016 Ted Ganio- from traipsing around Asia to traipsing around the US visiting factories and suppliers.

July 20, 2017

This episode is with Ted Ganio. Ted has recently taken on a new role with Vista Outdoors and has gone from traipsing around China visiting factories and suppliers to traipsing around the US visiting factories and suppliers. We talked about the difference between US and Asian manufacturing and some of the cool new products and processes he’s learning about.

It was interesting to his take on the differences between Asia and US manufacturing.

Show Notes


grew up in the Bay Area

B.S. in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley

first exposure to the outdoors

comes from a large family, Dad was a school teacher

spent most family vacations camping in the Sierra Nevada at places like Wrights Lake

Things we talked about

first outdoor job was with Young's Backpacking in Berkeley

went on to work the retail floor at A16 and eventually became a buyer there

Geoff O Keefe

Jeff Sheets

Rob Anderson

John Allen

Jeff Cooper

Sally McCoy

Sierra Designs

Mountain Hardwear


Vista Outdoors

Routines, tips

learning how to work from home

Favorite Books

anything by W.E.B Griffin

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Best Outdoor Gear Purchase Under $100

Niteize Universal Bike Handlebar Mount and Steelie for your car

Connect with 

you can connect with Ted on Linkedin

or by email tedganio@hotmail.com


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