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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 -

Jun 1, 2021

This week's Made in America episode features an engineer and chocolatier at heart, Carmen Romeo. He's the President and Son-in-law of Fascia's Chocolates located in Waterbury, CT!

Carmen shares the family business story and how their chocolate operation started out of a basement. He talks to Ari about transforming the company into a successful retail store, wholesale business, and tourist attraction!

Carmen talks to Ari about what it's like doing things the old fashioned way, bringing his engineering background to the table, and experimenting with chocolate. He also covers how he thinks about implementation and manufacturing processes, diversification, and workforce development.

Find out everything you need to know about the chocolate world from this passionate expert!

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