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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 27, 2023

Joe Mullally is the Senior Vice President of Defibtech, a medical device manufacturer of life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). 

In this episode, Joe and Ari discuss the mission of Defibtech and the importance of the AED. Joe tells Ari about the educational and legislative work the company does to...

Jun 20, 2023

Ed Gilchrest is the President of Gyre9 a growing product design firm that also engineers and manufactures products for its customers. 


In this episode, Ed and Ari dive deep into the fascinating world of product design and development. Ed describes it as "Mythbusters" every day, which sounds like a pretty fun way to...

Jun 13, 2023

Beverlee Dacey is the second generation leader of Amodex Products, manufacturers of an ink and stain remover that is soap based (the only one of its kind) and even recommended by the makers of Sharpie!


Throughout this episode, Beverlee shares heart-felt stories from the business, her customers, and her family. Her...

Jun 6, 2023

This week, we are joined by Kim Bowen, CEO of Specialty Cable Corporation, a cabling manufacturer specializing in wire that can withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures. Their wires are engineered and manufactured in all sizes from baby heart monitors to airplane power cables.


Kim and Ari talk about Kim's...