Altruism, Entrepreneurship and Conveyance with Glide-Line's Kevin Mauger

May 12, 2021
The Robot Industry Podcast
The Robot Industry Podcast
Altruism, Entrepreneurship and Conveyance with Glide-Line's Kevin Mauger

"Automation systems are sometimes designed around conveyors - any why that is completely backwards" - Kevin Mauger.

Kevin Mauger is our guest for podcast #46. He is a father, husband and entrepreneur. He is the president of NCC, Glide-Line Conveyors, SideDrive Conveyor Company, and a new company coming up which we did not talk about. A disclosure that Kevin and Glide-Line are past clients of mine at Customer Attraction and we remain friends and trade fishing photos over Instagram.

Food, packaging and optical eyeglass market make up a big part of Kevin's life. Kevin's frustration waiting for conveyor manufacturers to deliver simple product led him to create his own conveyor line, for his own consumption and clients.

A chance meeting on the shop floor, led to an order of 120 units of conveyor segments. That led to more investigation. It was a simple value proposition: Companies want complete conveyor systems, they want fast, flexible and easy.

We talk about culture, conveyors, configurators, the Amazon Effect, how to start a company, building a brand and changing your company to an employee owned, purposeful, positive entity.

If you would like to get in touch with Kevin or if you have a conveyance need, and want to get in touch with the staff at Glide-Line, you can find them at

Thanks to our Kevin, and our partners, A3 The Association for Advancing Automation and

Enjoy the podcast,

Jim / Customer Attraction & The Robot Industry Podcast

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Our sponsor for this episode is Ehrhardt Automation Systems. Ehrhardt Automation builds and commissions turnkey automated solutions for their worldwide clients. With over 80 years of precision manufacturing they understand the complex world of automated manufacturing, project management, supply chain management and delivering world-class custom automation on-time and on-budget. Contact one of their sales engineers to see what Ehrhardt can build for you at

Key words for this podcast: Kevin Mauger, Glide-Line, NCC Automated Systems, SideDrive Conveyors, The Robot Industry Podcast, Automation, Robotics, Employee-owned

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