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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 -

Jan 7, 2020

This episode of the Made in America podcast is truly outstanding. Scott Livingston, CEO of Horst Engineering is not only a powerhouse in the CT aerospace industry, but is a guiding light in his community as well. Scott's passion about the important things in his life comes across in every minute of this interview: developing his team, growing his company, peer learning, making an impact, cycling, and so much more.

The conversation in this episode ranges from business to personal to philosophical. Ari and Scott have a great discussion that draws you right in and makes you want to hear more!     

Scott Livingston, CEO, Horst Engineering
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Ari Santiago, President/CEO/Founder, IT Direct
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Book discussed in this episode:

The Responsible Company, Vincent Stanley and Yvon Chouinard

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Verne Harnish

Scaling Up, Verne Harnish

Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

Good to Great, James C. Collins


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