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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 18, 2023

Medical device reprocessing is a fascinating niche of medical manufacturing that we haven't yet discussed on the podcast!


In this episode, Craig Allmendinger, CEO of Northeast Scientific (NES), shares the remarkable journey of NES. This a story of some serious perseverance!


Discover how NES navigated substantial early challenges, overcame massive regulatory hurdles, and established credibility in a tough market. Ari and Craig talk about the innovation needed to continue and to compete, as well as the added complexity of quality control required of any medical manufacturer.  


Finally, learn about the impact of World Pace, NES's non-profit arm, that collaborates with the University of Michigan to provide affordable pacemakers globally.


Craig has been on a wild ride to success and he shares it all on this episode!


Craig Allmendinger, Northeast Scientific




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Craig and Ari discuss:

Medical devices


FDA clearance


Continuous Improvement