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  • September 22, 2023 2:27 PM | Anonymous

    1. How long have you been a BAMA member? A year and six months.

    2. What do you like most about being a BAMA member? I enjoy interacting and helping the hard- working employees and owners in the manufacturing industry and meeting new people. Manufacturing and small business is so important for our local economy.

    3. Tell us about your company? PuzzleHR is national provider of managed services for Human Resources, Payroll administration and Benefits administration.  We attach to clients existing HR technology and provide HR administrative lift or fill gaps for existing HR departments. PuzzleHR can also become the HR, payroll, benefits, and talent department for new or small businesses.

    4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date? Raising three children and 25 years of marriage to my wife Elizabeth.

    5. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Seek God first.

    6. What is the most important skill you have developed in your career? As simple as it sounds, slowing down, listening, and asking questions consistently. As an HR consultant, it is critical to listen and learn about how a company is managing their employees, payroll, and benefits to determine their needs to present a solution specific to the challenges they are facing. Our solution is not a one size fits all, it is customized and specific to each client’s needs.

    7. What are your hobbies or interests? I enjoy riding my Trek Road Bike for exercise on the Suncoast trail, going to EOS fitness gym, coaching my son’s baseball team, reading, and building relationships.

  • August 17, 2023 6:56 PM | Anonymous

     1. How long have you been a BAMA member? Anclote Manufacturing has been a member since October 2022. 

    2. What do you like most about being a BAMA member? Networking with other manufacturers within the BAMA network. 

    3. Tell us about your company? Anclote Manufacturing Co. specializes in the precision production of CNC machined metal components and plastic injection molded parts with many secondary operation capabilities available to offer a component or a complete packaged product. We are a product development and project management company that enjoys bringing production products to market.

    4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date?  Being recognized with an “Operational Performance Award” for manufacturing products by one of the largest healthcare clinical providers in the United States. 

    5. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? FOCUS. FINISH. 

    6. What is the most important skill you have developed in your career? Working with customers to bring products to market. 

    7. What are your hobbies or interests? I enjoy golfing, fishing, and spending time with my family. 
  • June 28, 2023 3:03 PM | Anonymous
    1. How long have you been a BAMA member? 2 months
    2. What do you like most about being a BAMA member? The opportunity to work and help Manufacturer’s in the Tampa Bay Area with improving their profitability.
    3. Tell us about your company? Stellar Industrial Supply is a Distributor of MRO and Safety Supplies to the manufacturing industry, we have branches throughout the US that support our customer with Supply Chain Management , Process improvements and Safety Initiatives to name a few of our Value Added Services. All of this is to improve Customer Profitability with a highly accountable Documented Cost Saving Program initiated on behalf of our customers.
    4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date? I have worked in this Industry for over 40 years, my wife and I had the opportunity to start our business in 1991. So with 4 month old twins we took the opportunity to start Impact Industrial Supplies. We grew our business for 25 years and realized that the time was right to sell in 2015. Stellar’s CEO and I were friends in this industry and it made sense for us to sell to Stellar, what I am proud of is that all of my Impact employees have benefitted from this merger in their careers with Stellar and that we now have all the resources to be a Valued Preferred Supplier to our customers.
    5. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? When things get tough, remember that it will be temporary and that what you learn from overcoming will help you later in life. So don’t let failure or tough times beat you, learn and grow from it. I love the following quote: “Everything you want is on the other side of Fear”
    6. What is the most important skill you have developed in your career? Working with others, understanding and listening to others with a mindset to help.
    7. What are your hobbies or interests? Besides my Family, I am Passionate about Baseball and the Tampa Bay Rays, and love to fish. But the last 5 years I have committed myself to Training and competing in Boxing.

  • May 25, 2023 4:18 PM | Anonymous

    1. How long have you been a BAMA member? Since 2017

    2. What do you like most about being a BAMA member? I like the collaboration BAMA offers bringing manufacturing companies together to help each other with corresponding problems that arise across all manufacturers.

    3. Tell us about your company? Kemco Systems designs and manufactures energy and water conservation systems and equipment for applications regarding Water Reuse/Recycle, Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Filtration, Efficient Hot Water Heating, High Pressure Pumping, Wastewater Heat Recovery, Stack Heat Recovery, Chiller, Vapor/Steam Curing and Conditioning, and Total System Monitoring with turnkey solutions.

    4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date? My greatest accomplishment has been and will hopefully continue to be throughout my career the impact I have on others, my team, peers and organization. I believe if you are leading people and not seeing your impact on them as your potential greatest accomplishment one needs to evaluate why you are in a leadership position. 

