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Welcome back to The Burn, Beyond Firestop. I'm still your host John Zalepka. If you don't know, this show is dedicated to life safety. So I'm on a mission to find the most interesting people in the space to get their unique perspectives. Now you can usually find me training people so that they understand where firestop falls in the whole life safety end of things, but the subtitle of this show tells you that we want to get beyond that. So our hope is that our listening audience walks away with an understanding of how our guests and their businesses also contribute to the promotion of life safety of whatever is being built. Our show is brought to you by Specified Technologies, also known as STI Firestop. We are a global leader in the fire protective industry. We develop innovative fire protective systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke and hot gases. Our guest today is also knowledgeable on such things as she helps the fire protective industry, she's responsible for setting marketing, product, sales, and innovation strategy for Lubrizol Advanced Material's fire protection segment, which includes BlazeMaster(R) CPVC piping systems and freezemaster(TM) Antifreeze. Key Takeaways Lainey’s background Started a business at age 8, selling signs. Ran it for 4 years. Double Major at Penn State, Marketing & Spanish Getting into Firestop Interned at Tyco Returned after graduation to become Associate Global Product Manager Mentorship Led a committee while working for Chemours to start a mentorship program. Career at Lubrizol Compatibility program called FBC System Compatible Lubrizol invented CPVC Multiple brands such as Corzan®, FlowGuard Gold®, BlazeMaster®, and freezemaster™ Guidance on ingredients Not all CPVC are created equal Additional Work & Committees Part of 5 different committees for NFSA, National Fire Sprinkler Association Future Leadership ITM Inspection, Testing, Maintenance Quality Assurance Residential Supplier Manufacturers Council About Lainey: When I was in second grade, I started a business creating and selling signs out of my basement. Granted, the only customers of my cleverly named "Sign Store" were my parents, baby sitter, and neighbors, but it was pretty legitimate for a company run by an eight year old --- I had an office (empty storage closet), a cash register (thank you, Santa!), employee ID badges (complete with head shots from my iZone Polaroid), and even a monthly newsletter. I'm proud to say that I ran my little basement business until I got into the sixth grade. Clearly, with my Sign Store as evidence, I am one of those people who is fortunate to have known from a very young age exactly what I wanted to do when I grew up. I have always had a passion for business, a desire to lead and encourage others, and a knack for solving problems. I am self-motivated, incredibly driven, and ever curious; I strive to constantly learn and challenge myself in whatever I do. In a prior role as Global Product Manager, Residential Products and Programs for Tyco FPP (now a part of Johnson Controls,) I was able to do what I love while continuously developing my business acumen. On any given day you could find me out in the field gathering customer feedback, in the office driving new product development projects, in the lab leading innovation workshops, or on the phone with cross-functional teams working to optimize processes. In my Market Development role at Chemours, I was able to not only gain exposure to a new industry (HVAC) but also further hone my marketing and business development skills. I've since returned to the fire protection industry as the Fire Protection Segment Manager at Lubrizol where I am in charge of setting the business and marketing strategy for BlazeMaster(R) CPVC Piping Systems and freezemaster(TM) Antifreeze. Specialties: Marketing, Product Management,...

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    Inspect Point

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    Welcome to The Burn, Beyond Firestop. I'm your host, John Zalepka. Since this show is focused on life safety, I'm on a mission to find the most interesting people in this space to get their unique perspectives. As the training and development manager at STI, it's part of my job to help people understand how fire stop fits into life safety, but we want to get beyond that. So our hope is that our audience walks away with an understanding of how our guests and their businesses also contribute to life safety of whatever is being built.  Our show is brought to you by Specified Technologies, also known as STI Firestop. We are a global leader in the industry and developing innovative fire protective systems that help stop the spread of smoke, fire and hot gases. Our guest today is very knowledgeable about such topics. He helps the fire protection industry progress forward through process improvements, recurring revenue and jurisdictional compliance. So it's my pleasure to welcome Drew Slocum Key Takeaways Drew’s Credentials  On the NFPA 915 committee for remote inspections Executive Director of the New York Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association  Six Sigma Black Belt Scratch Golfer Worked at Viking Group & Tyco Drew’s Journey Industrial Engineer by trade  Sales territory manager  Business development sales Recent Projects Helped AFK Engineers come up with a sprinkler design for the tallest residential building in NYC Fire protection scheme for the new Moynihan Train Station (New Penn Station) Podcast Host Hosts The Fire Protection Podcast Discusses topics around the industry of Fire Alarm, Sprinkler Suppression & other Life Safety areas.  About Drew: Drew is the Co Founder and VP of Business Development at Inspect Point, managing the sales / business development team at a fast growing fire protection inspection software company while actively pursuing development opportunities with fire protection professionals, contractors & manufacturersImproving the fire protection industry through a software platform that reports required data and assists companies in the inspection, testing, maintenance and service realm. He is the Executive Director for the NY Fire Sprinkler Contractor Association and manages a group of contractors, suppliers and fire authorities.  Drew on https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-slocum-65aa4233/ (LinkedIn) https://www.inspectpoint.com (Inspectpoint) https://fire-protection-podcast.simplecast.com (Fire Protection Podcast) About STI Firestop Since 1990 Specified Technologies, Inc. (STI) is a global leader in the firestopping industry. The company manufactures a wide array of products and technologies to provide passive fire protection. Headquartered in Somerville, NJ, STI has sales offices all over the globe. STI Marine is a Division of STI that specializes in marine fire protection in the cruise line, offshore oil and gas, and general maritime industry. STI Marine’s product line consists of a full range of products used for penetration seals and cable transits in fire-rated bulkheads and decks, including water-tight firestop sealants, firestop collars for plastic piping, and an innovative cable transit device. All products comply with the IMO FTP Code and are subject to various Type Approvals include MED, DNV GL, Lloyds Register, ABS, USCG, BV, RINA and more… https://www.stifirestop.com (https://www.stifirestop.com)

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