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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 -

Dec 7, 2021

Special guests:
• Mark Auletta - COO, Bauer, Inc.
• Susan Kasa - CO and President, Boulevard Machine & Gear
• Nick Zandonella - General Manager, Leggett & Platt

This week we are releasing Part 2 of our compilation episodes created from live recordings at the ACM Aerospace Alley Tradeshow. This episode particularly focuses on three strong companies that create products for the space, military, and aerospace industries.

Mark Auletta details the sectors they serve, their international capabilities, and how they are effectively recruiting talent from universities and colleges across CT.

Susan Kasa describes her experience working her way up in the company, how critical their business is to the space sector, and why it's important to engage with parents.

Nick Zandonella explains their tubing manufacturing processes, how they focus on attitude over aptitude when hiring young talent, and the importance of ACM events.

Enjoy this ACM compilation episode!

Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
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