    5. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Independence and education = power. Never relinquish your independence allowing someone else to sit in the drivers’ seat of your life.

    6. What is the most important skill you have developed in your career? The ability to make a decision and stand behind it – keep things moving forward not become stagnant by the inability to make a decision or paralyzed by the fear of making the wrong decision. Soft skills, emotional intelligence, knowing how to read a room, when to speak but to mostly listen, and the ability to bring people together cross departmentally to work toward a common goal.

    7. What are your hobbies or interests? As a lifelong equestrian I enjoy satiating my competitive spirit competing my show Hunter, as well as living an active lifestyle by working out and running. I am a big college football fan always rooting on my West Virginia Mountaineers to a victory. I also love entertaining an eclectic group of friends with creative cocktails, fabulous dinners, and great conversation.

  • April 20, 2023 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    1. How long have you been a BAMA member? 7 years, 3 years on the Board

    2. What do you like most about being a BAMA member? Teaming up with such a great bunch of people all working together for a great cause … advancing the manufacturing community in our region. Building meaningful relationships and sharing our passion for manufacturing. And yes, we have fun along the way!

    3. Tell us about Accelerate Results Group? We offer “common sense, low-cost approaches … covering assessment through transformation … building high performance cultures” . Leadership, lean and kaizen. Our Why: We believe inside everyone is an innovator. Unleashing this is powerful. What we do works … because it is human nature. I have been very fortunate to learn best practices from the leading practitioners in the world. Sharing this in BAMA RoundTables and with clients is very rewarding.

    4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date? Working with over thirty companies (twelve who are BAMA members) on leadership development, lean and quality and receiving an average score of 9.6 out of 10.0. Even more proud of the positive experiences and testimonials and watching these companies grow and succeed.

    5. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Be yourself but be your best self.

    6. What is the most important skill you have developed in your career?  Engaging everyone in continuous improvement. This will allow you to dramatically increase the rate at which you innovate and improve.

    7. What are your hobbies or interests? Most sports, pheasant hunting in Iowa, travel with family.

  • December 22, 2022 12:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1. How long have you been a BAMA member? We are excited to say that we actually just joined BAMA and are extremely excited to be part of this amazing organization. We are eager to meet the members and businesses that are involved. 

    2. What do you like most about being a BAMA member? The sense of community and connections it provides.  As Florida has been changing tremendously over the last year with people and businesses moving here.

    3. Tell us about your company: Ultimate 3D Printing Store is a Florida-based, family owned and operated small business, providing jobs to Florida residents. Our goal is to help Americans create more. U3DPS provides all the tools, supplies, and resources for Americans who want to join the revolution of additive manufacturing. 3D printing is the most economical approach to manufacturing since there is virtually no waste and the cost is significantly lower than traditional forms of manufacturing. American businesses – from the largest Fortune 500 to small, independent home-based creators – all benefit from this technology. With the unknowns of 2022 and changes in inflation, logistical and supply chain issues, and global tensions, companies can implement 3D printing to bring manufacturing back stateside, save time and money, and create more jobs for Americans. This technology gives users the control over the end product and the creative freedom to meet every need and specification they have. U3DPS provides the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with our team of experts who help with the most complex to the most fundamental questions.

    As America increasingly dominates the world by using state-of-the-art technology, 3D printing will continue to become more prevalent across all industries enhancing the United States’ leadership in the world. American business leaders who identify the opportunity and implement it across their companies will quickly realize the benefits. The U3DPS core values align with supporting American business and helping all customers before, during, and after the sale. Ultimate 3D Printing Store started in 2015 and has grown exponentially since then. We currently sell to and support tinker hobbyists, regular consumers, small, medium, and large businesses, Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 businesses, schools, colleges, libraries, educational facilities, the jewelry industry, and the dental industry. Our mission is to help anyone, and everyone embrace the technology of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. We invite you to explore the possibilities offered by 3D printing to make life better for all Americans.

    4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date? I opened this company in 2015 when no one really knew what additive manufacturing even was and grew the business to what it is today.  The first couple of years in any business takes an incredible amount of time, money, and resources.  Not all businesses make it.  Being a CEO of a company that is brand new, where there are zero policies, procedures, manuals, and not even an educational or training facility available in the United States for additive manufacturing makes me feel like a true entrepreneur.  The last two years we have been recognized by The Tampa Bay Business Journal and GrowFL as Grow FL Honoree For Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2022!

