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Welcome to EECO Ask’s Why – A podcast that dives into industrial manufacturing topics and spotlights the heroes that keep America running. On this podcast, we do not cover the latest features and benefits on products that come to market. Instead, we focus on advice and insight from the top minds of industry because people and ideas will be how America remains number one in manufacturing in the world.
 
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Knowing the difference between breakers and fuses can be tricky. This is a common question we get asked and thought Jonathan Fuller would be just the guy to break down those two technologies. Jonathan walks through items to consider such as time to react and how different conditions can be protected with each device. Understanding overload conditio…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Michael Brown to reflect on an intriguing day of Premier League football as there were three different leaders at the top of the league after Chelsea lost to West Ham, Liverpool left it late against Wolves and Man City brushed Watford aside. They also look ahead to what is in store for Manchester United where Ralf Ran…
 
Richie Fortenberry is leading the way in helping industrial end users enhance their safety and security as a consulting engineer at Prism Systems. His journey through engineering actually started with his love of music. As an avid musician he had an interest in audio engineering and that has led him down a fantastic journey in learning. He has a pa…
 
Buckle up for this hero episode where Daniel Herrington shares his amazing journey. He is a proud NC State Wolfpack alum and the first professional race car driver to be on EECO Asks Why. Daniel completed his graduate work at Duke University and is now the CEO of Voxel Innovations which is located on Tarheel Street in Raleigh - he's all over the pl…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Andy Cole to reflect back on Liverpool's thrashing of Southampton and Steven Gerrard's good start as manager of Aston Villa. They also look ahead to Chelsea v Man Utd and discuss who may take permanent charge at Old Trafford at the end of the season.By Sky Sports
 
Claire Stevens summed it up with her "why" when she said she loves finding solutions to problems. From her early childhood days where she analyzed the angles on her smore's around the campfire to her collegiate studies at Duke University she loves challenging her thinking and learning how items work. You did read that right - Duke University - and …
 
Paul Van Metre learned at an early age that he has a passion for building things and that led him down an amazing journey. His love for cars grew exponentially when he entered a program that let him design, build and even race open wheel cars. He actually owns the car he designed and it was through all of that where he fell in love with machining. …
 
From her roots in Eastern Tennessee to leading the team at Onex Ashleigh Walters has an amazing journey! She shares about how she has been able to lead her team through two major crisis at Onex and the lessons learned along the way. As the author of "Leading with Grit and Grace" she opens up about the process she put in place to complete the book a…
 
Graham Staples is making an impact in industry everyday and shares about his amazing journey as our hero! From his time at NC State to the many roles he's held at RoviSys he's been at the forefront of industry and helps people achieve their automation and modernization goals on a daily basis. He shares how it is so important to focus on how we all …
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Kevin Campbell to look at another bruising defeat for Manchester United, this time at the hands of their bitter rivals Man City and what needs to change to get Ole's men back on track. They also look ahead to the jobs that both Antonio Conte and Eddie Howe have ahead of them at their new clubs - and reflect on Daniel …
 
From the heart of Texas our hero Wendy Covey is leading the way by helping engineering companies evangelize their messages to the audiences they want to serve. Being a Texas Aggie herself Wendy has a passion for her craft and her journey is full of inspiration. She offers great advice to the next generation of industry leaders and believes in the p…
 
Culture in a successful manufacturing operation is key. Jon Meighan unpacks the ideas of lean manufacturing and 5S by highlighting by the effectiveness of these initiatives comes back to culture every time. For those new to these topics he explains that the essence of what you are trying to accomplish is remove those items that do not add value to …
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Jamie O'Hara to look back on an intriguing weekend of Premier League action, which saw Man City lose at home to Crystal Palace and Liverpool throw away a two goal lead against Brighton at Anfield. Meanwhile, Chelsea beat Newcastle convincingly, and Man United bounced back from a horror show against Liverpool, beating …
 
Joe Frank has a passion for learning and technology. He turned that passion into an outstanding career and shares about his journey and lessons learned along the way in this hero episode. The speed at which technology moves can be mind boggling and Joe highlights how that is the most fulfilling part of his career. If you have a personality that lik…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Andy Cole to reflect on a massive win for Chelsea over struggling Norwich and a convincing win for Man City over Brighton at the AMEX. Also, Man United against Liverpool is previewed, as the biggest game in world football takes centre stage.By Sky Sports
 
The best way to learn about a career path is directly from the expert themselves. Chester Burke is a phenomenal controls engineer and unpacks what to expect from this fun and challenging role. He digs deep behind the curtains of how controls engineers automate production equipment by utilizing the latest technology on the market. No two days are th…
 
