Okay Boomer: Closing the Generation Gap in Manufacturing

Originally Recorded March 08, 2022 | 2 PM - 3 PM ET

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Baby Boomers vs. Millennials is a conflict usually waged over memes and TV shows. But in manufacturing, where retiring Boomers are not being replaced by younger generations, different expectations about work, culture, and career pathways in manufacturing come to a head. How does the generational conflict between Boomers and Millennials impact manufacturing businesses?

Join Joe Campbell, a robot industry Boomer, and Jake Hall, a manufacturing Millennial, as they share their inter-generational grievances and bust each other’s myths about manufacturing. They’ll overcome their differences (hopefully), and explore how new automation technologies are making manufacturing better for businesses and workers – of all generations.

This webinar will answer:

  • Why are Millennials killing manufacturing?
  • Why don’t Boomers want to learn new things?
  • “If I want to work with advanced technology, I shouldn’t work in manufacturing.”
  • How should Boomer manufacturers mentor and manage the next generation workforce?

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Joe Campbell, Head of Strategic Marketing, Universal Robots

Joe Campbell is a long-time veteran of the robotics and automation industry. After executive assignments in sales, marketing, operations and customer service with industry leading robot, integrator and engineering companies, Joe is head of strategic marketing for Universal Robots. Joe is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. He is a regular speaker, lecturer and author on manufacturing labor issues, and the technology and economic benefits of robots and factory automation. Joe and his family live in Birmingham, MI.

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Jake Hall, Manufacturing Millennial

Jake Hall is a Business Development Manager for Feyen Zylstra, but is better known as the Manufacturing Millennial. His passion is to advocate manufacturing, automation, digital transformation, and skilled trades by helping revolutionize the way people and companies present through social media. With 30,000 followers and 10,000,000+ views on his content, he ignites conversations about the latest in manufacturing and automation to excite the current and future workforce on the impact this industry has.

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Motion Control & Motors