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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 -

Jan 10, 2023

In this episode, Denis Gagnon, President of Excel Dryer, shares the passion that has created the top selling hand dryer in the world. He risked it all and won by developing, along with his talented engineers, the best possible product on the market. 

He is proud both of the company's Made in the US designation as well as the environmental impact of their product, which saves both trees and electricity.  

Denis's Favorite book: 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, Stephen Covey

Denis Gagnon, Excel Dryer
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Ari and Denis discuss:
Research & Development (R&D)
Go to market strategy (GTM)
ADA compliance
Made in the US
Workplace culture
Employee retention