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: Teresa Bradford
Producer: Shelby Kimes
Sound/Audio Engineer and Editor: Mike Reep
Graphic Designer: Casey Hembrick
Measurements make a difference. The wrong measurement of fluids could make or break a product or operation. In your home, a flow meter determines the difference between a $50 water bill and a $250 water bill. In the aerospace industry, a flow meter determines whether a space shuttle receives enough rocket fuel to launch into outer space.
Hoffer Flow Controls is a flow meter manufacturer in Elizabeth City, North Carolina less than an hour’s drive away from the Atlantic Ocean. From custom designed flow meters made exclusively for the US Navy to standard products made for a wide array of industries, Hoffer Flow emphasizes and prioritizes quality in all of their products.
I sat down and talked with Bob Carrell, President and COO of Hoffer Flow Controls. Bob has been with the company for over 20 years with a background in Mechanical Engineering. From 2014 to 2015, Bob served as the Chairman of the Measurement Control and Automation Association, the largest association of process management, control manufacturers and distributors in North America.
On this episode of Clocking In, we discuss the origins of Hoffer Flow, the core purpose of their organization, how Hoffer Flow sources the workforce they need, Hoffer Flow’s innovative work within the aerospace 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.
Bob Carrell is the President and COO of Hoffer Flow Controls. Bob has been apart of the organization for over 20 years. From 2014 to 2015, Bob served as the Chairman of the Measurement Control and Automation Association. Bob graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1979 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.