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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!  


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. 


This podcast is brought to you by IT Direct -

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Apr 17, 2020

MakerspaceCT is a place to learn, create, innovate, and educate in a wide variety of areas: art, manufacturing, business, electronics, IoT, virtual reality, woodworking, metal fabricating and so much more. It combines traditional "making" skills with newer technologies.

Devra is passionate about the Makerspace and the community that has developed to promote, support, build and learn from it.

During this Covid-19 crisis, the Makerspace has taken on the important task of designing and producing PPE for our local community. They have also been working hard to continue providing value to its members with virtual classes.

Devra Sisitsky, Makerspace CT, Founder and CEO
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