Terry Iverson, author of Finding America's Greatest Champion, discusses manufacturing careers with a millennial who attended the Fall 2019 meeting of the United States Cutting Tool Institute. Terry, who has been involved in manufacturing since 1980, serves as president and CEO of Iverson & Co., a machine tool distributorship and rebuilder in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Among the goals for his book, which was published in 2018, Terry set out to help the industry address the shortage of skilled labor. In his words:
"After working in the machine tool industry my entire career, I called on manufacturing companies across the country. Each and every day, customers say they simply cannot find enough skilled workers. So I embarked on a quest to change the landscape of the manufacturing workforce. The only way that I thought I could accomplish this was to write a book, one that could be used by students, parents, educators, guidance counselors, industry members, government officials and other interested parties."
The United States Cutting Tool Institute invited Terry to speak at its recent Fall 2019. During his presentation, the subject of millennials naturally came up, and, much to the benefit of those present, there was a millennial in attendence: Noah Cantara, product specialist, Hyperion Materials & Technologies, Auburn Hills, Michigan.
CTE Publisher Dennis Spaeth asked Terry and Noah if they would be willing to sit down for a conversation about manufacturing careers, and further explore the exchange of information that began taking place during the USCTI session. They agreed. So, with a nod from Hyperion as well, CTE presents "The Millennial and The Mentor."