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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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Produced by Miceli Productions -

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
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