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#62 Full Time: Changing The Perception Of The Manufacturing Industry

A portrait of a young industrial woman engineer standing in a factory, arms crossed.

This week on WAM’s edition of “Full Time,” Amy Nicklaus sits down with fellow WAM host, Andrea Olson. Andrea is the CEO of Prag’madik, an operational strategy consultancy, and the Director of the Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of mid-market manufacturing in the US.

The two ladies dive into Andrea’s background and how her experience in the manufacturing industry has inspired her latest book, No Disruptions: The New Future For Mid-Market ManufacturingAmy and Andrea also talk about why it’s so critical to never lose sight of what your customer wants, and how manufacturing companies can prepare for a big shift of employees moving into retirement. Tune in to hear Andrea’s tips on how to get more done and change our perspective of success!


Amy Nicklaus

Amy Nicklaus is the founder and creative mind behind Nicklaus Marketing & PR, a full-service marketing and public relations agency located in Randolph, New Jersey. Her extensive experience spans across advertising, sales, marketing, and consulting in companies of all sizes, including CBS, Clear Channel, and Beasley Broadcasting. Amy’s experience, curiosity, and passion for her work have set her apart in her field as she provides businesses with the resources needed to achieve their full potential.

Amy and her husband have two little girls and two boys (yellow labradors). She believes in working hard and being the best example she can be in business and in life for her girls.

In addition to being a host on The WAM Podcast, Amy has branched off and started her own podcast, Full Time With Amy Nicklaus, which is also a Jacket Media Co. podcast. Amy and her guests provide some honest insight into the hectic world of working women. To learn more, visit fulltimewithamy.com.


Andrea Olson

Andrea Olson, the author of No Disruptions: The New Future For Mid-Market Manufacturingis inspiring and educating industrial business leaders on how to transform their approach to marketing, technology, and communications. With 19-years of experience, the four-time ADDY® Award-winner is currently the CEO of Pragmadik and the Director of the Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition.

For more information on Olson’s book, workshops, keynote speeches, or consulting, please visit www.pragmadik.com and www.nodisruptions.com. Follow Andrea Olson on Twitter @pragmadik
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