Empowering Women
in Manufacturing And Business

Successful women sharing their experiences and life stories that contribute to the greater good of all, improving products, making things better and safer, and fulfilling lives.

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#104 Why Manufacturing Today Is Not What It Used to Be with Tanya DiSalvo

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Have you ever tried to get through a day without using or coming into contact with a manufactured item? It’s pretty impossible! Manufacturing is such a big part of our day-to-day lives and we don’t always recognize that. Today’s guest on the WAM Podcast is Tanya DiSilvo, she’s the president of Criterion Tool, in Brookpark, Ohio. Criterion Tool is a female-owned, non-union, precision machine shop that strives for excellence in machining for the “No Failure” industries of Medical Device, Aerospace, Defence and Photonics. Tanya received her Bachelor’s in Marketing, from Bowling Green State University. In addition to managing a precision machine shop, Tanya is the past president of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, a past board member of the Alliance for Working Together, along with holding memberships in Bio-Ohio, Wirenet, and the Precision Machines Products Association. Tune in to today’s episode to hear more from Tanya and her role in empowering women in the manufacturing world.

MEET YOUR HOST

Frances Brunelle

Frances Brunelle is the founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc., which specializes in the sale of lower middle-market manufacturing companies nationally. Fran and her team help to ensure the continuity of U.S. Manufacturing by transitioning ownership to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Fran writes on topics that help manufacturing business owners prepare their companies for sale and navigate the sale process to ensure a positive financial result in support of their retirement. Her articles can be found here. Recently Fran was named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.

To learn more about Fran and her company, click here: About Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc.


SPECIAL GUEST

Tanya DiSalvo

Tanya DiSalvo is president of Criterion Tool. Born and raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Tanya is the third-
generation owner and President of Criterion Tool. She received her bachelor’s in marketing from Bowling
Green State University. In addition to managing, Criterion, a dynamic manufacturing company that produces
precision machined components for “NO FAILURE INDUSTRIES” medical device, aerospace & weapons
firing, Tanya is past president of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, a
past board member of the Alliance for Working Together (AWT) along with holding memberships in BioOhio,
WIRE-Net, and the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA). Promoting rewarding careers in
manufacturing to the next generation is her passion. Being on the water in boats, jet skis or kayaks with her two
college age kids is a favorite pastime. She can be reached at tdisalvo@criteriontool.com.

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