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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 22, 2022

On this week of the Made in America podcast, we welcome Melissa Grosso, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service!

Melissa talks to Ari about their involvement in the community, how the U.S. Commercial Service brings value to manufacturers, and the common misconceptions of exporting.

Melissa describes how they engage with...

Feb 15, 2022

On this week of the Made in America podcast, we are welcoming Petron Automation's VP of Business Development, Paul Thornberg!

Paul talks to Ari about career development, being patient when doing business, and understanding customers' needs. He expresses the importance of listening to the industry and wearing...

Feb 8, 2022

On this week of the Made in America podcast, we are welcoming the bubbly and passionate President and Founder of Mizzi Cosmetics, Brenda Mierzejewski!  Brenda talks to Ari about why she started Mizzi Cosmetics, how supportive the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) has been throughout her business...

Feb 1, 2022

On this week's Made in America episode, we welcome Mike Larson, Co-Founder of Alvarium Beer, into the podcast spotlight! 

Mike talks to Ari about how his aerospace career transitioned into a passion for craft beer, their go to market strategy, and creating products that tell a story.

Mike discusses the focus on branding...