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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 357: Challenges In The Food Processing Industry

Bowl cutter for the production of sausage minced meat

Robert Salamone is Manager of Vertical Engagements at the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NJMEP) joining hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the challenges in the food processing industry in New Jersey, which in many ways reflect similar challenges across the country.


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.


Robert Salamone

Manager, Vertical Engagements
Phone: 908-797-0018

Bob has worked in a variety of manufacturing fields. Being involved in manufacturing for many years, he is able to assess businesses difficulties and bring the right solutions to the forefront in order to solve challenges in the quickest and most efficient way possible. His diverse background and unique skill set have given him the expertise to become a trusted advisor to manufacturers.

Bob’s professional experience is diverse, covering areas such as food safety, food processing, food product innovation, and chemical and medical devices.  Bob is currently delivering a diverse food-related client base expertise on food safety and food-related gap analysis directly, or via industry resources.  He also assists with Food Safety Planning, GMP’s, FSMA Compliance, Hazard Analysis, implementation, as well as offering processing assistance, and product and process guidance.


  • More than 30 years of successful experience in Sales, Marketing and Operations. Strong record of accomplishment in growing sales and profits and building competitive product portfolios.
  • Vice President of Operations with EVAX Systems Inc
  • VP Business Development with Siemens


    • MBA in Marketing from Long Island University


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Villanova University.
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