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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 


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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Produced by Miceli Productions -

Mar 31, 2020

We're back and are ready to bring you tons of value to help you and your manufacturing company learn and adapt during the Covid-19 pandemic. On today's episode, Ari speaks to Scott Livingston, CEO of Horst Engineering.

They talk real specifics about HORST's response to the Covid-19 crisis. Compare and contrast HORST's response to your company's, you may discover new ideas. Sharing our best practices, especially in times of trouble, helps us all come out stronger on the other side.

Today, Scott discusses how they are increasing flexibility in some ways, while creating more structure in others. He talks about safety policies, cleaning, communicating, and planning for the future.

Listen, learn and please reach out with questions you'd like us to ask upcoming guests!

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