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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 17, 2020

There are some great stories in this episode of the Made in America podcast with special guest, Dean Coccaro, VP of Operations at Zendex Tool. Dean talks about his life before getting involved in his dad's company, how he got involved, and what they are doing now to grow and improve the company.

Dean has learned a ton about the manufacturing industry in a short period of time and has a unique perspective into continuous improvement, robotics, marketing, product competition, and so much more.

Zendex Tool produces some really great car jacks for professional and home use. Check them out! https://zendextool.com/

Books discussed on the podcast:
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Toyota Way - Jeffrey K Liker

Dean Coccaro, VP of Operations, Zendex Tool
Company Website: https://zendextool.com/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zendex-tool-corporation/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GojakZendexTool/
Tom's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-coccaro-06933815/

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
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/

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

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