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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 -

May 2, 2023

In this episode, Ari talks to Jonathan Fife, CEO of Bright Feeds about the company's mission to tackle the global food waste problem. This CT-based start-up is using creative engineering and technology to convert food waste to nutritious and consistent animal feed. It's not too often we get a manufacturing start-up on the podcast, so this is one episode to catch!


As a start-up there are lots of challenges that are fresh on Jonathan's mind, like finding their first customers without business cards or even a website! Getting funding for their high-tech facility. And getting used to the big life changes that come along with this kind of venture.


Bright Feed's unique business model means that the organization not only needs to manufacturer a great product, but they need to win over a supply chain too. They've had to find steady streams of food waste from the likes of food manufacturers, colleges, and organizations that collect the waste from restaurants, shops and supermarkets.


This is a fascinating episode of a company with an important vision - that wants to grow fast!


Jonathan's favorite business books:

Anything by Warren Buffet 

Robert Caro - The Power Broker


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