Hear Paul Steck, President of Exothermic Molding discuss how he transitioned from working IN his business on all the minutia and tactical stuff to working ON his business at the strategic level and succession planning.
Episode 542: Work IN Your Business or Work ON Your Business
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.
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.
Paul Steck, President of Exothermic Molding, worked his way up in the business, starting at the bottom when his family purchased the company from its original owners. He gained hands-on experience in the following areas: Sheet Metal Fabrication, CNC Machining, Industrial Spray Painting, Silk Screening, and Assembly. In 1990 Paul purchased the company to become its full-time operating principal.
Paul has grown the business with a philosophy of putting people first—including both his employees and his customers. He has accelerated the company’s expansion by investing in both staff talent and state-of-the-art equipment.
Paul is a graduate of Cornell University, with a BS degree in Business Administration. He is a Board member of the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board and has also served on the New Jersey Manufacturing and Technology Association’s Board, as well as the Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Committee.