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SAMA 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” is hosted by the 2024 SAMA Board of Directors Chairman and President of Carlberg Consulting Group Doug Carlberg. The new podcast series produced by the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA) will feature industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovators that share their experiences, wisdom, and insights regarding all things manufacturing and beyond.

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.

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.

Appreciation to production partner Nathan Gunn Studios.

Episode 1, released on June 20, 2024, features, Amy L. Gowder, President and CEO 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.

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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