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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.


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Nov 3, 2020

Kathy Saint, President of Schwerdtle, talks to Ari about her optimism towards manufacturing and the educational opportunities the industry provides. They also dive into the concept of embracing technology and being ready for what comes next!

Kathy discusses the challenges of adapting to industry needs and that a shift in educational programming is sometimes all it takes. She stresses the importance of learning by listening, building a family-oriented environment, and breaking down educational silos.

Kathy is excited and hopeful for the future of manufacturing and believes that younger generations have the opportunity to learn and grow in the industry!

Book discussed in this episode:
Deming Management Method - Mary Walton

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