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Each week, Ari Santiago interviews a thriving manufacturing leader to share the positive messages around the industry with two goals:

1) To share best practices amongst manufacturing business leaders to help each other to grow and succeed

2) To spread the word that manufacturing is a growing part of our economy and offers exciting opportunities for incredible, well-paying careers 


Ari Santiago is the CEO of CompassMSP a Technology Managed Service Provider with offices from Miami to Milwaukee and down the eastern seaboard. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it makes on our economy.


This podcast is brought to you by CompassMSP -

Produced by Miceli Productions -

Nov 23, 2021

This week, we are kicking off the holiday season with a special episode featuring a few of the 'what do you make and why do you make it' stories told by former Made in America podcast guests. We are grateful to live in a state with so much variety in manufacturing such as aerospace, defense, space, tooling...

Nov 16, 2021

On this week's episode of the Made in America podcast, we are featuring Richard Lott, CEO of North Sails Group!

Richard talks to Ari about his passion for sailing, how he's navigated leadership strategies for a global company, and the importance of innovation and having the right investor.

Richard shares the value...

Nov 9, 2021

In this week's Made in America episode we are welcoming two guests, Vikram Butani, Founder and CEO, and Preeti Butani, Founder, from Kubtec!

In the first segment, Vikram talks about the importance of Kubtec's X-ray in a box, how their products help hospitals be more efficient, and how they fought back after getting...

Nov 2, 2021

This week we welcome Mark Hill, CEO of Eastern Workforce Investment Board (EWIB), onto the Made in America podcast!

Mark talks to Ari about EWIB's passion for helping people, the success of their manufacturing pipeline initiative, and how collaboration and partnership helps drive their program efforts.

Mark shares the...

Oct 26, 2021

Joining us this week on the Made in America podcast is Ed Planeta, VP of Sales and Owner of Acme Wire Products Co., Inc.!

Ed talks to Ari about the importance of figuring out what you are good at, making business videos to engage with customers, and how to differentiate yourself in the marketplace. He details what his...