Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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 15, 2022

Here's another set of phenomenal interviews from the floor of the Aerospace Component Manufacturer's Aerospace Alley Tradeshow. It's a high energy location with some high energy guests.

Ari starts out talking to Paul Lavoie, Connecticut's Chief Manufacturing Officer about the excitement surrounding the tradeshow and the high interest level of the students who attended the morning program. They then do a deeper dive into the state's 4 major initiatives for the Aerospace industry.  

At 15:46 Kevin Vicha, CEO of Bromford Group, joins Ari to talk about his cool history in the aerospace industry, the growth of Bromford Group and his positivity about getting young students interested in the aerospace field.

Then, join Ari at 33:07 when he speaks to Susan Kasa, CO & President of Boulevard Machine and Gear about her involvement in the ACM organization and it's work with student as well as the work her company is doing in the space sector.

Finally, at 44:08 Ari talks to Lou Melluzzo, President and CEO or Air Industries Group, about the cool things they are making, their apprenticeship program, and the value of building and connecting with organizations like the ACM.   


Paul Lavoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer, State of Connecticut
Paul's LinkedIn:

Kevin Vicha, Bromford Group:
Company Website:
Company LinkedIn:
Kevin's LinkedIn:

Susan Kasa, Boulevard Machine & Gear
Company Website:
Company LinkedIn:
Susan's LinkedIn:

Lou Melluzzo
Company website:
Company LinkedIn:
Lou's LinkedIn:

Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
Company Website:
Company Facebook:
Company LinkedIn:
Company YouTube:
Ari's LinkedIn:

Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: