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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 722: Creating Alpha In The Industrial Technology Sector

Nick Santhanam, CEO of the Fernweh Group, an investment company, is adapting an engaged investor and operator model (EIOM) to create alpha in the industrial and industrial technology sector.


Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.


Nick Santhanam

Nick Santhanam is the CEO of Fernweh Group, an investment company that is adapting an engaged investor & operator model (EIOM) to create alpha in the industrial and industrial technology sector.

Nick is a former Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company’s Palo Alto Office and was the leader of their global industrials practice. In addition, Nick was the global convener of several McKinsey annual events, including the Industrial CEO event (GILS), Industrial-tech and Semiconductors CEO event (T-30), Food Processing CEO event (FPH-30), and Senior Tech Influencers Summit (TEDS). He co-authored several of their leading industrial research – McKinsey on Industrials, McKinsey on Food Processing and Handling, and McKinsey on Packaging.

He is also on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Libraries, given his passion for continuous learning.

Early in his career, Nick worked as a technical manager at a printed circuit board (PCB) and ceramics manufacturer in New York. He also worked as a manufacturing engineer at another PCB and ceramics manufacturer in their Delaware facility.

Nick has an MS in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA in strategic management and finance from the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Ford and Palme Scholar.

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