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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 -

Dec 26, 2023

The manufacturing industry is constantly talking about workforce recruitment and retention. It's been a big topic on the podcast for several years, as well, and approaches are changing.


This week, we're sharing some of the recruitment and retention secrets that you may have missed during this year's episodes....

Dec 18, 2023

Medical device reprocessing is a fascinating niche of medical manufacturing that we haven't yet discussed on the podcast!


In this episode, Craig Allmendinger, CEO of Northeast Scientific (NES), shares the remarkable journey of NES. This a story of some serious perseverance!


Discover how NES navigated substantial...

Dec 11, 2023

What does it mean to make mechanical watches the traditional way? Think made-by-hand, incredibly tight tolerances, and exceptional attention to detail!  That's what you get with Love Hunter Watches, an exclusive luxury watch manufacturer bringing back American watch manufacturing.


On this episode, we welcome Love...

Dec 4, 2023

Carey Manufacturing is a 2nd generation manufacturing company specializing in latches, catches, and handles. With 10-15000 unique parts, their catalog is massive!


On this episode, Ari and talks to Alison Carey-Lynch about coming into manufacturing and learning her way through the company.


Alison talks about her...

Nov 27, 2023

When you combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer collaboration, and technology, you get a well-run company that leans into technological advancements. That's what we're learning about in this episode with Sam Simons, President of OEM Controls 


On this episode, Ari and Sam talk about OEM Controls, which specializes...