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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 -

Feb 25, 2020

Cyndi Zoldy, Executive Director of the SMA and Chairwoman of Women in Manufacturing CT, believes the role of CT's manufacturing organizations is to prepare their members for the future of manufacturing. Everything she does in her two leadership roles contributes to this idea.

She plans important programming that touches...

Feb 18, 2020

Peer-learning has never been so much fun. This episode with David Parmelee, President of Wepco Plastics, is another great learning experience!

Ari and David talk about some really different topics. Of course, they talk about continuous improvement, workforce development, the history of Wepco plastics and how...

Feb 11, 2020

Brian Montanari talks to Ari about his rise through the manufacturing industry, learning from the best, taking on new skills at every turn, and ultimately becoming the President and CEO of HABCO Industries.

As a former teacher of and consultant for LEAN manufacturing principles, Brian shares some great insights into how...

Feb 4, 2020

Colin Cooper is the state's first Chief Manufacturing Officer, an exciting position with a ton of potential value for the manufacturing community in CT. Colin's experience, background and clear passion for manufacturing makes him the perfect person for the role. Not only that, but he truly understands the concept:...