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Each week, Ari Santiago interviews a thriving CT 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 throughout the state that manufacturing is a growing part of our economy and offers exciting opportunities for incredible, well-paying careers 

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Ari Santiago is the President, CEO and Founder of IT Direct, a Technology Managed Service Provider in Hartford, CT. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it is making on our local economy. IT Direct focuses on providing its manufacturing clients the technology, support, and strategic guidance they need to not only meet their business goals but to drive future success. 

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This podcast is brought to you by IT Direct - www.gettingyouconnected.com

Produced by Miceli Productions - www.miceliproductions.com

Mar 23, 2021

This Made in America episode features Kenneth Madsen, President of Dimension-Polyant, and his passion for sailing and manufacturing!

Kenneth talks to Ari about the importance of learning about manufacturing excellence, focusing on environmental impact, and listening to customers. He discusses his journey into sailcloth manufacturing and how he started creating sails by learning from a library book.

Kenneth shares his thoughts on bringing two companies and cultures together from both sides of the Atlantic. He believes that other manufacturers should think about long-term investments and technological advancements to improve performance and profitability!

Books discussed in this episode:
'Reengineering the Corporation' by James A. Champy and Michael Martin Hammer

Kenneth Madsen, President, Dimension-Polyant
Dimension-Polyant's Website: https://www.dimension-polyant.com/?lang=en
Dimension-Polyant's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dimensionpolyant
Dimension-Polyant's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DIMENSIONPOLYANT
Kenneth's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-madsen-283634111/

Ari Santiago, President/CEO/Founder, IT Direct
Company Website: https://www.gettingyouconnected.com/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itdtech/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/it-direct-llc
Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/itdirect151
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/

Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/