November 26, 2022
In this episode, we talk with Audrey Van de Castle about going from an arts degree to welding and finding her place in the manufacturing field working at Stanley Black & Decker. We discuss digital transformation, pitching new tech to Millenials, the role of communities, women on advisory boards, and more.
Audio for this episode was recorded with Zoom.
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Co-Hosts are Alicia Gilpin Director of Engineering at Process and Controls Engineering LLC, and Nikki Gonzales Head of Partnerships at Quotebeam
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Music by Samuel Janes
Audio Editing by Laura Marsilio
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Director, Digital Transformation @ Stanley Black & Decker
Audrey is the Director of Digital Transformation for Stanley Black & Decker's Global Supply Chain Organization. She leads a team of technologists focused on using software and hardware solutions on the shop floors of Stanley Black and Decker's 100+ manufacturing and distribution locations. Before jumping into Operations and Supply Chain, Audrey led makerspaces for a decade and got her start in the trades with welding and blacksmithing. She is passionate about helping women and minorities find empowering careers in the trades and manufacturing. Audrey is based in Baltimore, MD with her musician husband and in her spare time, is the official dime-layer (welder) for a BattleBots team.