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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 -

Mar 7, 2023

In this episode, Carl Zuanelli, Founder and CEO of Nuovo Pasta, tells the origin story of Nuovo Pasta from learning pasta-making at a So. Norwalk restaurant to starting manufacturing. He says 'naïve confidence' allowed him to follow his dream - but we know it was hard work that made it happen!


Carl talks to Ari about research & development and innovation. They discuss how learning to cook became a valuable experience that allows Carl to speak the 'language'  needed to support his team of chefs in the best way. 


Carl talks about the recession and how it forced Nuovo to pivot onto a different path that set them on a completely different, but ultimately successful, trajectory.


Carl shares his important work with the 100 Billion Meals Challenge ( and his goal for Nuovo to make a local and global impact.


Carl's favorite book: Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda


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Food manufacturing