    2022 Fast 50 - Tampa Bay's Fastest-Growing Companies Ultimate 3D Printing Store Ranked #22

    2021 Fast 50 - Tampa Bay's Fastest-Growing Companies Ultimate 3D Printing Store Ranked #6

    And I feel like our greatest accomplishments are still to come

    5. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? To be humbled and always be a life student. 

    6. What is the most important skill you have developed in your career? Hindsight is 2020. You can always look at the mistakes you made in the past, learn from them, and know that they made you into the person you are today.  But of course, don't make the same mistakes again. 

    7. What are your hobbies or interests? I enjoy being so close to the water.  I became a member of a group called Florida Ski Riders, who do events now and then where over 400- 500 jet skis get together and ride from place to place for a day. Season Ticket holder since 2014 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  I mentor a young gentleman that is getting ready to graduate high school.  He had a huge accomplishment this year as his team got picked to go to Las Vegas on his 18th birthday to be part of Battle Bots.  Being an entrepreneur and business owner with tremendous growth over the last couple of years, the rest of my time is spent with the person that makes this all possible, my wife. 

    8. What do you want BAMA members to know most about 3D Printing /Additive Manufacturing? That the technology is growing and changing tremendously within even 6 months, let alone a year.  If you got a 3D printer 2-4 years ago, please understand that the technology has tremendously evolved and changed since then.  Its capability has grown and you need to take another look at 3D printing as to how it can fix supply chain issues, reduce costs, and help if there is a 2023 recession.  Best media outlet for Additive Manufacturing =

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  • November 30, 2022 12:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1. How long have you been a BAMA member? I formally joined BAMA in 2015 but I recall working with BAMA for at least 10 years helping coordinate manufacturing tours in Pinellas County.

    2. What do you like most about being a BAMA member? I like the way BAMA’s mission is accomplished, specifically by working with a passionate group of professionals who are eager to share ideas, and best practices working together for the advancement of manufacturing education and the STEM pipelines that feed into them.

    3. Tell us about FLATE: FLATE is part of the FloridaMakes Network and is partially funded by the Florida Department of Education. FLATE’s mission is to improve and advance technician education through curriculum reform, and professional development as well as developing the STEM pipelines that feed into them. FLATE provides exemplary industry partnerships, workforce opportunities, and educational synergy throughout the state of Florida by connecting industry and workforce needs to target educational endeavors at many community and state colleges across Florida.

    4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date? Finishing my master’s degree while recovering from malaria in two countries with different languages and cultures. I consider it my greatest accomplishment not only for the positive impact my research had on the community but also because I was able to overcome some of the toughest challenges, I have ever faced in life, language barriers, cultural differences, and life-threatening illness. With very modest English and motivated by the aspiration of becoming a better engineer and learning about other cultures, I earned my master’s degree in Delft, the Netherlands collecting my research data in Kampala, Uganda. Almost 24 months of the hardest time I ever experienced became my best memories and greatest accomplishment.

    5. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Does not matter how long it will take, if you believe in yourself, you will reach your dreams.

    6. What is the most important skill you have developed in your career? I will say “perspective”. Luckily throughout my career, I had the opportunity to work in different roles wearing different “hats” and interacting with a variety of professionals and people. Perspective helps us to understand situations from other positions, consider other experiences and viewpoints, and discover a solution that takes the needs of everyone involved.

    7. What are your hobbies or interests? I enjoy traveling exploring places and learning about other cultures. I like taking pictures. I love to swim, bike, and walk exploring nature.

  • October 11, 2022 9:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    1. How long have you been a BAMA member? I have been a Member of BAMA since April 2021.

    2. What do you like most about being a BAMA member? Being a member of Bay Area Manufacturers Association has been a rewarding experience as I have learned so much about local manufactures by participating in events, meeting manufacturers directly, and going on tours.  I have a passion for manufacturing since I grew up in a General Motors family in Flint, Michigan and would tour the plant assembly line and see the robots in action making the cars when I was a child.

    3. Tell us about PDR: PDR CPAS + Advisors is a local CPA firm that was founded over 48 years ago, we provide our clients with niche expertise services for audit, tax and accounting services. These niches include manufacturing, construction, transportation & logistics, nonprofit and business valuations. PDR takes pride to deliver exceptional client service and build relationships with our clients to help develop innovative ideas and solutions for your business needs and long-term goals. At PDR, our clients are our top priority!

