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As Fusion was broadcast on Fox Business Live's Barney & Co. show, Ed Rensi, Former McDonald's CEO discussed the labor gap and his success story.
Rensi began by championing the automation and use of cobots in the industry.
"I seriously doubt they [cobots] will replace a lot of people in the up-front service industry but you know, this is part of the ongoing industrial revolution. We are always going to see better, more efficient ways of doing things and the more that you can use machinery to do manufacturing processes or service processes; it's safer, it's more complete for the human beings. I think we ought to start hiring more people right out of high school and start teaching them the future of this country. I think it's fabulous."
Show host, Stuart Varney asked how Rensi became an American success story.
"I went to work at McDonalds making minimum wage and worked there for 33.5 years. Got to be CEO of the company because I was trained, I was mentored, I was developed, I was encouraged, I was educated, and I had leadership that said you can do more if you work harder, think better, and challenge yourself, and be better tomorrow than what you were today," said Rensi.
Rensi is a big believer in taking young people and teaching and mentoring them with real life skills that will allow them to progress in their careers and be successful.
"Unfortunately we've got a lot of kids graduating from college with degrees that have no real immediate application and they wasted four years of training and development," said Rensi.
While college wasn't for him, he still acknowleges the need for college graduates to continue the technological advances in the industry while still encouraging other students to enter the trades.
"I think there's got to be a much better balance between trade schools, people coming out of high school going into service industries, or other industries, and of course, we need to have college educated people to help us think differently than we do today," concluded Rensi.
Tom Richardson of Conveyor Accessories visited Fusion headquarters when Fox News was here broadcasting live on After the Bell to discuss his cobot journey with Fusion.
Tom is a well respected owner in the industry, having successfully run his business for over 40 years now. Located down the street from Fusion, he became aware of Fusion's cobot services.
Frequently, the baby boomer generation and those before them are hesitant or outright against adapting new technology to do the processes they have been used to doing a certain way for years. Tom is the exact opposite. He sees the immense opportunity in investing in cobots and he did just that with Fusion's cobot integration services.
"We needed to increase our efficiency and make the operation quicker," said Richardson.
Grady Trimble, the Fox reporter interviewing him, prompted "Robots don't take human jobs?" Richardson replied "It works in reverse. You have better, higher skilled people. It gives them a lot more purpose and they see the earining potential. Instead of mundane tasks, they learn to program these types of robots. So their job level really goes up. We run ours [cobot] 11 hours a day. It never gets tired; never complains."
Coverage of other Fusion & Fox News broadcasts can be found here.