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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 -

Jun 29, 2021

On this week's Made in America episode, we are featuring Jay Forte, Director of Finance and Human Capital from Light Metals Coloring!

Jay talks to Ari about his unique journey as a CPA to a corporate educator who wound up in manufacturing. He discusses how critical it is to focus on engaging your people, create...

Jun 22, 2021

In this week's Made in America episode we are welcoming two guests, Doug Johnson, President, and Tyler Johnson, Journeyman Toolmaker, from Marion Manufacturing!

In the first segment, Doug discusses his journey into manufacturing specifically into the family business, the idea of learning from mistakes in order to be...

Jun 15, 2021

Join us for a special release of our 100th Made in America podcast episode! There's a bit of a twist; Chris DiPentima, President and CEO of CBIA and former podcast guest, takes over the show and puts Ari Santiago in the hot seat.

Chris asks Ari some hard hitting questions including ones sent in from former podcast...

Jun 8, 2021

This week, we are featuring Melanie Hoben, Director of Workforce Development for Goodwin University, onto the Made in America podcast!

Melanie discusses her role within Goodwin University and how she is consistently assessing the needs of both manufacturers and incumbent workers. She focuses in on the great training...

Jun 1, 2021

This week's Made in America episode features an engineer and chocolatier at heart, Carmen Romeo. He's the President and Son-in-law of Fascia's Chocolates located in Waterbury, CT!

Carmen shares the family business story and how their chocolate operation started out of a basement. He talks to Ari about transforming the...