Those who attended the March 9 AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting caught a glimpse of Kellie Johnson’s magnetism as she joined other manufacturing business leaders in speaking on the Aerospace Supply Chain Competitiveness Panel. She is the President of ACE Clearwater Enterprises, a third-generation family business located in Torrance, CA that specializes in complex formed and welded assemblies. During the panel, she was able to give a brief overview about what makes her company and experiences so special, but many in the audience were left wanting more of Kellie’s dynamic story and outlook.
Well, here’s your chance.
When Krisztina “Z” Holly from MAKE IT IN LA decided to launch the second season of The Art of Manufacturing podcast series, she wisely featured Kellie Johnson for its grand debut. Hear how this welder’s granddaughter, though determination and teamwork, overcame intimidation and discrimination to turn ACE Clearwater into a high-tech aerospace powerhouse, and how she stays at the cutting edge of a rapidly shifting manufacturing landscape.
Ever wondered how to build a brand, a business, or just a better mousetrap? The Art of Manufacturing podcast, hosted by MIT-trained tech entrepreneur Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly, has your answers. Every Thursday, Z (and a rotating cast of guests) guides listeners on a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the world’s most captivating entrepreneurs are trying to “make it” in their industries. Learn more: https://makeitinla.org/column/seasontwo/