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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 -

Jul 18, 2023

Growing up in a big manufacturing family, Rishabh Agarwal, CEO of Peer Robotics, got an early look at the challenges manufacturers are facing. Now he's working to solve them - one robotic solution at a time.


Peer Robotics builds robots that solve some of the most simple, yet time and labor consuming tasks - moving materials around your shop floor. Rishabh's solutions aim to free up employees to do their most valuable work.


Best yet, the solutions are simple enough for any employee to implement - you don't need an expensive consultant or engineer spending hours to program and reprogram these robots. Simple solutions for complex problems will change the face of manufacturing.


Rishabh also talks to Ari about the Connecticut ecosystem and how it lead to starting his company here. They talk about the importance of embracing i4.0 technology and how it will help overcome labor shortages and improve quality.


Rishabh's favorite business books:

  • The E Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It, Michael E. Gerber
  • Crossing the Chasm, Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers, Geoffrey A. Moore


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