Thomas Domitrovich is making a huge impact on industry and is leading the way at Eaton by educating so many people on the wonderful world of power. He shares how his journey started in Pennsylvania and one of the first projects he ever did where he had to do short circuit calculations. Now when most people do these they use software but Tom perform…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Darren Ambrose to discuss the new dawn at St James' Park as Newcastle's Saudi Arabian owners finally get the deal done. Also, Man United's record away unbeaten run finally ends at Leicester, Chelsea scrape past Brentford thanks to some Edouard Mendy heroics - and is Mo Salah the best player in the world?…
 
Get ready for an in depth opportunity to learn about a type of machining that is cutting edge "no pun intended". Pulsed Electrochemical Machining (PECM) is a highly specialized type of solution for industry and in this episode Daniel Herrington from Voxel Innovations breaks down the origins of PECM and how it is growing to serve industry in the fut…
 
Meaghan Ziemba is leading the way and inspiring young minds all over as she advocates for the wonderful world of manufacturing. She hosts a phenomenal show called Mavens of Manufacturing and is on the front lines of helping the next generation of industrial leaders find their path. In this hero conversation Meaghan gives us a peak behind the curtai…
 
Protection of electrical circuits can be tricky to understand. Jonathan Fuller is an expert in these devices and breaks down how to differentiate between short circuit and overload protection. He points out that it starts with understanding what the upstream potential is that could damage the equipment from a huge inrush of instantaneous current. T…
 
Scott McNeil is one of the most passionate people in industry and his love for what he does comes out in everything he does. In this hero conversation Scott takes us back to where it all began when he jumped into the wireless game 16 years ago. He served some time in his local school district and even supported a community college. Since joining GP…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Darius Vassell to preview a huge clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in what could prove to be a crucial match in the title race. Also, Man United dropping points at home to Everton is discussed as well as Chelsea's unconvincing win over Southampton, whilst the WSL is looked at with Shebahn Aherne.…
 
What an amazing season of EECO Asks Why. With 12 idea and 11 hero episodes there was so much to unpack. Special thanks to all the guests who made it special. In this recap Chris walks through what he remembers the most and gives a sneak peak into what's coming down the line. Get ready for our Holiday's with the Heroes in season six. Chris also intr…
 
For those that never had to convert an across the line starter to a Variable Frequency Drive this is the episode for you! Mike Rathbun is an expert in this area and he unpacks items to consider before making this conversion. There are many reasons why an application would benefit from a VFD and the most prominent are when a variable speed requireme…
 
Hayley McQueen and Darren Lewis are joined by David Seaman to look ahead to the North London Derby as both sides look to kickstart their seasons. Also, Manchester City lay down a marker to the rest of the Premier League with victory over Chelsea, Man United lose to Aston Villa after a late Bruno Fernandes penalty miss, and Liverpool and Brentford s…
 
We're going international and had the awesome opportunity to talk with Nataliya Kilmovskikh and hear her amazing journey. She lives in Denmark and has traveled the world throughout her career. Nataliya wasn't always on the automation track and was teaching English in China several years ago. Her fire for automation started burning when she was intr…
 
Buckle up and hang on as Mary Bruce Clemons unpacks the topic of STEAM in this idea conversation. Many will remember Mary from her hero episode where she journeyed from Harley sales to engineering and for those that missed it you'll quickly pick up on her passion for industry. Many are familiar with STEM initiatives and Mary explains how the "A" (w…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Jamie O'Hara for a very special Sunday Supplement podcast, brought to you from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of the first major net carbon zero football match. In the show, tributes are paid to one of England and Tottenham's greatest players, Jimmy Greaves, who passed away at the age of 81. Also, Thomas Tuchel d…
 
Brian Garland is a hero of industry and he unpacks his amazing journey from his childhood in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania to the steel mills that he worked in starting at 17 years old all the way through to shop ownership and machining. At the center of his career adventures was his passion to help others and that comes out with every sto…
 
MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) play a key role in the evolution of manufacturing. Mayuri Dahibhate is a MES engineer and is on the front lines of developing these systems to make industries more reliable and increase overall equipment efficiency. The MES system is a middle layer between the enterprise planning solution and actual floor opera…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Ryan Taylor to discuss Ronaldo's fairytale return to Old Trafford, and Lukaku's immediate impact at Chelsea, as both summer signings bag braces on their returns to their former clubs. Also, the WSL is previewed ahead of a bumper day of matches, and Vicky sits down with Jurgen Klopp to discuss the recent transfer windo…
 
