This week on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and Spreaker, STT interviews Bob Palka. For the first 19 years of Bob’s career, he learned some valuable lessons about business. After gaining extensive experience in manufacturing, quality engineering and design from some of the most respected companies in the world, Bob acquired the Jacobs Ladder patent and manufacturing equipment in July of 2004. Bob’s background as an All-America athlete at Penn State University drew him to the uniqueness of the Jacobs Ladder design and functionality. Just prior to the acquisition of the company, Bob suffered two herniated discs in his lower back. After an extensive physical therapy program that included Jacobs Ladder, Bob was able to rehabilitate his back to avoid surgery and continue his active lifestyle. Since then, Bob has created a team that has made improvements in design to make Jacobs Ladder more reliable, self-powered, more user-friendly and quieter. Jacobs Ladder LLC continues to make improvements in all of the value that they offer the customer, from sales order processing to delivery and service.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT on iTunes, STT on iHeartRadio, STT on Stitcher and STT on Spreaker. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.