June 20, 2024

San Antonio Manufacturers Association Launches Podcast Series “Lead with Me”

Manufacturing is a leading force in U.S industry providing careers and economic development through innovation and impact. Who are the leaders and creators behind the rapid growth of manufacturing and where is the industry going in the future?

“Lead with Me,” hosted by Doug Carlberg, is a new podcast series produced by the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA). It features industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovators that share their experiences, wisdom, and insights regarding all things manufacturing and beyond.

Each month, “Lead with Me” will give podcast subscribers an inside look into a manufacturing professional’s life story and key moments that made them who they are today.

Episode 1, released on June 20, 2024, features Amy L. Gowder, President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Aerospace Defense & Systems. Gowder’s leadership roles previously included CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne; President and General Manager of Commercial Engine Solutions for Lockheed Martin; and as Vice President and General Manager for Lockheed Martin’s Training and Logistics Solutions in Rotary and Mission Systems.

Hosted by the 2024 SAMA Board of Directors Chairman and President of Carlberg Consulting Group Doug Carlberg, “Lead with Me” is produced by SAMA. For 110 years, SAMA has served as the voice of and advocate for the manufacturing industry in the greater San Antonio metropolitan area, aligning people and organizations through professional resources and relationships. SAMA strives to be recognized as the South Central Texas engine of growth for manufacturers and a career accelerator for individuals.

To access the podcast, visit SAMA, the Carlberg Consulting Group, or download “Lead with Me” wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

For more information, contact:

Dan Yoxall, SAMA,, (210) 332-0747

Doug Carlberg, Carlberg Consulting Group,, (210) 872-7407

The manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors of the San Antonio economy.

This fast-growing sector includes aerospace and motor vehicle manufacturing.
San Antonio companies manufacture machinery, computer components, electrical equipment and more.
From furniture to food and beverage manufacturing, this sector is a major employer in the area.
If it can be made from petroleum, plastic, paper, or just about anything else, there’s a local manufacturer that does it.
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