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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 

 

Feb 18, 2020

Peer-learning has never been so much fun. This episode with David Parmelee, President of Wepco Plastics, is another great learning experience!

Ari and David talk about some really different topics. Of course, they talk about continuous improvement, workforce development, the history of Wepco plastics and how they recruit.

But, they also talk about work-life balance, millennials in the workplace, the value of apprenticeship, the importance of peer-learning and sharing, and Wepco's incredible social media presence.

Get out your notebook, you're gonna want to write some of this down!

David Parmelee, President, Wepco Plastics
Company Website: https://www.wepcoplastics.com/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wepco-plastics-inc-/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wepcoplastics/
David's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-parmelee-9858713b/

Ari Santiago, President/CEO/Founder, IT Direct
Company Website: https://www.gettingyouconnected.com/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itdtech/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/it-direct-llc
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/

Book discussed in this episode: Traction, Gino Wickman

Department of Labor Apprenticeship program http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/appren/appren.htm

Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/

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