T-Rex Radio
On Respecting Humanity

On Respecting Humanity

August 22, 2019

On this episode of T-Rex Radio, Paul talks with Ryan, Avid, and David about working with VES Environmental Solutions. They share the impact SMC's value of "Respect Humanity" has had on the team's ability to work together effectively and efficiently.  

OKRs: Eric on Go to Market Strategy

OKRs: Eric on Go to Market Strategy

August 11, 2019

This week Paul continues his discussion on OKRs with Eric. They talk about his focus on VES, go to market strategy, and how VES uniquely demonstrates SMC's capabilities and ability to add sustainable value. 

OKRs: Avid on VES, Tiger Teams, and Culture

OKRs: Avid on VES, Tiger Teams, and Culture

August 4, 2019

We continue on the theme of OKRs with Avid's objectives around VES, creating a tiger team, and bringing the values and agreements SMC works by to our partners and customers. 

OKRs: Jay & People Ops

OKRs: Jay & People Ops

July 28, 2019

Today's episode features People Ops Director Jay Gardner's take on OKRs. She and Paul talk about the difference between objectives and key results, and then delve into Jay's own OKRs - for SMC and for herself. 

Ryan Talks SMC’s OKRs

Ryan Talks SMC’s OKRs

July 21, 2019

This episode dives into SMC's objectives. Ryan talks about the why, how, and where these OKRs will take the company. 

From HVAC to Space

From HVAC to Space

July 14, 2019

This week Ryan talks with Nick Nagel. They talk abut the mechanical aspects of the motor, the promise the technology holds, and what the vision for the future looks like. 

The Customer’s Point of View

The Customer’s Point of View

June 28, 2019

Today's episode is a special one. Paul Wickberg had the chance to sit down with Steve Hagen, an industry veteran of 40 years - most recently at Sprouts. They talk about energy efficiency measures trying new technologies, making mistakes, and what makes a good vendor/partner, among other things. 

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.