Emerging Leaders

Video: Daily Challenges Emerging Leaders Face

In this video, Senior Editor Lori Beckman asks Production Machining’s 2020 Emerging Leaders what difficulties they deal with regularly.


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Most careers come with obstacles we learn to overcome or learn to deal with, and this is no different for the precision machining industry. But are the challenges faced by young leaders in this industry the same as other industries and careers? 

Find out that answer by watching this video, when I ask some Production Machining’s 2020 Emerging Leaders what difficulties they encounter regularly in their jobs. 

Look for an article about 2020 Emerging Leader Renee Schroeder this Thursday and why her nominator calls her “the heart and soul of the organization.” 

To watch more videos about our 2020 Emerging Leaders, click on the links below:

To learn about all of the 2020 Emerging Leaders, read Meet Production Machining’s 2020 Emerging Leaders.


  • Developing the Next Machinists

    To further develop the young crop of machining talent in the area, this high school has retooled its precision machining lab in time for the start of the new school year. The grand re-opening and ribbon cutting took place this week.

  • Young Leader Focuses on Continuous Improvement

    In his five years as business team leader at American Turned Products, Jerry Eighmy, has educated himself about continuous improvement and lean initiatives and how to implement them at both of the company’s locations.

  • Shop Addresses Skills Gap by Starting Vocational School

    Custom Machine was struggling to find qualified machinists, and its president saw little being done about the skills gap, so he started a vocational school to train new machinists.