Source: The Toy Book

In this week’s episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design speaks Brian McDonald, vice president of sales and marketing at The Simplay3 Co.

An expert in building profitable strategies for young and transitioning companies, McDonald previously served as vice president at Hedstrom, prior to which he spent 20 years at The Step2 Co., most recently as vice president, business development.

On the show, McDonald and Albritton discuss why it is so important to have designers and engineers that are deeply rooted in the rotational molding process that Simplay3 is known for. Additionally, the duo explores the switch in consumer habits and how e-commerce has changed the way in which Simplay3 designs and launches new products. Finally, the episode concludes with thoughts on the importance of American manufacturing and the cultivation of jobs in the U.S.

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