T-Rex Radio
Technically Speaking

Technically Speaking

June 17, 2019

This episode gets technical with Kali discussing what she is working on with the software engineering team, and what makes working for SMC different than her past jobs.

View from the Rooftop

View from the Rooftop

June 6, 2019

Today we get to hear about the fruition of all the work that's gone into creating the Smart Motor System - getting on the roof and installing them in RTUs. Sam and Paul talk about what the industry has been like, why SMC's motors are different, and what it takes to get them working in the field. 

Building Great Teams

Building Great Teams

May 19, 2019

On this episode, Paul talks with Levi about the value of open communication and common goals in building successful teams. They talk about creating an environment that is silo-free, developing interpersonal relationships with team members, and focusing on project goals to get them to the finish line. 

Having an Open Mind

Having an Open Mind

May 5, 2019

Asking questions. Acknowledging there is a lot to learn. Being open to others' experiences. Today's episode is with Eric Meyerson, VP of Marketing at SMC, who shares how he has approached each new market he has engaged with. From millennials at YouTube to dairy farmers in Minnesota, Eric shares how his curiosity and willingness to learn has led to success. 

Being Productive

Being Productive

April 28, 2019

On the pod this week, Paul and Ryan talk productivity. From what you eat, to what you do, to how you do it, there is a lot to maximizing your ability to get things done.

The Beginning

The Beginning

April 21, 2019

This week we get to hear about the beginning of the technology from Piyush. He and Ryan talk about the inspiration for the SMC motor, early problem solving, where we are and where we are going from here.

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

April 14, 2019

This episode is a conversation with Operations Engineer Hemik Parikh. He and Paul talk root cause analysis, first principles thinking, working with cross-functional teams, lean processes, and continuous improvement.  

It’s About the People

It’s About the People

April 7, 2019

In this episode, Paul turns the tables on sometimes-interviewer and pod producer Patti and asks her the questions. They talk about the various aspects of marketing, just getting started, and the many things that go into culture-building.

Creating Sustainable Value

Creating Sustainable Value

March 31, 2019

Finding solutions for clients. Addressing real world issues. Establishing priorities. In this episode, Paul and Bruce sit down to talk about how SMC's products have evolved and continue to evolve to meet the demands of the market.

Living Our Agreements

Living Our Agreements

March 24, 2019

Living up to our behavioral agreements isn't always easy, but doing so does provide a way through difficult situations. On this episode of T-Rex Radio, Avid and Paul W share a time they had a disagreement, and how each used SMC's five behavioral agreements as a way back to the table. In the end, through practicing extreme ownership and trust, they found a way to not only communicate better, but to find a way to add sustainable value to the company.