Leading Indicators in Acquisitions – Orbitform’s Growth Engine

Episode 132 | Challenges: Growth

Guests: Phil Sponsler, David Shirkey

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are excited to bring you part two of our interview with David Shirkey and Phil Sponsler of Orbitform. David and Phil walk us through their process of grading potential acquisitions. We'll also hear about their active involvement in The Assembly Trade Show and how they quantify their ROI. Later on, we learn about David's discovery of the MakingChips Podcast, as he explains the takeaways their business has received from the show.

Episode Outline:
[00:01] – IMTS 2018
[02:52] – The Trade Show
[08:50] – Quantifying ROI
[10:21] – Distinguishing Clients
[13:50] – Looking at Acquisitions
[16:46] – Grading Possible Acquisitions
[20:25] – Hearing about MakingChips
[25:03] – Michigan Manufacturer of the Year

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
IMTS 2018 – Register Today!
Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)
The Assembly Show
Workshop for Warriors
Phil Sponsler | LinkedIn
David Shirkey | LinkedIn

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