Talking Textiles Podcast

Join us each month for insider views, best practices and tips from successful companies in the industrial fabric market. Discover the road to the fabric industry and gain insight from shared experiences. One episode each month featuring ATA members across all segments of the advanced textile markets.

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On today’s Talking Textiles we get down to the business of ESOPs, the Employee Stock Ownership Program. Attorney Doug Neville sheds light and answers questions from the legal perspective while Dave Bess, who was strategically involved in an ESOP for his company, discusses the change in mind shift and culture that occurred as a result.

If You Build It, They Will Come

From the circus biz to the fabric biz, learn how Canadian architectural textile firm Sollertia built its business. Sollertia has taken on and completed some of the most ambitious fabric structure projects in the country.  In this episode, If You Build It, They Will Come, Claude Le Bel shares candidly about taking on new projects, his beginnings in the industry, including his work with the Cirque du Soleil and how his career and business have evolved to where it is today.  Get a glimpse on how Claude is helping shape our industry and expanding the limits of how people imagine the use of fabric architecture in Canada.

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Catching up with Conroy’s House of Canvas

After dedicating his whole career to the textile shade industry, Canadian business-owner John Conroy, House of Canvas, now finds himself in the challenging position of transitioning his canvas business over to his three sons. In this episode of “Talking Textiles” we explore John’s early experiences, his leadership, passion for the textile industry and capture nuggets of his wisdom. Conroy’s sons share on growing up in the canvas business, their current roles, and future of the canvas business. Hosted by Mark Tyrrell, LaSalle Canvas and Alex Petizian, Naizil Coated Fabrics.

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From Down Under to the Great White North with Brydon Roe of Shade Sails Canada

Episode 1 of ATA Talking Textiles launches into a conversation with Brydon Roe of Shade Sails Canada, hosted by Mark Tyrrell, LaSalle Canvas and Alex Petizian, Naizil Coated Fabrics. Brydon shares his evolution into the textile industry, introduction to the shade sail market—where his company is today—and the development of additional projects along the way. Brydon unpacks how he transferred knowledge of Australian shade sail technology to his business in Canada and speaks candidly about his time in Australia and his transition back to the northern hemisphere. Learn about the advantages and challenges Brydon undertook while operating his company with long-distance partners and vendors, across vastly different time zones.

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