Welcome to The Takeover

A Show for Industrial Entrepreneurs by Industrial Entrepreneurs

About The Takeover Podcast

Recent Episodes

Episode 10: Technology Adoption Tips

Industrial distributors and suppliers, hear tips on how adopting technology will make you competitive in a turbulent marketplace.

Episode 9: Strategic Planning Best Practices

Leadership teams, you’ll want to tune in for this. Learn the ‘secret sauce’ to organizing your strategic planning for next year.

Episode 8: Tips on eCommerce and More!

Distributors, manufacturers, and marketers buckle up! We’ve got answers to your questions with real, practical solutions.

About The Takeover

A Show FOR Industrial Entrepreneurs BY Industrial Entrepreneurs


Welcome to The Takeover and thank you for listening. I created this show to help industrial entrepreneurs grow their business, drive positive change, and build a legacy that stands the test of time.

If you are an entrepreneur in the industrial supply world, you have a pioneer spirit, an insatiable appetite for improvement, and a heartfelt dedication to your family, employees, and the world of industrial supply.

The Takeover is more than another podcast featuring industry experts discussing ways to thrive in today’s economy…


It’s about attitude.

This show is going to draw a line in the sand between the tigers and the tabbies. We believe tigers starve last in a competitive environment, and we want industrial tigers of all shapes and sizes to benefit from the ideas shared on this show. There are countless industrial suppliers and distributors out there treading water and doing business the same way they did for the last 15, 25, or 100 years.


This show is NOT for the status quo.

I created this show for me. I am the industrial CEO who wants to become a great leader at work and at home. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, I saw first-hand what it takes to build an eight-figure industrial enterprise from the ground up. I’ve learned a lot along the way, but I am still learning, and I still have an adventure ahead of me. I’m guessing you do as well.


Join me on this journey!

Together, we’re going to learn from some of the most influential voices in our industry. We’ll also bring in some outside thought-leaders from other areas of business acumen such as logistics, manufacturing, leadership, finance, sales, and marketing.

Finally, you will get to see the family business dynamic play out, as my father and fellow CEO, Wayne Johnson, will join me as a regular guest on the show.

We’re going to cover a wide range of topics related to leadership, but this isn’t just another leadership podcast. This show is for industrial executives by industrial executives, and that means we’re going to relate everything we talk about back to your business and your role.


This is The Takeover.

How to Get The Most Out of The Takeover Podcast


1. Subscribe So You Never Miss An Episode

Like what you’re hearing on The Takeover? Don’t forget to subscribe on our blog, iTunes, YouTube, or wherever you are listening / watching the show. The best way to make sure you never miss an episode is to hit subscribe. While you’re there, please leave us a rating and review. We don’t charge for this show, and I promise to never ask you to pay a dime for our content. The only thing I ask is that you leave us a rating, review, and share this show with your network of industrial executives. You’re awesome!

2. Take Action And Live What You Listen

I hope the podcast is entertaining. We’re always going to keep it light so you can listen to the show while you’re doing household chores or working out. However, if you want to get the most out of The Takeover, you should definitely take action. Each episode has a call to action. Sometimes that means following a guest on social media, investigating a new technology, or firing your accountant (just kidding… maybe)! Whatever it is, don’t be a listener only. This show is about driving change so you can build a legacy for yourself and your business. That doesn’t happen without intentional effort.

3. Discuss With Your Leadership Team

Do you have a regular time when you can work on the business with your leadership team, peers, or partners? If you’re not doing this, you’re going to fall behind. I suggest bringing the conversations we have on The Takeover to your next strategic meeting. To make this easy, we’ve created show notes for every episode. You can find these under the PODCAST tab. There, you can share the content or download and print the notes so you can take them to your next meeting.


Thanks for tuning in. Seize the moment. Build for legacy!