Episode 83

Unveiling the Elctronic Industry’s Transformation

In this episode of the Leadership in Manufacturing, host Sannah Vinding sits down with Zachary Feuerstein, the founder and CEO of Breadboard, a company automating electronics procurement.

Zachary shares insights on the changes in the electronic industry, key challenges facing manufacturers, and the benefits of their software for electronics procurement. He also offers advice for newcomers entering the industry and reflects on the importance of embracing mistakes and failures as valuable learning experiences.

The conversation explores company culture, the dynamics of the buying cycle, and the significance of building strong client relationships. Zachary stresses the importance of continuous learning and the value of connecting with people in the industry. His wisdom and experience provide a wealth of knowledge for listeners seeking to navigate the world of electronic manufacturing and leadership


Sannah Vinding


Zachary Feuerstein



Key takeaways

Embrace Failure and Learning:

It is important to recognize that making mistakes and encountering failures is a natural part of the learning process. By being open to learning from these experiences and continuously improving, individuals and organizations can progress and achieve success.

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Relationship Building:

Building and maintaining strong relationships with customers is crucial in a longer buying cycle. Providing education and consulting that helps customers make informed decisions can lead to successful client relationships. Also, the ability to understand and address customer needs is essential in guiding them through the buying process.

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Culture of Transparency and Friction:

Fostering a culture of transparency and welcoming respectful disagreements can lead to innovative problem-solving and stronger team dynamics. Embracing friction as a means of creating something valuable and polished can promote critical thinking and deeper collaboration within the team.

“Culture is a living organism. It’s ever-evolving, dynamic, and we have to constantly nourish it to make it a healthy and awesome thing.”

Zachary Feuerstein

Founder & CEO , Breadboard.

Seek assistance, and you’ll find yourself miles ahead of the crowd as you bravely step forward, gaining wisdom from past mistakes.

Sannah Vinding

Leadership & B2B Marketing Strategist, Technical Engineering Expert

Show Notes:

In the latest episode of the Leadership In Manufacturing Podcast, host Sannah Vinding interviews Zachary Fürstein, CEO of Breadboard, a company specializing in automating electronics procurement. Zachary shares valuable insights into the rapidly changing electronic industry, how the buying cycle has evolved over the years, and the key challenges faced by manufacturers. The conversation delves into the importance of efficiency, demand forecasting, and adapting to labor market changes.

Zachary also offers advice for newcomers to the industry, emphasizing the significance of learning from mistakes and not being afraid to ask for guidance. The episode highlights the value of transparent company culture, the significance of sharing and learning from failures, and the necessity for continuous improvement in the pursuit of innovation.

Listeners gain valuable insights into the electronic industry’s transformation, the importance of building transparent company culture, and the significance of constant learning and improvement for meaningful innovation in this engaging episode.

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“Don’t be afraid to ask. It’s the best way we’ve seen to be really helpful and giving people the tools to make that decision. Let’s investigate what you’re already doing well versus areas you’re trying to improve, and then see if there’s a mutual fit.”

Zachary Feuerstein

Founder & CEO , Breadboard.

Zachary Feuerstein

Zachary Feuerstein

Zachary Feuerstein

Founder and CEO @ Breadboard

Zachary Feuerstein is the Founder and CEO of Breadboard, an Electronics Supply Chain company based in New York, United States. With over seven years of experience in the tech industry, Zachary is a passionate and innovative leader who combines hardware and software engineering skills to create impactful solutions.

Zachary’s expertise lies in transforming the global production of electronics by integrating existing supply chains. He believes in the power of technology to improve lives and is committed to democratizing access to electronic components and devices worldwide.

With a track record of successful leadership and a focus on fostering strong partnerships and agile strategies, Zachary Feuerstein is dedicated to navigating the ever-evolving landscape of electronics manufacturing with resilience and innovation.

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