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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

Mar 10, 2020

Tom McGwire is 4th generation in this dynamic, nearly 100 year old company!

On this episode, learn about the beginning of the company, back in 1921 and how it has survived, grown, and thrived up to today.

 

Tom talks about the strategy behind their acquisitions, their launch into Kaizens and continuous improvement, and how they are planning for and managing the transfer of knowledge from one generation of workers to the next.

 

Books discussed on the podcast:

The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham

Lean Thinking, James Womack

 

Tom McGwire, VP Business Development, Industrial Heater

Company Website: https://www.industrialheater.com/

Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/industrial-heater-corp

Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/industrialheatercorp

Tom's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-mcgwire-16958518/

 

Ari Santiago, President/CEO/Founder, IT Direct

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

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

Company 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/

 

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