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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 -

Apr 25, 2023

This episode is all about finding your niche! Ari speaks with Dave Marcil from Reno Machine about both finding his own personal niche in the manufacturing industry and how Reno Machine found their valuable machining niche as well.


Dave shares his background in tinkering, trade school, and his career path through multiple manufacturing roles. He shows how careers can twist and turn before landing on something you truly love.


Dave then talks about Reno Machine, which provides high-quality contract machining and support services, and specializing in Large-Format Gantry 5-Axis Machining.


Dave speaks to the challenges and upsides of being in a niche market, including capacity limits, finding and training good people, and scaling the business.


Finally, Dave talks about Reno Machine's initiatives to connect with trade schools and inspire the next generation of makers.


Dave Marcil, Reno Machine

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Dave and Ari discuss:


Trade school

Contract machining


Niche markets