Articles by author: Bret Brown

Live from FABTECH 2021: Eddie Saunders of Flex Machine Tools

This is another episode of “Manufacturing A Stronger Standard” live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp., Derek DeGeest, talked with Eddie Saunders, Creative Read more


Finishing Industry Trends and Challenges: Manufacturing A Stronger Standard
July 2, 2022
This episode of Manufacturing A Stronger Standard is live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp. Derek DeGeest, talked with Scott Francis, editor-in-chief of Products Finishing, the Read more
Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Richard Wilcox and LestaUSA Increasing Customers’ Production with New Automation Systems
July 2, 2022
Achieving automation on the finishing side requires many pieces—two of the most important being the conveyor system and robotics. Host of Manufacturing a Stronger Standard Derek DeGeest spoke with Systems Sales Read more
Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Nordson Customer Success with LestaUSA Technology
July 2, 2022
Derek DeGeest was back at FABTECH 2021 for another Manufacturing a Stronger Standard conversation. He spoke with Frank Mohar, Regional Sales Manager at Nordson, about the partnership between the companies and Read more
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Listen: Study Finds AR More Useful in Operations Than Sales For Retailers
June 4, 2018
  New research shows that the future of online retail is about augmented reality. According to ABI Research, AR is a useful tool for online shoppers who are unable to interact with the Read more
Hilton Hotels Aims to Cut Carbon Footprint in Half by 2030
May 23, 2018
After a survey of over 70,000 people, Hilton Hotels is looking to increase their efforts towards sustainable travel and tourism. The survey found that 62 percent of participants would not remain Read more
Listen: ANQ Digital Signage adds Omron Facial Recognition Module
May 22, 2018
  Facial recognition technology could be the most innovative way to market to potential customers. Omron Electronic Components Europe in collaboration with ANQ has developed facial Read more
Listen: Chicago Restaurant Tests Automated Robotic Server
May 22, 2018
  Penny, a robotic server created by Bear Robotics, is looking to change the future of the restaurant industry. After being programmed to understand the layout of the restaurant, Penny is Read more
Listen: Microsoft Acquisition Aims to Advance AI
May 22, 2018
  Multinational technology company Microsoft has acquired Semantic Machines in hopes of advancing conversational artificial intelligence. Semantic Machines has developed a new approach to Read more
Listen: Marriott to Expand Retail Presence
May 22, 2018
  Marriott International and the retail real estate company Simon are partnering to open 5 new hotels near shopping and restaurant locations. Patrick Peterman, VP of development and asset Read more
Listen: New York Apartments Debuting VR Tours
May 18, 2018
  The Hudson Yards mega project is now giving tours of model apartments using the power of virtual reality. The excitement for the 917 foot tall Hudson Yards project has lead to the Read more
Listen: Fidelity Implements Virtual Reality Robot in Customer Service
May 18, 2018
  Fidelity Investments has developed a virtual reality financial advisor to answer your questions and give you support. Cora, the virtual advisor, was developed using Amazon Sumerian a Read more
Listen: Toys R Us to Sell Intellectual Property
May 16, 2018
  Toys R Us is looking to sell off its intellectual properties, creating what experts say to be one of the best brands to ever be sold by a company going out of business. Domains such as Read more