Straight Outta Crumpton

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.

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potential of the HVAC industry

Unlocking the Potential of the HVAC Industry for Career Success

The demand for HVAC solutions came into broad view during the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry thrived during this period and continues to do so, heading into 2023. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts steady growth of HVAC industry jobs through 2029. The is lots of potential in the HVAC industry with excellent pay […]

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Career Progression and Bridging the Educational and Representational Gap in the HVAC Industry

Over 97% of HVAC technicians in the US are men, while women comprise only 2.6% of the industry. This disparate statistic is often a commonality among many trade industries. However, one insider hopes to change that. What is she doing to encourage others to join the skilled trade of HVAC? On the latest episode of […]

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Advocating for Skilled Trades

  Internationally, skilled trade jobs face various stigmas and poor advocacy. Canadian stigmas around the trade industry parallel similar thoughts in the US. So, how does advocacy help fight these assumptions? What does engaging advocacy look like? And after many years in the trade industry, how are professionals catering to new prospects and attracting new […]

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Connecting Tradespeople in the Skilled Trade Industry

With 650,000 available jobs in the construction industry alone, the skilled trade labor shortage is considered one of the biggest challenges facing the U.S. economy. To complicate the situation further, fewer than 16% of young people claimed they would consider a skilled trade career in a recent research study by Stanley Black & Decker. With […]

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Early Trade Training Through Apprenticeships for Young Students

So, what does early trade training look like? This episode offers a first-person point of view on advocating for trades from a fresh trade apprentice. Since 2012, there has been a 64% increase in trade apprentices (US Department of Labor). How are young people getting attracted to trade training and apprenticeships? What makes them choose […]

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Reaching Commercial HVAC Industry Customers Through Social Media

When thinking about social media, the HVAC industry might not immediately come to mind, but Insight Partners isn’t camera shy. They recognize the need to share best practices and show the latest technology innovations, products, and services happening in the HVAC community. Through its HVAC TV YouTube Channel, Insight Partners brings critical information to those […]

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Making Data Center Careers Accessible for Everyone

Greg Crumpton from Straight Outta Crumpton speaks to many industry leaders, and over the life of his podcast, he’s had plenty on the show. But until now, each guest has made no more than one appearance. That all changed when Carrie Goetz, Principal/CTO at StrategITcom, returned to the program. And what exciting things have Goetz […]

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Sharing Knowledge in the HVAC Industry for an Improved Customer Experience

  Good communication goes a long way and can often be the backbone for providing an efficient, friendly, and improved customer experience. While strong communication is a vital area for many industries, it is the trade industry that benefits the most from soft skills. Why do these skills matter so much and how can the […]

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Shaping the Welding Industry with Critical Education

Working in a field, such as the welding industry, where you have the responsibility to teach comes with a personal reward. In fact, one of the most rewarding professions is being a teacher. So, when one is a teacher in a niche area that requires hands-on learning, such as welding, it’s only natural that educators […]

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Problem-Solving and Imagination…the “It” Gene?

Does your job involve problem-solving and imagination, or is your phone the problem-solver for you? Gone are the days when you had to memorize a name, password, or phone number. This dependence on technology may even be detrimental to the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memory. How can we foster imagination and […]

youth in the skilled trades industry

Engaging Today’s Youth in the Skilled Trades Industry

The skilled labor gap, particularly youth in the skilled trades industry, has affected a lot of trades in America. This downward trend only worsened when the COVID-19 pandemic forced many industries against the wall. It also created a domino effect that saw a major shortage and lower entry rates in a lot of trades jobs, […]

women in the trucking industry

Opportunities for Women in the Trucking Industry

  While women comprise nearly half of Canada’s workforce (47%), only three percent of women make up the number of Canadian truck drivers. While the number of women getting their commercial driver’s licenses has increased since 2010, there is a long way to go to realize the potential of women in the trucking industry. The […]

HVAC industry relationships

The Importance of Building Strong HVAC Industry Relationships

  Building relationships is one of Greg Crumpton’s favorite topics. A close second is air conditioning. Crumpton is always fascinated by the various people who make the HVAC industry hum, which is why on Straight Outta Crumpton, he always finds the most interesting folks in the business to talk some shop. And this week was […]

