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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 -

Jan 5, 2021

Join us for a unique 'home alone' episode of the Made in America podcast with our very own podcast host, Ari Santiago!

In this 2020 wrap up and 2021 kick-off episode, Ari talks about the successes and challenges of the manufacturing industry during an unprecedented year and the tremendous work of manufacturers in the state.

Ari reflects on the past year and a half and covers topics related to workforce development, educational opportunities, the importance of getting involved in local manufacturing associations, and investing in marketing, technology, and continuous improvement. There is so much to look forward to!

As we lean into the new year, it is critical that we work together to make the future of CT manufacturing a successful one. With resilient people in the industry, 2021 will be a year of positivity and growth!

Ari Santiago, President & CEO, IT Direct
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