These are unprecedented times dealing with a marketplace where disruption is happening on steroids and where there is more change building outside of your organization than in it. While uncertainty can seem daunting, the truth is uncertainty has an upside! In fact, it can be your greatest asset to thrive, grow and turn disruption into opportunity. But you need a plan, you need a strategy, and you need the research that shows how to turn disruption into opportunity.

In this latest episode of "Solder & Soot," we sit down with business strategist Meridith Elliott Powell, who will be our keynote speaker at our upcoming 2024 Heavy-Duty Conference in Chicago (June 6). Hear a preview of what NARSA/IDEA members can expect during Meridith's presentation called, "THRIVE: Turn Uncertainty To Your Competitive Advantage."

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Mark Taylor graduated from Wesley College before starting his own radiator repair business in 1981. He later owned and operated ERS Cooling Systems in Glen Burnie, MD for 36 years. He served as President of NARSA from 2014-2016, then Chairman of NARSA from 2016-2018 before becoming the Executive Director in 2019.


Bobby Duran is President of Cooling Systems Caribe in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Bobby started his career with S&F Radiator Service in New Jersey in 2005 and successfully exited the business in 2016. He has been a NARSA member for 15 years and a board member for over 10 years. He previously served as NARSA/IDEA's President (2020-2022). 


This “Solder & Soot” episode is sponsored by Johnson Manufacturing

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