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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 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...

Nov 5, 2019

What's a "Marc-ism"? On this episode of the Made in America podcast, Ari talks to Marc Nemeth, President of Jonal Laboratories and we get a glimpse into his list of "Marc-isms" - fantastic sayings and euphemisms that he uses regularly to guide his business!

With years of manufacturing experience in his 2nd...