Innovation, it’s not just about design [Born to Design Podcast]

“The path to the CEO’s office should not be through the CFO’s office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design.” –Elon Musk

I had the opportunity to have an open discussion with the “Scotts,” two of the most knowledgeable manufacturing experts I know:  Scott Harms is the CEO of MetalQuest, and Scott Volk is the COO.  We talk about innovation in manufacturing, and that innovation is not confined to just “design,” as there have been so many innovations in manufacturing/production/fabrication over recent years.  As manufacturing has been modernizing, there are still many misconceptions around what manufacturing is today.  We discuss these misconceptions, and dive deep into education, and how we could do a better job of promoting vast opportunities in manufacturing, one of the largest growing high-tech industries with many opportunities and great careers.

These career opportunities are not what most would associate with “manufacturing” careers, and Scott and Scott explain that fact in more detail.

Listen to my full interview with Scott and Scott in the latest Born to Design Podcast:

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Cliff Medling

Cliff Medling

Cliff Medling is a Senior Marketing Manager at SolidWorks and the host for the Born to Design Podcast.