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Building a Network of Successful People with Peak Performance

  Becoming an overnight success story with peak performance often comes with the trait of being a high achiever. High achievers and successful people tend to be one and the same, and it’s usually due to one specific common quality that they all share, per Inc. Magazine. Discussing the accomplishments of success with successful people […]

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Doing it All Made Easy the Mitch Joel Way

Mitch Joel is a disruptor in the thought leader space. Through his ThinkersOne website, Joel helps businesses connect with the most influential thought leaders in all industries. And Joel’s other site, Six Pixels of Separation (also the title of Joel’s bestselling book), brings insights on brands, consumers, technology, and how connected the world’s become. With […]

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Ensuring a Quality Business Environment

Creating and running a business takes a lot more than an idea and investment. Per Investopedia, one important facet to running a good business involves the type of staff a company has. When business ownership is properly searching and investing in quality workers, it will allow for a smooth-running business, and subsequently, have efficient employees.  […]

The Value that Exists in Trades as a Career Choice

A university degree has been the traditional career path method for decades. But things are changing, and trade schools are becoming more popular, with good reason. Trades can offer faster pathways to a career, stable pay, and better flexibility than the normal 9 to 5. As newer generations approach their futures differently, trades are becoming […]

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Providing Safety and Comfort to Construction Workers

In 2020, the construction industry accounted for 46.1 percent of all fatal falls, slips, and trips, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Within private construction, nonfatal injuries and illnesses resulting from falls, slips, and trips occurred at 31.4 per 10,000 full-time workers in 2020. These sobering numbers highlight the need for safety precautions […]

River Tales: Olympic Gold Medalist Joe Jacobi on How Canoeing Changed His Life

  In the latest episode of the podcast “Straight Outta Crumpton,” host Greg Crumpton was also joined by co-host Tyler Kern, and the two chatted with Olympic gold medalist Joe Jacobi. Over 30 years ago Jacobi won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona alongside his teammate Scott Strausbaugh. The duo clutched […]

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The Impact of the Chip Shortage on Vehicle Life Cycles

Alliance DriveAway Solutions is a logistics company. As Lijun Ji, CEO at Alliance DriveAway Solutions, puts it, DriveAway is like ordering an Uber for machinery. Their solution focuses on the transportation of class A trucks. Ji spoke with Tyler Kern and Greg Crumpton about her business and its unique offering in the marketplace. When a […]

Integrated HVACD Solutions for Cannabis Cultivation

The cannabis industry is quickly going mainstream. As more and more states legalize cannabis, the stigma attached to this horticulture specialty is drifting away, and a varied mix of people are finding enormous business potential and growth in the product. Adrian Giovenco, Founder & CEO of InSpire Transpiration Solutions, sat down with the Straight Outta […]

Building Relationships the Family Way

Is it time to reveal some family secrets? Greg Crumpton navigated some familiar waters with his latest guest, his sister, Angela Leissa, or as Crumpton calls her, Dr. Leissa. Leissa, a retired Primary/Secondary Education Professional, was a former DeKalb County, Georgia School System Principal for thirty years. On Crumpton’s show, he often discusses professionals who […]

The Leadership Lessons to Learn from the World of Ballroom Dancing

  The way relationships maintain in the world of ballroom dancing is a unique aspect in its own. Professional ballroom dancer Kristie Simmonds discusses with Straight Outta Crumpton hosts Greg Crumpton and Tyler Kern. From Sydney, Australia, Simmonds entered into her professional career at 18 where she moved to Europe to train and compete. “I […]

Building the Next Generation Through Sharing Knowledge

As technology continues to find ways to keep growing, sharing knowledge and building trustful relationships plays an important role in the next generation. Hosts Greg Crumpton and Tyler Kern sat down with Ron Vokoun, the Director of Critical Facilities at OAC Services, to discuss the industry and the factors around its growth. When Vokoun entered […]

Apprenticeships are Vital in Developing the Next Generation of Workers

  Trevor Matthews worked in refrigeration until he admittedly, lost his joy. Greg Crumpton refers to it as a complacency rut, “in a rinse repeat cycle.” Today Matthews, Founder of Refrigeration Mentor, has re-sparked his joy. “Refrigeration Mentor started because I have a passion for the refrigeration industry,” said Matthews. He recognized a void in […]

What Is Required for a Controlled Environment Agriculture HVAC System?

