“Solder and Soot” is produced by NARSA/IDEA, an international trade association connecting shops, manufacturers, and distributers in the cooling systems and diesel emissions industries. Each episode, hosts Mark Taylor and Bobby Duran interview entrepreneurs and industry leaders to learn more about their business challenges and success stories.
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In Episode 4, we talk with Steve Hoke of Diesel Emissions Service. Hoke’s empire has grown to include manufacturing and distributing diesel particulate filter accessories and parts. Hear how his business philosophy focuses on relationships and how he’s helping educate other members within NARSA/IDEA.
In Episode 3 of “Solder & Soot,” we sit down with Joe McGovern whose career spanned more than 40 years in the radiator business. Hear from Joe about his experience traveling throughout the country in his RV, his success in a niche market, and how NARSA played a major role in his career.
In our second episode, we sit down with Don Hart of Don Hart Radiator in Texas. Hart’s ties in the industry actually go back more than 100 years. Hart discusses what he’s learned from his mistakes and the role NARSA/IDEA has played in the success of his business.
“Solder & Soot” Podcast Hosts:
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 NARSA member for 15 years and board member for over 10 years. He is currently serving as the President of NARSA/IDEA.