the job and what separates their product line from so many other suppliers. 

You can learn more about their product line today by visiting akpachemicalus.com or by calling them at 803-686-288.

Jun 14, 2022
This week Andrew Pokelwaldt joins me on the show to discuss the Composites Certification Training programs that are offered to help improve quality production and boost employee development at every level of an organization. 

The ACMA’s standardized composite process training with CCT Certifications are designed for technicians, engineers, quality, safety and technical sales personnel. 

Nine certification specialties are available and you can learn more about each of these by visiting http://www.acmaeducationhub.org/certification

Jun 1, 2022

This week I welcome Dan Cohen, CEO of FLITE on the show to talk about some of their surface engineering technology that uses laser and plasma energy to make permanent changes to surfaces reducing the need for chemicals.

The company was created in 2018 to develop the emerging science of surface functionalization into commercial use at industrial scale. 

The FLITE team believes that the time has come to take these techniques out of the lab and into industries looking for a better, cleaner, and safer way to protect their products. 

Their methods have been demonstrated on glass, plastic, metal, ceramics, semiconductors, and composites.

You can learn more by visiting them at https://www.flite.tech

 

 

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