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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 699: How LeasePlan Makes Leasing Work For Your Company

Ricardo Fonzaghi, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director for LeasePlan USA discusses how LeasePlan works with its clients to help them implement fleets or equipment, conserve capital, and ensure that the machinery is installed and works to the best benefit of the client.


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.


Ricardo Fonzaghi

Ricardo Fonzaghi started his professional career in the technology industry where he worked with internet services for 10 years, firstly developing and delivering solutions for corporate clients and then he was the head of internet services and strategy for a major telecommunications company, in which he gained valuable experience in operations and project management. Since 2006 he has been with LeasePlan in multiple countries and functions, currently he serves as Chief Commercial Officer for LeasePlan USA. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s commercial group and strategy specifically managing the Consultancy, Corporate Fleet, Truck and Equipment Financing and Special Fleet Programs teams. Ricardo is an Engineer with an MBA title in International Project Management, and member of the Program for Leadership Development from the Harvard Business School.

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