Talk about an industrial SUPER HERO in this episode we get the behind the scenes look at what led Jake Hall to create the Manufacturing Millennial and how he's impacted people all over the world by opening their eyes to the exciting world of manufacturing. From getting the idea at an Association of High Technology Distribution event he took the cha…
 
Knowing how to make the right choice in motor starting devices can be tricky. Chase Boehlke is an industry expert and breaks down areas to consider when selecting a soft starter and a variable frequency drive (VFD). He explains how to evaluate applications and fundamental areas that one must know in order to make the right decision. For him the bas…
 
How about this for advice - "Make sure you fail, if you don't fail you're not trying. It's better to aim high and miss and aim low and hit." That's just a taste of the insight that we learned from our hero Vic Parangelo. From his early days of wanting to be an astronaut to being a pilot in the Air Force Vic always shot for the stars. He shared his …
 
In the industrial world the protection of motors has evolved greatly. Dating back to the most basic of motor protection which included thermomagnetic overloads protecting motors has been important to keep business moving forward. Mike Rathbun is an expert in motor control and protection and walks us through one of the greatest advancements for prem…
 
When you combine an entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for helping others you get something special. That's exactly what you'll see and hear from our hero Aidan Benkowski. He has a curiosity for some of the most complex problems in industry and loves to find ways to help people solve them. At Gener8tor he spends his days connecting some of the l…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by David Seaman to look at Aaron Ramsdale's big money move to Arsenal and what this season has in store for the Gunners. Also, Man City's thumping of Norwich is discussed as well as Liverpool's win over Burnley in front of a sold out Anfield - whilst there is an extended interview with Thomas Tuchel who talks about what …
 
In the world of power a new idea is making it rise across industry - welcome to the world of smart microgrids! Graham Staples is a pioneer in this industry and helps end users make the dream of having a smart microgrid a reality as the Power and Energy Group Manager at RoviSys. Seeing that this is a new topic for many Graham does a fantastic job of…
 
Get ready for a story with turns that you'll never see coming. Jon Meighan is the President of Lake Erie Rubber and his journey there is nothing short of incredible. He always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Through that, he worked his way to being the plant manager at GE. He had a desire to make a larger impact on his community and took the leap of…
 
Tom White is joined by Darren Lewis for the first Sunday Supplement podcast of the new season, where they reflect on a big win for Manchester Untied over Leeds at a packed Old Trafford, and comfortable 3-0 wins for other title favourites Liverpool and Chelsea. There is an extended interview with Pep Guardiola looking ahead to the new season, and th…
 
As industry modernizes efforts around motor reliability continues to be at the forefront of importance. Mike Rathbun is an expert in the reliability world and takes us back to the basics to building an effective and efficient motor reliability program. He outlines the importance of having processes in place that can be ingrained in operations with …
 
As a fifth-generation logger, Ray Tharpe has a passion for the wood industry that is literally is in his blood. He leads the RTM Industrial Maintenance team and has done phenomenal work in many mills in the US. He walks us through his journey and how in January of 2016 he took the leap to start his business. He shares insight into some of the hurdl…
 
As industry continues to evolve it is important to remain focused on safety and security for control systems. Richie Fortenberry is an expert in helping others connect the important dots that enable these systems to operate at extremely efficient levels. Richie lays a foundation in this episode by zoning in on the importance of identifying and asse…
 
Mayuri Dahibhate has a phenomenal journey and shares great insight to her career in engineering. After completing her education in her home country of India Mayuri had the opportunity to work in several exciting roles focused on MES solutions. Currently she is an MES engineer at E-Technologies Group and is on the front line of helping manufacturers…
 
Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) are being optimized to make huge impacts in manufacturing and Sandy D'Souza is a leading expert in this technology. The evolution of CMMS systems is fascinating and the original roots began with technicians carrying clipboards capturing data. Fast forward and Sandy explains how the wave of technology t…
 
From selling Harley's to insurance/finance to now a wonderful Industrial Control Technician Mary Bruce Clemons' journey will have you on the edge of your seat. Her passion for STEAM - yes you read that right - comes through with everything she does. She connected early with art and sees the beauty in using that as a means to inspire the next genera…
 
What a ride Ashleigh Walters takes us on as she details the amazing journey she's been able to lead as President of Onex in Erie, PA. When she took the reigns the company had lost its family centric values and she recognized that to succeed in the future change was needed. It was her approach to leading change that makes her a phenomenal leader. Th…
 
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