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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 

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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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This podcast is brought to you by IT Direct - www.gettingyouconnected.com

Produced by Miceli Productions - www.miceliproductions.com

May 5, 2020

This week, Ari Santiago talks to Mark Burzynski, President of the Arthur G Russell Company in Bristol CT. This growing company has a strong company culture defined by teamwork, as well as respect and appreciation for each employee. During these Covid-19 times, this culture has kept them going and working well together.

Mark discusses the extreme importance he places on keeping, training and expanding his workforce, despite and because of the Covid crisis. He talks about the impact of the skills gap and the silver tsunami overall as well as keeping up relationships with colleges and technical schools through this time.

Mark and Ari also talk about the new ERP system that Arthur G. Russell has put in place over the last two years. Mark is emphatic about the benefits it has provided the company, improving quoting, cost analysis, accounting, and providing them excellent data.

Mark Burzynski, President, Arthur G Russell Company
Company Website: https://www.arthurgrussell.com/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/arthur-g--russell-co-inc-/
Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcFRuaaTjIUIFv-UD_g5GYg
Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/agrussell_usa
Mark Burzynski LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-burzynski-2651087/

Ari Santiago, President/CEO/Founder, IT Direct
Company Website: https://www.gettingyouconnected.com/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itdtech/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/it-direct-llc

Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/itdirect151
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/

Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/