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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 -

Feb 16, 2021

This Made in America episode highlights Don Droppo, President & CEO of Curtis Packaging!

Don talks to Ari about the importance of acting fast when times are tough, the benefits of switching to 100% renewable energy, and how a B corporation is the gold standard for any organization. He believes that a focus on social responsibility: people, planet, and profits can turn your company up a notch.

Don also talks about work-life balance, marketing, and their dramatic increase in customer sales. This value-packed episode will give you lots of things to think about!

Books discussed in this episode:
What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

Don Droppo, President & CEO, Curtis Packaging
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Ari Santiago, President/CEO/Founder, IT Direct
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