What Is Required for a Controlled Environment Agriculture HVAC System?

  Anders Peterson started working in the cannabis industry fifteen years ago. Today, he’s a cell molecular biologist, and his obsession with the science behind the plants drives his career. Peterson is a Cannabis Operations Specialist at Inspire Transpiration Solutions. Inspire specializes in integrated HVDC systems for proper temperature, humidity, and airflow for indoor plant […]

Start-ups Need to Focus on Creating Value Before Expanding

Start-ups Need to Focus on Creating Value Before Expanding

  When the pandemic hit, many businesses were told to shut their doors, some of which never reopened them. Though unfortunate for many, others had different outcomes. Founder and CEO at Volta Energy, Dr. Denis Kouroussis, sits down with Greg Crumpton and Tyler Kern to highlight his upbringing, company, and the effects of the pandemic. […]

Why Community and Mentorships Are Vital to a Great Business

Why Community and Mentorships Are Vital to a Great Business

  Hosts Tyler Kern and Greg Crumpton sit down with industry insider Blair Newsham, the President of HSA Mechanical Services, to talk about their experiences in HVAC, the importance of community, and teaching soft skills for long-term leadership. “The next generation is always on my mind,” said Crumpton. As an experienced vet of the hvac […]

Surrounding Yourself with a Strong Team to Revitalize a Company

Surrounding Yourself with a Strong Team to Revitalize a Company

  In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Greg Crumpton spoke with Wendy Staso to learn more about her incredible journey leading Huckestein Mechanical Services from insolvency to becoming a member of the Service Logic family. Staso discussed her journey from working in the energy division of Westinghouse at the beginning of her career to […]

What is Onlyness and How is it Relevant to the HVAC Field?

What is Onlyness and How is it Relevant to the HVAC Field?

Onlyness is not a word in the dictionary, but it holds extensive meaning. Nilofer Merchant, author of The Power of Onlyness and a multitude of other books, joined Hosts Greg Crumpton and Tyler Kern to describe what onlyness is and how it relates to hands-on professions like HVAC. Merchant defined onlyness: “It is a function […]

Encourage Students to Follow Experience Versus Pay at First

Encourage Students to Follow Experience Versus Pay at First

  To say Manette Morrow is actively living and pursuing the American dream is an understatement. As owner of The Perfect Assistant Consulting, which provides administrative, familial and organizational services for executives, Morrow is also a real estate agent, philanthropist for Sunset Community Farm, educator, former airline attendant, Uber driver, mom, and all-around hard worker. […]

Balancing Work, Life and Networking in Today’s Job World

Balancing Work, Life and Networking in Today’s Job World

  Hosts Tyler Kern and Greg Crumpton welcome Sarah Clark Hopfer, Geographic Marketer at Dixon Hughes Goodman, who has known Crumpton for a long time. The pair met at a Thanksgiving dinner and have since become friends who happen to work together. Crumpton was impressed with Hopfer’s ingenuity, and he started recruiting her for his […]

Trade Shows are Back But Will They Be Packed in 2022?

Trade Shows are Back But Will They Be Packed in 2022?

