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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

Oct 13, 2020

Pedro Soto, President and CEO at Hygrade Precision Technologies, talks to Ari about making decisions, developing strategies, and executing with perfection

Pedro and Ari discuss the importance of personal touches like benefits, health care and even good coffee. They also talk about understanding the voice of the customer, building a meaningful career without college debt, and learning through listening.

Pedro is passionate about manufacturing and wants others to understand the incredible careers available in the industry! He hopes the supply chain continues to work on developing a diverse workforce in an accepting and effective way.

Books discussed in this podcast:
Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, John Warrillow
Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business, Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters


Pedro Soto, President and CEO, Hygrade Precision Technologies,
Company Website: https://hygrade.com/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hygrade-Precision-Technologies-Inc-1580009725615819
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hygrade-precision-technologies-inc-/
Pedro's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pedro-soto-000aa6/

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/

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