Green Products Manufacturers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:16)
Glenn Baker is the vice president of engineering for an LED manufacturer. He is responsible for design and production engineering.
Green Products Manufacturers: Career Beginnings (02:30)
Interested in mechanical and technical things from a young age, Baker rebuilt appliances. He graduated engineering school and received a degree in lasers and applied optics.
Green Products Manufacturers: Keys for Success (01:32)
Most small businesses fail due to lack of capital. Baker discusses the importance of adequate capital including job security.
Green Products Manufacturers: Education and Certification Requirements (01:29)
Product manufacturing certificates are separated into life safety and consumer products. Consumer oriented products do not require special certifications.
Green Products Manufacturers: Workplace Atmosphere (01:58)
Baker's technical job allows him to dress casually and make his own hours. The structure of the facility dictates the environment.
Green Products Manufacturers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:30)
Find a good mentor at your first job who will help you understand career progression and job expectations.
Green Products Manufacturers: A Day on the Job (02:20)
Baker tends to deal with production issues in the morning, followed by customer care, design engineering, and business development.
Green Products Manufacturers: Industry Goals and Services (01:58)
The main goal of Independence LED is to deliver better products for a good value while considering its impact on the environment.
Green Products Manufacturers: Industry Challenges (02:15)
The two biggest challenges in green manufacturing are the import price competition and the complexity of the product offering. Baker discusses the cost of installation compared to the product.
Green Products Manufacturers: Looking at the Future (03:19)
The LED lighting industry has plateaued as far as efficiency and automation. Baker discusses the natural progression of technology and green products.
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