    4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date? My greatest accomplishment to date is knowing that I can achieve whatever I set my mind out to do: Becoming a CPA, serving on boards and committees, giving back to the community, being a mentor and manager, developing lasting relationships, business development and connecting people to name a few!  

    5. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? The best piece of professional advice I have ever received was from a mentor who told me that “you don’t have to know everything to be successful, you just have to use your resources”. The best piece of personal advice was from my late mother who said “this too shall pass, don’t give up”.
    6. What is the most important skill you have developed in your career? The most important skill I’ve developed in my career is patience and how to be a good listener.
    7. What are your hobbies or interests? My hobbies include spending time with family and friends, Orange Theory Fitness and going to the beach! It’s my goal to visit every beach in Florida someday!  

  • August 28, 2022 7:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1.  How long have you been a BAMA member? I have been a BAMA member for a year.

    2.  What do you like most about being a BAMA member? Connecting with other members, as well as other companies. The knowledge that BAMA share with the members on a regular basis. I like that BAMA focuses on STEM education.

    3. Tell us about Mettler Toledo? METTLER TOLEDO provides product inspection solutions that ensure product quality and regulatory compliance, increase productivity, ensure operational excellence, boost profits and protect your brand. Our full range of systems – ranging from very basic and economical systems to sophisticated, state-of-the-art systems with customized material handling solutions – deliver unmatched inspection capability on all types of bulk and packaged products for environments ranging from dry to harsh wash-down. Segments including meat, poultry, seafood, bakery, confectionary, ready meals, dairy, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, personal care, chemical, beverage, pet food, and produce. Systems can be built to meet the standards of USDA, 3-A Sanitary and AMI with Allen Bradley components, and to meet FSMA and FDA requirements. We can also assist with developing your HACCP and HARPC programs.

    Safeline metal detectors are extremely sensitive and easy to use and detect all types of metal contaminants, including the most difficult to detect stainless steel. Systems are offered for dry, bulk, packaged, liquid or frozen products for gravity feed, conveyorized, pumped and throat applications

    Safeline x-ray inspection equipment combines high-resolution, low energy x-ray technology with innovative hardware and high-performance image processing to detect and reject metal, stone, bone, glass and dense plastic contaminants, and also measure product mass, check for missing or broken product and confirm fill levels.

    Hi-Speed checkweighers and caseweighers are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations to handle nearly any container type or package design even at high production rates to ensure accurate product delivery, reduced giveaway, and an optimized production processes. Innovative dashboard style controls make product set-up and changeover fast and error free for maximum uptime and productivity.

    CI-Vision machine vision systems perform accurate label and package quality inspections on plastic containers, glass bottles, jars, screw or snap-on caps, flat packages, cartons and pill packs at high speeds, Systems can also prevent label mix-up, one of the leading causes of recalls, to ensure brand protection and avoid costly lawsuits.

    PCE provides comprehensive solutions for Track & Trace programs with serialization and aggregation software, hardware and product handling using stations or integrated kits for existing packaging machinery. Scalable and module solutions offer serialization of saleable item and aggregation to bundles, case and pallet. Serialization data is captured and recorded for each line and for the site with completion of production orders and communicated to MES/ERP/Cloud systems in order to enable full traceability across the packaging line and site as well as traceability across the supply chain.

    As an OMAC member, we are committed to connectivity as well as data storage and retrieval, with methods including EthernetIP and OPC, as well as METTLER TOLEDO's ProdX data collection. ProdX facilitates the collection and storage of production data across multiple lines and facilities. All data is easily accessible and exportable to other systems, facilitating compliance with all regulatory requirements.

    Our solutions are supported by the most comprehensive engineering solutions, product testing, and training in the industry, with 24/7 telephone support and nationwide field service.

    4. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date? Personal - My family, I am a proud mother of 3 very successful children. My youngest daughter just obtained her MPH (Masters of Public Heath) in Applied Epidemiology, my middle daughter works in Education and my oldest son has a high level Manager position at Santander Bank. I also have 5 grandchildren who are my true blessings. Work – Manufacturing has been a new challenge for me in recruiting as my background was in the financial industry. I have been able to be successful in finding TOP Talent for Mettler Toledo and have learned so much about the Manufacturing industry. It has helped me grow as an individual and in my career.

    5. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Don’t ever stop learning and growing as a person.

    6.  What is the most important skill you have developed in your career? Building strong relationships across the board, with my business partners, customers, management and my peers.

    7. What are your hobbies or interests? Spending time with my grandchildren, walks on the beach, traveling.

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