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Leadership Grit: Straight Talk from UEC Electronics CEO, Mark Matthews

Mr. Matthews has years of experience in energy storage and battery technology. He started his career with EaglePicher as a Product Engineer and has also worked in various technical, business development and management roles within the power industry including Vice President of Sales and Marketing at both…


South Carolina’s Aerospace Leaders Form Advisory Board

Industry leaders from across South Carolina have come together to form an Advisory Board designed to advance and market the state’s aerospace cluster around the world. Chairman of the Advisory Board and President of Ranger Aerospace, Steve Townes, announced the new Board members and unveiled the cluster’s…


Best Practices for Developing an Entry-Level Workforce

Contributing Column by: Joel Welch, Greenville Tech Developing a highly skilled, entry-level workforce is critical for driving economic development and keeping companies competitive in today’s environment. Nationwide, communities and companies are tackling this challenge.  In many cases, efforts to satisfy industry needs are undertaken independently.  Companies will…


Q&A: Nelson Lindsay, Director of Global Business Development, SC Commerce

  The South Carolina Department of Commerce announced last week that Nelson Lindsay has joined the agency as the Director of Global Business Development. In his new role, Lindsay will direct project management activity and the recruitment of new industry to South Carolina. He will also work…


Viewpoint: Leadership Failure at VW

The revelations that Volkswagen diesel engines were designed to meet emission regulations only during emission testing with special software offers important lessons for the leader of any size business. I certainly have no inside knowledge of the crisis, but clearly it points to deep-seated cultural problems in…


Don Snizaski, CEO and Founder of Life and Safety Consultants Inc

A native of Western Pennsylvania and graduate of Valley High School near Pittsburgh, Don Snizaski, CEO and founder of Life and Safety Consultants Inc., transformed his understanding of people and safety compliance into an enduring staple of the South Carolina business community. A graduate of the College…


The Future of Manufacturing Training

The future of manufacturing training lies with virtual reality, whether it is a fully immersive simulation training exercise or a computer based training application based on 3D models of the workplace and its equipment. Imagine the Brilliant Factory which operates as a Model-Based Enterprise. The CAD file…


Why the New Product Development (NPD) Process is Unique

Many senior managers including presidents and owners of companies large and small make a serious mistake. They assume that new product development (NPD) can be managed identical to every other business process. The implications can be disastrous for a company’s ability to innovate. New product development consists…


SCMEP Spearheads Manufacturing Day Events

With over 1700 events nationwide celebrating Manufacturing Day on Oct.2, the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) will host two local events Sep. 29, and Oct 2, in honor of the occasion. The event is held annually on the first Friday in October and is meant to…