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#168 The Power of Workplace Adaptation and Employee Advocacy, with Eileen Guarino


In this episode, WAM host Rosemary Coates sits down with Eileen P. Guarino, the CEO of Greno Industries Inc. — a machine shop based in upstate New York that has evolved to become a trusted manufacturer of machine parts, which serve a wide range of industries, including several Fortune 500 companies.

After taking over for her father, who founded the company in 1961, Eileen swiftly instilled her fresh yet informed perspective to Greno Industries, Inc. This allowed her to adapt Greno to an ever-changing industry, which included many workplace challenges of the global pandemic. In terms of women in the workplace, Eileen recently saw Greno receive a Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, a leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations and a valuable networking partner for Greno.

Throughout the episode, Rosemary and Eileen touch on the skilled labor shortage in the United States, what it’s like to be a small business competing with global outsourcing, and how Greno Industries Inc. adapted to the lack of face-to-face interactions with customers and the supply chain during the global pandemic.

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Rosemary Coates

Ms. Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a Global Supply Chain consulting firm. She is a best-selling author of: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China and 42 Rules for Superior Field Service and The Reshoring Guidebook. 

Ms. Coates lives in Silicon Valley and has worked with over 80 clients worldwide. She is also an Expert Witness for legal cases involving global supply chain matters.  She is passionate about Reshoring.


Eileen Guarino

Greno Industries, Inc. offers a full range of CNC precision machining services. With more than 50 years of family ownership, management, values and our long-tenured team, Greno offers the highest quality machined parts, built to the exacting specifications of our large and diverse customer base. At Greno, first-class customer service and complete accuracy of the products we deliver drive our business through each step of manufacture and testing. We are diligent with our quality control process, consistently reviewing, testing and upgrading our machining equipment. Our state-of-the-art CNC software and machinery allows us to provide accurate and efficient precision machining services from very smallest parts up to those as large as 144 inches. With our customers in mind, we continually make improvements on all levels to ensure we get it right– on time, every time.

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