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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 4, 2023

Carey Manufacturing is a 2nd generation manufacturing company specializing in latches, catches, and handles. With 10-15000 unique parts, their catalog is massive!


On this episode, Ari and talks to Alison Carey-Lynch about coming into manufacturing and learning her way through the company.


Alison talks about her time working with Paul Lavoie, CT's Chief Manufacturing Officer, and how his leadership helped move Carey forward and inspired her. 


Ari and Alison talk about the value of manufacturing community outreach and the ability to change things for the better. Alison discusses her role in AMEP and the Training Pathways Program. She also talks about the role of orgs like ManufactureCT in making a community of like-minded leaders.   


Finally, Alison and Ari discuss two other big topics: succession planning and reshoring.


This is a chock-full episode you won't want to miss!


Alison Carey-Lynch, Carey Manufacturing





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Alison and Ari discuss:

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Family business

Succession planning