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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 28, 2022

This week we are welcoming Dave Cremin, President of Straton Industries, onto the Made in America podcast!

Dave joins Ari to discuss how they are handling overseas competition, using lights out technology to become more efficient, and using creative recruiting to attract and retain people. 

He highlights the importance...

Jun 21, 2022

This week's Made in America episode showcases the story of BMS Aerospace through the eyes of their President, Tina Bracone!

Tina joins Ari for an insightful conversation on business transformation, acquisitional growth, and team communication. 

She also explains how her focus on metrics has helped the company make...

Jun 14, 2022

This week we welcome Matt Tkac, Founder of Bad Dog Brewing, onto the Made in America podcast! 

Matt talks to Ari about finding a building that tells a story, how the town of Torrington helped guide their development, and how they are trying to continuously accommodate customers.

Matt discusses the uniqueness of their...

Jun 7, 2022

This week we are welcoming Paul Giangrave, VP of Frasal Tool, onto the Made in America podcast! 

Paul talks to Ari about what his manufacturing journey looked like, the collaboration that goes on between their engineers and OEMs, and how to make your employees feel appreciated. 

He also explains the company's shift from...