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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 273: Growth Through Acquisition Drives This Product Design, Development, And Manufacturing Firm

Concept about 3D printing which is an innovative additive manufacturing technology for rapid prototyping and producing complex geometry or spare parts

Today’s guest is Mark Dohnalek, President & CEO of Pivot International, a US-based, global product design, engineering, and manufacturing firm with strengths in industrial design, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and software development. There are very few firms offering Custom Software Development programs to help your business develop with its goals in mind. In this episode Mr. Dohnalek talks with hosts Lew and Tim about growth through acquisition and how what they are doing at Pivot has been critical to their accelerated growth which includes 5 acquisitions in the past 2 years as well as 3-D printing trends, global supply chain trends and more.


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.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Mark Dohnalek

Mark Dohnalek is President & CEO of Pivot International, a US-based leading global product design, engineering, and manufacturing firm with strengths in industrial design, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and software development. Over $50 Million in annual revenues, Pivot is headquartered in Kansas with operations in the UK, China, Taiwan, and Manila. Mark Dohnalek leads Pivot International’s global core business and acquisitions in the US, UK, and Asia by utilizing his experience of over 30 years in manufacturing, product development and business management. His broad spectrum of experiences in manufacturing, engineering, biometric, security, industrial consumer, and medical product solutions have enabled him to grow the company and expand in European and Asian markets. Since he acquired Pivot in 2012, he has leveraged his business experience and passion for innovation to develop, engineer and manufacture solutions for clients in various industries leading 5 acquisitions over the past two years. A thought-leader in the industry, Mark Dohnalek is regularly interviewed and published in the media and authors a monthly column at Supply Chain Management Review.

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