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The Family Biz Show

Sep 27, 2022

Ep 66. Bringing Your Own Experience to the Family Business 

Listen in as Steve Davis* of Tapecon talks about the machine that his great-grandfather invented that put the stage girl of yesteryear out of business, the entrepreneurial pivots that the company made over its long history & the “BYOE” (bring your own experience) family charter that drives the family business. 


Steve Davis* 

Steve Davis is the President at Tapecon, Inc., a 5 generation, family-owned manufacturer based in Buffalo, New York. Tapecon partners with product teams to develop, scale, and deliver better products through responsive and reliable printing, converting, and advanced manufacturing. Tapecon provides expertise in specialized printing and converting, printed flexible electronics, and manufacturing of disposable devices for medical and industrial markets. Steve's efforts have created a progressive culture of innovation at Tapecon over his fifteen years with the company.  

Steve graduated from Clarkson University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering & Management and obtained his master’s degree in International Business at St. Bonaventure University.  

Steve has graduated from the Leadership Buffalo program, UB's Center for Entrepreneurship Leadership program [CEL], and Startup CEL program. He is active in the CEL Alumni Association, a Board Member and past Chair of the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership's Manufacturers Council, a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization WNY Chapter, a member of the UB Center for Materials Informatics Industrial Advisory Board, Board Member of the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, and President of the Clarkson University Buffalo Alumni Chapter.   


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