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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 25, 2020

Sharing best practices is one of the main goals of the Made in America podcast and right now CMMC compliance is top of the list for so many of our CT manufacturers in the Department of Defense supply chain.

Today's episode is a spin into the tactical with Sammy De La O, IT Direct's Director of Quality and Compliance....

Aug 18, 2020

As the incoming President & CEO of the CBIA, the largest business association in the state, in the middle of a major economic shift, during a worldwide pandemic, Chris DiPentima has his hands full. But, you wouldn't know it from the positivity that Chris radiates as he speaks about the CBIA and the CT economy as...

Aug 11, 2020

Sean O'Brien is Vice President and the second generation in his family's Milford-based manufacturing company that supplies high precision machining components to diverse set of industries including medical, microelectronics, defense, and commercial.

Sean talks to Ari about how starting at the bottom gave him...

Aug 4, 2020

Please note that this episode was recorded pre-COVID 19.

Jill Mayer, CEO, is bringing Bead Industries, a 90 year old company in Milford CT, to new heights. They are updating their marketing, technology, and management systems to empower their people, encourage a younger workforce, and take their company into the...