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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 -

Aug 29, 2023

Coming back after losing 80-90% of your business sounds impossible, but ProMold Plastics proved it can be done!


ProMold Plastics is a 55+ year old company specializing in custom injection molding and mold making.


Lorella Struzzi, co-owner, tells Ari about the origins of ProMold Plastics, but they really dive in...

Aug 22, 2023

How does a 170 year old pharmaceutical company reinvent itself over and over again to remain relevant in our ever-changing world?


Find out today with Jeff Davis, president and CEO of Sheffield Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer and supplier of store brand over-the-counter (OTC) creams, ointments, toothpastes,...

Aug 15, 2023

Meghan West knew at a young age she wanted to join her Dad and the team at Mastercam. Now she's the president and CEO, bringing solutions and services to the manufacturing world with advanced software. 


This episode is a wide-spanning journey that starts with the company's origins and Meghan's early days. We learn...

Aug 8, 2023

Pete Hoffman is a third generation leader and president at Orange Research, a leader in filtration, level and flow monitoring. He is following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, but bringing his own digital twist.


It's not a surprise that Pete went to school originally for Information Technology, as he...

Aug 1, 2023

Bob Zukowski joins Ari for this episode to discuss his manufacturing journey and how he founded Custom Sleep Technology. As the name would indicate, they make custom made sleep products designed specifically for the body of their customer, so they get restful, healthful sleep.


Bob has a real passion for the...