Clocking In Podcast
Voices of NC Manufacturing, your host Phil Mintz, Director of the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP). We will be interviewing some of the manufacturers who have made North Carolina manufacturing the powerhouse it is today.
Talent/Host: Phil Mintz
Executive Producer: Phil Mintz
Producer: Shelby Kimes
Sound/Audio Engineer and Editor: Rich Sigfrit
Graphic Designer: Rich Sigfrit
From Idea to Reality
Stanza Machinery: Jack DeSarno
Stanza Machinery owner’s experience paved the way for a successful industrial finishing manufacturer.
Have you ever wondered how products get their shiny and durable finishes? The answer lies in the process of industrial finishing. From furniture to cars, industrial finishing plays a crucial role in enhancing the appearance and durability of various objects.
In Charlotte, NC, Stanza Machinery provides industrial finishing solutions and technical services for the metal, wood, and plastics industries. The organization specializes in coating and finishing systems for moldings, cabinet doors, extrusions, tubing, flooring, and flat surfaces in metal, wood, and glass. Our extensive range of equipment includes vacuum coaters, profile Sanders, UV ovens, IR curing, molding sprayers, roll coaters, LED curing, wire brush machines and denibbers.
Founded by Jack DeSarno in 2005, Jack De Sarno has been President at Stanza Machinery for over 16 years. He has steadily grown the organization since its inception in 2005 by utilizing solid business relationships and recognizing the transformative power of human creativity.
In this episode of Clocking In, Phil and Jack discuss the experience that led to the creation of Stanza Machinery, how his career change started the organization, how Stanza is getting involved in the defense industry and more.
Phil Mintz is the executive director of NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and director of the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP). At NCMEP, Phil drives outreach to NC manufacturers, builds relationships with federal and state leaders and coordinates efforts to drive profitable manufacturing growth in the state. He also leads the broader IES Extension Operations outreach unit of regional managers, technical specialists and business development leaders providing business engagement, assessment and improvement tools. This includes statewide peer networks, ISO 9000 quality management systems, Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing, environmental services, and health and safety solutions.
Jack DeSarno has been President at Stanza Machinery for over 16 years. He has steadily grown the organization since its inception in 2005 by utilizing solid business relationships and recognizing the transformative power of human creativity.