Voices: Big Picture Interview

Big Picture Interview is a Q&A series featuring industy thought leaders.

Manufacturing excellence through pizza and continuous improvement

In this Big Picture Interview, learn how to hire for – and apply – the soft skills that support continuous improvement.

Jul 5, 2016

Colin Cosgrove is president of Laystrom Manufacturing Co[http://www.laystrom.com]., a Chicago-based provider of sheet metal fabrications and component parts and a specialist in prototype production and value-added assemblies. After immigrating to the U.S. from Ireland in 1994, Cosgrove began his career in Chicago as a press brake operator. He then moved on to roles in engineering and sales (adding a psychology degree from Northwestern University along the way) before becoming president of Laystrom in 2016. Cosgrove spoke with Plant Services about meeting today’s manufacturing hiring challenges.

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