Titanium Economy

How Industrial Technology
Can Create a Better, Faster, Stronger America

Discover the untold story of the Titanium Economy, an often overlooked but consistently outperforming sector poised to shape the future of American manufacturing. Fernweh Group CEO, Nick Santhanam, and Aynai.AI President and CEO, Gaurav Batra, along with McKinsey North America Managing Partner, Asutosh Padhi reveal the key lessons from their conversations with shining stars in the Titanium Economy creating immense value for their employees, investors, and communities.
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Contribution to US GDP

5 million

Jobs provided

2X Salary

For Titanium Economy jobs vs. service industry

Praise for The Titanium Economy

“Underappreciated, undervalued, and misunderstood: The new fortune in the Titanium
“Investors are learning to love industry again”
“A thriving manufacturing sector is already boosting local economies throughout the U.S.–but it’s often overlooked. Meet the ‘Titanium Economy’.“
"Making a difference: Manufacturing offers a world of possibility to the United States”
“Investors are learning to love industry again”

The Titanium Economy offers a wonderful recounting of the opportunity at hand and a step-by-step guide for turning potential into reality.”

—Susan Doniz, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Data Analytics, The Boeing Company

“This book should be required reading for anyone passionate about the future of manufacturing. An excellent roadmap for how to win in the twenty-first century.”

—Blake Moret, Chairman and CEO, Rockwell Automation

“This book not only amplifies how important manufacturing is to national success, but it also inspires the reader to innovate for customer and stockholder value while advocating for a more adaptive, sustainable planet.”

—David Burritt, president and CEO, US Steel

Titanium Economy artfully explores the ways technology and manufacturing are intertwined, and the investments needed—especially in a diverse workforce—to help the sector actualize its potential.”

—Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code, and Founder and CEO,
Marshall Plan for Moms

“This is a timely, compelling, and practical exploration of the underappreciated and arguably misunderstood sector—one that is critical to driving inclusive economic growth for the future.”

—Michael Lamach, Former Chairman and CEO, Trane Technologies

The Titanium Economy makes a compelling case and provides a prescription for regaining US-manufacturing leadership. It is a call to action and a great read!”

—Linda Fayne Levinson, Chair, Clearpath Robotics, and Former Director, Jacobs, NCR, Hertz, Western Union, Ingram Micro

We continue to build on the insights from the book

The Titanium Economy podcast series: Hear from the leaders of the shining stars of the Industrial and Industrial Technology sector.

How Employee Empowerment Drives Success in Industrial Manufacturing

In this episode, host Gaurav Batra, President & CEO of Ayna.AI, welcomes Stephen Smith, Chairman, President & CEO of Amsted Industries, a diversified global manufacturer of industrial components.

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Breaking the Silicon Ceiling

Christine King, known as Chris, is a trailblazing leader in the semiconductor industry, currently serving as the lead independent director and Compensation Committee chair at Skyworks with an $18B market cap.

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Leading a Differentiated Investment Platform

In this episode, host Nick Santhanam, CEO of Fernweh Group, welcomes Darron Ash, CEO of Sammons Enterprises and Sammons Industrial.

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The Future of Energy Through a Regulatory Lens

Neil Chatterjee, Senior Advisor at Hogan Lovells and Former Chairman and Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Much More Than a ‘Stodgy Old Industry’

In this episode, host Gaurav Batra welcomes Paul Reitz, President and CEO of Titan International, to discuss Titan’s unique niche in the industry.

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Driving Innovation & Sustainability in Industrial Technology

Omar Asali, Chairman and CEO of Ranpak, shares his viewpoints on the increasingly transformative role of technology in the industrial space.

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Inspiring stories from the Industrial frontier

Meghan Juday: The “IDEAL” Way for a Family-Owned Business
Victor Mendelson: HEICO – Troubled Asset to a Hotshot Stock
Bob Luddy: Industry Leadership in Small Businesses
Brett Cope: Weathering Storms in Cyclical Business