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This podcast is a great resource for manufacturing leaders in CT and Western Mass to learn from each other. Each week Ari Santiago interviews a thriving local manufacturing leader and discovers the secrets to their success.  

Learn great tips and best practices as these leaders tell their personal and business stories. Discover the strategies they have used to start, develop, and grow their business - leadership, sales, marketing, investments, spin-offs/mergers, culture and so much more!  

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Ari Santiago is the President, CEO and Founder of IT Direct, a Technology Managed Service Provider in Hartford, CT. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it is making on our local economy. IT Direct focuses on providing its manufacturing clients the technology, support, and strategic guidance they need to not only meet their business goals but to drive future success. 

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This podcast is brought to you by IT Direct - www.gettingyouconnected.com

Produced by Miceli Productions - www.miceliproductions.com 

 

Dec 10, 2019

David Lehman, Commissioner of the DECD, is a dedicated public official working to create the best potential business atmosphere in CT. He not only understands the challenges, but believes in the possibilities!

Commissioner Lehman shared with Ari his background in the private sector and discussed why that enables him to...


Dec 3, 2019

Special guests:
Michael Polo, President, ACMT, 00:30
Albert Pucino, Director of Incumbent Training, Goodwin College 12:09
Brian Montanari, President and CEO, HABCO Industries, 18:11
Jacqueline Gallo, General Manager, Whitcraft Group, 25:43
Sal Menzo, Superintendent, Wallingford Schools, 40:30

This is our second of...


Nov 26, 2019

Special guests:
Pedro Soto, President of both Hygrade Precision Technologies and the Aerospace Component Manufacturers (ACM) 0:30-13:36

Michael Forrest, VP, Forrest Machine 13:37-22:14

Jeff Whittaker, President, American Cladding Technologies 22:15-27:57

Colin Cooper, Chief Manufacturing Officer, CT DECD 27:58-47:13


Nov 19, 2019

Ron Angelo, President and CEO of Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology has an incredible vision for the future of both CCAT and manufacturing in our region. His pride in Connecticut's manufacturing outlook is clear and contagious.

Listen to this fast-paced, super-insightful podcast episode to find out what CCAT...


Nov 12, 2019

Most of our guests to-date have been from small to mid-sized manufacturing companies that are family or local owned. But, what happens to a family business when it can no longer stay "in the family". David Philbrick from MW Industries/Economy Spring discovered first-hand and tells the tale! This is a great success story...