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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 -

Apr 25, 2023

This episode is all about finding your niche! Ari speaks with Dave Marcil from Reno Machine about both finding his own personal niche in the manufacturing industry and how Reno Machine found their valuable machining niche as well.


Dave shares his background in tinkering, trade school, and his career path through...

Apr 18, 2023

In this episode we welcome Stephen Mazzarelli, Partner at Commercial Sewing, the manufacturer of the Outer Armor brand of covers for recreational vehicles in the power sport and marine industries.


Stephen talks to Ari about their family-owned business and how they have successfully transitioned from traditional...

Apr 11, 2023

Jack Lukasik, President of Satellite Tool, has workforce issues like most other manufacturers, but he's combatting them with conscious efforts in leadership and processes.


In this episode, Ari and Jack talk about how Satellite Tool has fostered transparency, open communication, accountability and compassion and how...

Apr 4, 2023

Carolyn Lee, President and Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute, shares her passion for promoting the incredible careers in manufacturing and ensuring that manufacturers of all sizes have the workforce they need to compete.


This is no easy task, but it is vital to the success of thousands upon...