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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 21, 2021

Special guests:
· Robert Friedland: President & CEO - Columbia Manufacturing
· Dr. Karen Wosczyna-Birch: Director of College of Technology - Asnuntuck Community College
· Mark Lloyd: President - A-1 Machining

This week we are releasing the final part of our compilation episodes created from live recordings at the ACM Aerospace Alley Tradeshow. This episode particularly focuses on turbines and engines, marketing, supply chain, diversity, and CT's apprenticeship program.

Robert Friedland details the products they make, how they are marketing to clients with current supply chain issues, and the importance of getting involvement in your local community.

Karen Birch-Wosczyna offers a different perspective through her work with Asnuntuck and discusses the stackable credentials available to students as well as how we can move CT manufacturing forward.

Mark Lloyd wraps up the episode explaining the gas turbine parts they produce, what his experience with the apprenticeship program was like and how COVID impacted business.

Please enjoy Part 3 of our ACM series!

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