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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.


This podcast is brought to you by CompassMSP -

Produced by Miceli Productions -

Nov 13, 2023

This week, join us for 3 fantastic interviews recorded live at the Aerospace Components Manufacturers Aerospace Alley tradeshow on November 1. Chris Kielb from Advance Welding, Amy Thompson from CCAT and Jim Reeser from Production Metals share their views on the value of the event, as well as what their organizations are involved in.


Chris Kielb, President of Advance Welding, talks about the value of getting involved in the ACM, his background, and Advance Welding. He shares some secrets to getting great employees - and it involves investing a lot of time and energy in developing young talent.


Amy Thompson, Chief Training Officer at CCAT, introduces CCAT's new Digital Thread Training program. She explains what the program is, why it's vitally important for smaller manufacturers, and how CCAT is training the workforce of the future.


Jim Reeser, President of Production Metals, talks to Ari at the ACM tradeshow about their 5 year old full-line metal distribution business that is growing like crazy and filling a desired niche in the market.


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Main topics:

Aerospace Component Manufacturers

Aerospace Alley