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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 8, 2019

This incredible interview covers so much manufacturing ground! Glenn Ford, President of Phoenix Manufacturing has an incredible background in and knowledge of the aerospace industry. Ari and Glenn talk about the history of precision machining, the capabilities of CT's aerospace valley, and the importance of globalization to small aerospace. Then they move on to ways to improve your company, from uncovering your core values, to developing company culture, to recruiting and training talent.

 

Ari and Glenn have an in-depth discussion on the state of the manufacturing community in CT and the importance of bringing all constituents together to do incredible things. They discuss some of the great things happening to improve workforce development, as well as some ideas that may further the cause.  

 

A great episode with an energetic and positive guest! Glenn Ford is a powerhouse in the industry who is helping to drive CT manufacturing forward!

 

Glenn Ford, Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc.

Website: https://wnpinc.com/

Email: gford@phoenixmfg.biz

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glenn-ford-8242489/

Phone: (860) 745-2080

 

Ari Santiago:

Ari Santiago is the President/CEO of IT Direct

Website: https://www.gettingyouconnected.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itdtech/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/it-direct-llc

Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/

 

Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/