The WAM Podcast

Most people have heard that women are 51% of the U.S. population and only 27% of employees in manufacturing, but there is so much more to this story than a few statistics.  To bring the story to life, Jacket Media Co., broadcasters of Manufacturing Talk Radio, created The WAM Podcast, where accomplished women interview accomplished women who can share their experiences and encourage women to look across the broad landscape of manufacturing, from the shop floor to the C-Suite, and the expanse of jobs and careers in between, to learn more about this exciting sector of the U.S. economy, and what it might hold for them.

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Recent Episodes

From Peace Corps Volunteer to Vice President of Transplace

From growing up in a small Pennsylvania coal-mining town, to a volunteer post in Africa – and a successful career in the logistics industry, our guest, Mollie Bailey Haney, has experienced things most people don’t get to see in a lifetime. After completing her degree in liberal arts, Mollie wasn’t ready for a 9-5 job.  She heard about some friends’ experiences with the Peace Corps and decided… More…

LFM Capital and Private Equity with Jessica Ginsberg

In today’s episode, Frances Brunelle speaks with Jessica Ginsberg, Director of Business Development at LFM Capital. LFM is a private equity investment group focused on niche manufacturing and industrial service businesses. Jessica is responsible for LFM’s business development activities, including overseeing the firm’s direct sourcing and outreach to intermediaries. She brings over 11 years of… More…

Buying and Selling Manufacturing Companies with Jaimie Petrow

In today’s episode, host Frances Brunelle interviews Jaimie Petrow, the Head of Business Development at Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers. In this episode, Frances and Jaimie discuss all of the ins and outs of buying and selling manufacturing companies, from necessary documents and information to the risks involved and the duration of transition. Jaimie highlights the importance of trust and transparency… More…

Our Hosts

Andrea Olson
CEO of Pragmadik

Andrea Olson

Barbara A. Trautlein, PhD
Principal and Founder of
Change Catalysts

Barbara Trautlein

Desiree Grace
Director of Channel Accounts and Programs for Panduit Corporation

Desiree Grace

Jennifer McNelly
Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Safety Professionals

Jennifer McNelly

Amy Nicklaus
Managing Partner of Nicklaus Marketing

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Linda Rigano
Principal Consultant of The Rigano Group

WAM Host Linda Rigano

Frances Brunelle
Founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc


Rosemary Coates
Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and the President of Blue Silk Consulting.

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Emily Soloby
Founder and CEO of Juno Jones

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