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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 -

Aug 9, 2022

This episode with Peter Mirabello, Chairman and CEO of Metal Finishing Technologies, focuses on learning about, valuing, and growing the resources around you - whether it's a previously hidden subset of your business, developing the right leaders, or learning about and taking advantage of the external resources offered...

Aug 2, 2022

Michael Polo, Founder and President, of ACMT has a unique story leading him to manufacturing and an even better story of building ACMT!

In this episode of the podcast, Mike shares his many stories with Ari to show that risk pays off, creativity wins, and trying the impossible can sometimes be your best bet.

This rapid...

Jul 26, 2022

The Made in America podcast has been around for not 1, not 2, but 3 years! In honor of our 3rd anniversary, we are excited to welcome Mike Ambrose, VP of Enterprise Business Transformation from Sikorsky!

Mike joins Ari to share his unique journey into Sikorsky, how artificial intelligence has allowed them to make huge...

Jul 19, 2022

This week, we have a CT manufacturing advocate, friend, and President and CEO of Microboard, Nicole Russo, joining us on the Made in America podcast!

Nicole joins Ari to discuss the 3 C's - credit, culture, and complexity, how they maintain close relationships with customers, and how regional sector partnerships can...

Jul 12, 2022

This week's Made in America podcast episode features Bill Smith, President and CEO of Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen!

Bill joins Ari to discuss why he enjoys working in the fuel cell industry, how they are using chemistry for space and underwater exploration and attracting talent for their exciting missions. 

He also...