Jul 29, 2020
Mindfulness Manufacturing is pleased to have Terry Iverson as a
guest on our podcast today. Terry is a 3rd generation President and
CEO of a family built CNC distribution business. He is also the
founder of an Organization called “Champion Now and its sole
purpose is to change people’s perception of manufacturing for the
better. Listen as Terry shares his passion and years of experience
on Mindfulness Manufacturing.
- 2:56 The human interface. Terry discusses the human element and
how this has always been a constant. The human interface in
buying and selling components is still consistent today, 40 years
later since Terry has started.
- 5:40 Automation and computerization. Terry talks about where he
sees Manufacturing going and how manufacturing companies were not
very good at marketing their companies, good at marketing their
products not their companies. They have not marketed the jobs
or careers within their company very well.
- 8:05 Everything starts with integrity. Terry talks about never
deciding based on a financial gain or loss it has always been on
integrity and honesty and running a company on these virtues.
What has happened over the years there has not been as strong of a
mentoring program for the younger people.
- 10:20 look for somebody who is a good person. Terry talks about
looking for people who are good to the core and want a
relationship. People want a job but they truly want to have a
relationship at their work. There is way too much jumping
around. Terry discusses Manufacturing day and the importance
of promoting this to show videos and films and invite people into
the facilities. This helps to show what todays manufacturing
- 13:25 Show up early, stay late and tell the truth. Terry talks
about the 3 things that he promotes and finds important to help the
younger people in a career. The importance of taking the time
to live by these helps create a career rather than a job.
Terry talks about how he has lived these 3 virtues within his own
- 17:31 Champion now. Terry talks about Champion now, ‘Change How
American Manufacturing’s Perceived In Our Nation”. In 2012 founded
he founded the organization with the sole purpose of changing
perceptions of manufacturing for the better. Helping the
younger generation understand the great careers offered in
- 22:23 There’s an opportunity. Terry talks about woman in
manufacturing and how we need to be advocates of this. He
talks about being fortunate of meeting and working with woman in
manufacturing even within his own business. Being more aware
and being more open to this can make the difference.
- 25:56 Relationships make the world go around. Terry talks about
the importance of relationships and the role this plays in
manufacturing and within his own business.
- 27:20 First concert. Terry’s first concert, Bad Company.
And if stuck on an island one artist to take with you? Dan
Fogelberg would be my choice.
and paste the link to access information on Terry’s book. You
can follow and reach Terry at the following social media platforms
Iverson & Company