In the cooling systems industry, the Roppel family of Kentucky is well known. In this episode of “Solder & Soot,” we sit down with father and son Tom and Corey Roppel to learn about the early days of the family business and how Roppel Industries has transformed over the past 75 years. This episode isn’t strictly all business, though. We also talk about Kentucky bourbon, learn about Tom’s best pranks, and hear why the Roppels refuse to wear socks.
You can find “Solder & Soot” on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor.fm as well as http://narsa-idea.org/podcast. “Solder & Soot” features business success stories from leaders within the cooling and emissions fields. Each episode, our hosts Mark Taylor and Bobby Duran will interview entrepreneurs and industry experts.
ABOUT MARK TAYLOR:
Mark Taylor graduated from Wesley College before starting his own radiator repair business in 1981. He later owned and operated ERS Cooling Systems in Glen Burnie, MD for 36 years. He served as President of NARSA from 2014-2016, then Chairman of NARSA from 2016-2018 before becoming the Executive Director in 2019.
ABOUT BOBBY DURAN:
Bobby Duran is President of Cooling Systems Caribe in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Bobby started his career with S&F Radiator Service in New Jersey in 2005 and successfully exited the business in 2016. He has been a NARSA member for 15 years and a board member for over 10 years. He is currently serving as the President of NARSA/IDEA.
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