Making Utah

RMC: Excel as a Defense Contractor by Prioritizing People

December 11, 2023 iMpact Utah | Catherine Bennett Season 1 Episode 3
RMC: Excel as a Defense Contractor by Prioritizing People
Making Utah
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Making Utah
RMC: Excel as a Defense Contractor by Prioritizing People
Dec 11, 2023 Season 1 Episode 3
iMpact Utah | Catherine Bennett

Richard Manufacturing works with the U.S. Air Force creating cabling systems that connect pilots to the F-16s they're operating. The idea that their technology helps keep pilots safe drives the team to achieve manufacturing excellence every day. 

As a decades-old family run business, Richard Manufacturing is led by President Brent Call, his sister and Vice President Teresa Stakebake, and Brent's son and production manager Jon Call who have invested in improving leadership and processes over the past few years. In doing so, they've multiplied performance on many levels and left us with some great tips for manufacturers:

1. If you're the smartest person in the room, you've done something wrong as a leader.

2. People with artistic abilities pair well with manufacturing jobs for a few reasons.

3. If you aren't hitting performance goals, don't demand more. Ask "Why?" The answer will lead you to focusing on people. 

Learn all of this and more in this insightful conversation with the leaders of Utah's growing Department of Defense aerospace manufacturers. 


Follow iMpact Utah on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

Show Notes

Richard Manufacturing works with the U.S. Air Force creating cabling systems that connect pilots to the F-16s they're operating. The idea that their technology helps keep pilots safe drives the team to achieve manufacturing excellence every day. 

As a decades-old family run business, Richard Manufacturing is led by President Brent Call, his sister and Vice President Teresa Stakebake, and Brent's son and production manager Jon Call who have invested in improving leadership and processes over the past few years. In doing so, they've multiplied performance on many levels and left us with some great tips for manufacturers:

1. If you're the smartest person in the room, you've done something wrong as a leader.

2. People with artistic abilities pair well with manufacturing jobs for a few reasons.

3. If you aren't hitting performance goals, don't demand more. Ask "Why?" The answer will lead you to focusing on people. 

Learn all of this and more in this insightful conversation with the leaders of Utah's growing Department of Defense aerospace manufacturers. 


Follow iMpact Utah on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.