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Each week, Ari Santiago interviews a thriving CT 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 throughout the state that manufacturing is a growing part of our economy and offers exciting opportunities for incredible, well-paying careers 

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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. 

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This podcast is brought to you by IT Direct - www.gettingyouconnected.com

Produced by Miceli Productions - www.miceliproductions.com

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
Company Website: https://www.gettingyouconnected.com/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itdtech/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/it-direct-llc
Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/itdirect151
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/

Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/