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In this episode, Kevin O'Neill, CEO of Steele Solutions, chats about how shifting his leadership style to focus on delegation and strategic planning allowed him to empower his team to excel. Kevin shares how he navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing that mentorship and adaptability were key to Steele Solutions' ongoing success and rebranding journey.

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Mitch Hayes joins Warehouse.Chat to discuss the importance of authenticity in leadership and personal growth, emphasizing the vital role of mentors in career development. He addresses the challenges of balancing work and personal life, stressing the value of dedicating time to personal growth and reflection. Additionally, Mitch shares insights from his work-in-progress book on authenticity, highlighting the fulfilling nature of sharing knowledge and experiences through writing.

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In this week's chat, Matt Fain, CEO of PopCapacity, unveils the journey behind the creation of a digital marketplace for warehouse space. He illustrates how PopCapacity revolutionizes the industry by offering unparalleled visibility and data-driven insights into warehouse facilities. As Matt shares his insights, he emphasizes the pivotal role of assembling the right team, embracing failure, and trusting intuition, providing invaluable guidance for newcomers navigating the logistics and supply chain landscape. Tune in as we explore the power of authenticity, innovation, and collaboration in shaping the future of warehousing.

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Join Warehouse.Chat for a sit down with Van Clarkson, President of Fairchild Equipment and Chairmen of MHEDA, as he highlights the crucial role of collaboration in the material handling industry and the importance of personal and professional growth through learning from mistakes. Van also shares practical advice on work-life balance, goal-setting, and maintaining discipline in sales. Don't miss out on this week's insightful chat!

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“The Innovator’s Spirit” - In this episode of Warehouse.Chat, Chuck Swoboda shares insights from his experience at Cree, emphasizing the crucial role of innovation as a mindset in organizational success. He highlights the need for leaders to foster a culture that embraces learning from failure and provides practical advice for driving innovation within teams. Joined by Jake, they explore various topics including entrepreneurship, leadership, and the importance of transparency and feedback in building strong organizational cultures. Their discussion underscores the significance of customer focus and the value of aligning organizational values with customer needs for long-term success in warehouse management

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Mike Vaquero, President of MV Installation, Inc., shares insights into industry challenges and his transition into leading his family's business. He emphasizes the significance of detailed project information, and adapting to industry changes. Additionally, he highlights the importance of quality control, effective time management, and cultivating customer relationships. Vaquero also addresses common pitfalls, characteristics of successful salespeople, and the necessity of communication between sales and installation teams.

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This week on Warehouse.Chat, join Nate Storey, CEO of Storage Solutions, as he delves his career journey, industry insights, and the significance of fostering a strong company culture. Through personal stories and experiences, Nate underscores the impact of mentorship and networking, offering valuable advice for navigating the industry and making the most of trade shows like MODEX. Additionally, he stresses the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and reflects on the achievements he's most proud of in his career.

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Join us this week as we chat with Dave Collins and Jordan Tlumak, the co-founders of Epiq Engineering and OneRack. Tune in to hear how their early days at Epiq Engineering sparked the creation of the Award-Winning OneRack software. Learn about the key factors that distinguish successful individuals, the impact of influential mentors, and the motivation behind their entrepreneurial journey. Plus, don't miss out on a firsthand demo of the innovative OneRack software and its features.

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Milt Tandy, President, and a long-time employee of WireCrafters joins us this week on Warehouse.Chat. Listen in as we chat about Milt's comfort with content creation, the success of WireCrafters' videos, and the evolution of WireCrafters' product portfolio. We also dive into some of the coolest projects Milt has worked on, changes in the industry, the importance of building relationships with distributors, and lessons learned in his 40+ years in the industry. Don’t miss this week’s chat with one of the best!

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In this episode, guest Ben Gruettner chats about his experience in the robotics industry. Ben discusses topics such as getting into the industry, the evolution of robotics, the benefits of automation, and the challenges of building genuine relationships in a remote work environment. He also touches on the importance of authenticity in sales, continuous learning in the industry, and the future plans for Robust.AI.

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In this chat, Jake Thomas interviews guest Ryan Keepman about his experience in the freight and supply chain industry. Ryan emphasizes the significance of relationship-building, hiring the right individuals, and maintaining ethical conduct. He also delves into the challenges of prioritizing tasks and the importance of a positive company culture centered around trust and communication. Ryan shares insights on NIL college partnerships and highlights the value of community and collaboration. Reflecting on his entrepreneurial journey, he finds fulfillment in creating meaningful endeavors. The conversation wraps up with a discussion on work-life balance and the significance of celebrating wins.

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John Sloan discusses his background and career path, including his experience at Cubic Design and the founding of Legacy. He shares insights on hiring and building a team, as well as the growth of Legacy Steel. John emphasizes the importance of training and empowering employees, and the value of learning from mistakes. He also discusses how he maintains company culture and builds relationships in the industry. John expresses gratitude for the people who have helped him along the way. The conversation covers topics such as competition, integrity, scarcity mindset, and customer relationships. 

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