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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 30, 2021

Special guests:
• Glenn Ford - President of Phoenix Manufacturing and President of the ACM
• Colin Cooper - CT's Chief Manufacturing Officer, State of Connecticut

We are kicking off the first of three episodes created from live recordings at the ACM Aerospace Alley Tradeshow, with 2 close friends and former podcast guests. This episode particularly focuses on the impact of the ACM tradeshow on students, schools, and communities.

Glenn details what his ACM presidency through COVID was like and how communication has been key. He talks with Ari about linking what the state is doing for manufacturing to the schools and building up the workforce.

Colin then talks through the history of the ACM, how it has helped grow some member companies, and the benefits of getting students into manufacturing careers. He discusses the abundance of aerospace companies in the state and what his plans are after his position ends.

Enjoy our valuable ACM compilation episodes!

Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
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