  Commentary: In this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Hosts, Greg Crumpton and Tyler Kern, sat down with, Scott Meyers, VP of Operations and Strategic Services at Service Logic. The three discussed the importance of relationships in the industry, as well as the future of trade shows in a post-COVID world. Meyers was working for […]

Helping Nonprofits Invest in their Operations and Infrastructure

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   On this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Hosts Greg Crumpton and Tyler […]

‘King of Sales’ Shares How He Cut His Teeth

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   Greg Crumpton gets tears in his eyes thinking about all the special […]

One NASCAR Driver’s Key to Success? Kindness

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   On this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Host Tyler Kern and Greg […]

Make LinkedIn Work For You

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   On this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Hosts Greg Crumpton and Tyler […]

How Digital Content Will Change Tradeskills Training

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   When it comes to knowledge about the HVAC industry, Garry McCreadie from […]

How Firefighting Can Teach Customer Service

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   On this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Hosts Tyler Kern and Greg […]

Building Relationships Isn’t Just About Business

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   The heart of Straight Outta Crumpton is talking about relationships. They are what binds […]

Why Workplaces Have Learned to Celebrate Safety, not Dodge It

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   Technology might have been the most essential tool over the past year. […]

Maintaining Meaningful Relationships through a Screen

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   Among the challenges of the past year, relationship building might be one […]

The Power of Communication for Trust and Relationship-Building

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   Communication in life and business has been evolving since the invention of […]

The Benefits of Skilled Tradespeople in a Digital-First World

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   Straight Outta Crumpton brings the voices from various industries to talk about […]

Women in Skilled Trades are Driving a Tradesperson Renaissance

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   Skilled trades certainly don’t get the respect or attention they deserve. In […]

Innovating the Customer Experience with Old-Fashioned Professionalism

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships. Running a business is a tall order, particularly in the service […]

Bridging Communication Gaps to Build a Stronger Business

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   On this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton” Greg Crumpton hosts […]

How to Make Lasting Business Connections

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   In the world of business, being a people person has […]

Building Thankfulness into the Sales Process

Greg Crumpton lives by a simple mantra: Relationships drive business. Each week on Straight Outta Crumpton, Crumpton dives into the lost art of networking and speaks with the biggest influencers in business services to learn how they build, nurture and value their professional relationships.   What’s the most critical aspect for sales professionals in building […]

Finding Common Ground Over Coffee

  Coffee is more than a beverage. It’s a culture to many, and for some, it’s their livelihood. TJ Fairchild, founder and owner of Commonplace Coffee, is an old friend of Greg’s and shared his nearly 20-year love affair with coffee culture. Fairchild met Greg in 1999, as he was working at a coffee shop outside […]

How to Build Sustainable Relationships in Business

While the world of business continues to change and evolve, one thing remains the same. Success depends greatly on relationships. No matter your industry or role, you can’t achieve your goals without building relationships. Cathy Feil O’Donnell, a long-time media sales account executive, offered her perspective on how people are doing business today. O’Donnell is […]

Building Battle-Tested Business Relationships

Straight Outta Crumpton hosts Tyler Kern and Greg Crumpton were joined by Crumpton’s longtime friend, Mike Kelleher, for a discussion about that exact topic – the foundation and building of business relationships, which can often bloom into personal friendships. Kelleher and Crumpton have been through many trials and tribulations and squared off against challenging scenarios […]

Career Paths Are Rarely Linear

  The path for most careers is rarely straight. It twists and turns, depending on many factors. That’s the story of Jimmy Jack, Carolinas Sales Lead, Critical Components Inc. Jack’s work history has a lot of deviations. Still, he said key relationships with colleagues, mentors, and customers have made all the difference. “After about 20 […]

Building Winning Relationships in Business

It sounds cliche, but sometimes business is all about who you know. According Josh Zolin, CEO of Windy City Equipment, one of the major perks of working in skilled trades is the relationships you form and the support you can both give and receive. “Often a benefit of skilled trades is all the people you […]

Are You Staying Humble as a Leader?

