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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 


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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Produced by Miceli Productions -

Jun 9, 2020

On this episode of the Made in America podcast, Gean Tremaine, President of Q-Tran Inc in Milford, CT, talks to Ari about the value of increasing investment in technology and marketing to stay strong, especially during the Covid-19 crisis.

Gean and Ari also discuss topics like management, recruitment, and peer learning during this challenging period.

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