Josh Chernin has 30 years' experience in manufacturing, both domestically and overseas. He has led both turnarounds and startups, and worked in printing, metals, contract medical device and aerospace manufacturing, and weaving of 3D composites. He is currently a consultant, the part-time COO of Textiles Engineering and Manufacturing, and a Partner in Business Improvement Group, LLC, and is involved in two non-profits. He lives in Hudson, MA.
About our discussion he says, "I'd like to talk about generating interest among younger people and veterans in getting into manufacturing. The old image of manufacturing as a hot, dirty, boring job is no more. Modern manufacturing is extremely creative, data-rich and disciplined, and offers huge opportunities for people who can learn quickly. The stigma about manufacturing is a cultural one; I've seen the opposite in Germany, where I led a startup factory. At a time when people are looking for good jobs, manufacturers need good people, but somehow the two markets don't seem to have intersected."
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