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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.


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Produced by Miceli Productions -

Dec 14, 2021

This week we are welcoming Alex Smith, General Manager of Swift Textile Metalizing, onto the Made in America podcast!

Alex talks to Ari about how to remain relevant as a small business, the success of an employee referral program to find talent, and how to efficiently focus on customers' needs.

Alex details their shifts in ownership and how a private equity approach has helped build the business. He also discusses what it's like to work at STM and how teammates can see the impact of what they are doing!

Alex Smith, General Manager, Swift Textile Metalizing
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