  If you’re a former employee of Kenneth Oesch, Chief Financial Officer at Piedmont Service Group, make sure to say hi next time you’re logged onto LinkedIn. He feels that as a manager, one of the perks of using LinkedIn is seeing where your former employees have headed next and what they’ve accomplished. “It’s fun […]

Creating a United Front to Solve Problems

  “You have family inside businesses,” said Sam Frowine, speaking about how relationships are at the core of functional businesses. “You have to have, at the heart of a relationship, a trust and regard and respect, and out of that you can solve problems,” he said. Sam joined the show to lend his insights on […]

Developing a Deep Rapport with Clients: Straight Outta Crumpton

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of human life, but its effects are perhaps most apparent in the way we communicate and foster relationships as humans. For businesses that rely on strong client rapport, the coronavirus has posed a monumental challenge. Greg Crumpton, host of “Straight Outta Crumpton,” dives deeper into how to […]

Taking it to the Bank: Straight Outta Crumpton

  Straight Outta Crumpton with host Greg Crumpton focuses on why building relationships is valuable, both in the world of business and in life. This week, Tyler Kern and Greg Crumpton are joined by Jason Banks, CEO and Owner of Banks Electrical Contractors, to discuss how he fell into the electrical field and learned early on the value […]

How to Become a Changemaker: Straight Outta Crumpton

  Straight Outta Crumpton with Greg Crumpton focuses on the ways that building relationships is valuable both in business and in life. Change is hard, but today’s guest Gwen Smothers has been a trailblazer in facilitating it. As the business systems manager of Piedmont Service Group, a technical facility and energy-efficient solutions company in Raleigh, NC, […]

Airforce Pilot’s Advice on Finding Your “Wingman” in Business: Straight Outta Crumpton

  Straight Outta Crumpton focuses on the ways that building relationships is valuable both in business and in life. The guest on this episode is a perfect example of this. Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman, Air Force Academy graduate, combat decorated Air Force F-16 fighter pilot turned sales guru, performance consultant, executive coach and motivational keynote […]

How to Build Mutually Beneficial Relationships Both Professionally and Personally: Straight Outta Crumpton

  That’s the questions Greg Crumpton and Tyler Kern posed on this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton to Todd Boucher, founder of Leading Edge Design Group. Todd spoke on the podcast about the lessons that he has learned over the years from watching the way his father conducted his electrical contracting business. “He really believes […]

How to Maintain Business Relationships During the Pandemic: Straight Outta Crumpton

  Straight Outta Crumpton is a podcast that is all about building and fostering relationships in business and life. But as the coronavirus pandemic has altered our normal patterns and habits, how can we ensure that relationships are still a key part of our lives? Greg Crumpton was joined for this episode by Howie Barber, […]

Anyone Can Learn Business, Be Creative: Straight Outta Crumpton

  There is so much information at our finger tips that people think they are experts in everything which can cause confusion for interior designers. On this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Greg Crumpton & Tyler Kern sit down with Paige Adair, Interior Designer at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, to talk about the evolution and […]

Leveraging LinkedIn as a Business Tool, It’s Where Networking Happens in 2020

  Most people look at LinkedIn as their professional social media space, best used when looking for a new role. There are currently over 675 million users on the platform, which means that it’s much more than a job board; it’s where relationships can be started and built. On this episode of Straight Outta Crumpton with […]

Straight Outta Crumpton: Paying it Forward in Business Relationships with Adi Avin

  Hosts Greg Crumpton and Tyler Kern are back for another episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton,” your source for insights on the relationships and people that drive the HVAC and mechanical industry and beyond. On this episode, the duo is joined by gardin, LLC. founder and CEO Adi Avin. Avin’s gardin is an interior plant […]

Straight Outta Crumpton with Greg Crumpton

Straight Outta Crumpton with David Jones, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

  On the second episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Greg Crumpton, people promoter, dot connector, technology enthusiast, Kaizen Practitioner and VP of Critical Facilities and Technology at Service Logic, is joined by David Jones, Co-Founder of Flexential—a hybrid IT solutions provider built on a people-first approach. In this podcast, these two titans of industry discuss […]

Introducing: Straight Outta Crumpton with Greg Crumpton

  Greg Crumpton, people promoter, dot connector, technology enthusiast, Kaizen Practitioner and VP of Critical Facilities and Technology at Service Logic, joins Tyler Kern of MarketScale for a preview episode outlining what’s to come in a new podcast show entitled “Straight Outta Crumpton”. “Over the last year or so, we’ve done several podcasts with the […]