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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 -

Jan 2, 2024

CCATs technology adoption programs and funding opportunities for small and medium sized manufacturers keep growing and developing, so we are always happy to hear from Ron Angelo, President & CEO about their latest and greatest programs.


Ron tells Ari about continuous improvement over the years at CCAT and how they are focusing in on areas like training and technology adoption.  They discuss programs like the Digital Thread Lab, Additive Adoption Program, and Digital Transformation Program - which focuses on areas like model-based definition and non-destructive testing. 


At the end of the day, CCAT aims to help the regional supply chain stay competitive  and resilient!


Ron Angelo, President and CEO, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)

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Ron and Ari discuss:

Workforce training

Digital transformation

Model-based definition


Additive technology