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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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Jun 16, 2020

This episode is chock full of great information on the growth and development of the electric vehicle market, how it has been affected by Covid-19 and what the future looks like in this part of the manufacturing industry.

On this episode, Ari talks to Jeffrey Mayer, Executive Chairman of Oasis Charger Corporation, which runs JuiceBar EV, premium electric vehicle charging stations. Jeffrey talks to Ari about the benefits of sourcing parts locally as well as the strength of the manufacturing industry in the region.

There's so much to learn from in this terrific episode!

Jeffrey Mayer, Executive Chairman, Oasis Charger/JuiceBar EV
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