The creators that also destroy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mike Juhasz is nothing short of the classic American Renaissance man; the 32-year-old grandson of a tool and die worker who lost two of his fingers to a press, he began adulthood working in manufacturing. Ten years later he still is, only now with high-technology that promises to reinvent manufacturing and bring skills and jobs to a Rust Belt city he calls home.

“This isn’t the kind of job creator that will place thousands of jobs all in one place like the old days, but it does place Youngstown on the cutting age of high-tech manufacturing 40 years after it all started to fall apart,” Juhasz said.

The imposing young man has his chestnut hair pulled back into a ponytail, he physically resembles a man who would prefer to get his hands dirty more than a man who wants to intellectualize quantum physics.

He does both.

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