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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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Feb 11, 2020

Brian Montanari talks to Ari about his rise through the manufacturing industry, learning from the best, taking on new skills at every turn, and ultimately becoming the President and CEO of HABCO Industries.

As a former teacher of and consultant for LEAN manufacturing principles, Brian shares some great insights into how to apply them to your business, your processes, and your life!

Brian offers some incredibly insightful tips on management, recruitment, culture, thinking lean, and looking at your business in different ways to make sure you are in a great position for growth.

A great episode to learn a lot from! 

Brian Montanari, President and CEO, HABCO Industries
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Book discussed in this episode: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

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