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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 23, 2023

If you're uncertain about what i4.0 is, what it means for manufacturers and how you can leverage i4.0 technology to improve your outcomes, you're going to want to listen to this episode.


Brian Romano, Director of Technology Development at Arthur G. Russell (AGR) talks to Ari about i4.0 technology. Then they dive into how AGR is leveraging the i4.0 systems built into their machines (sensors, data collection and analytics) to provide a remote support program to their customers.


This support program has become more important due to the workforce shortage - AGR is filling in for its customers to help them with their vital machine maintenance.  


Brian also talks to Ari about bringing the younger generation into manufacturing and what companies like AGR are doing to support schools and programs. Marketing a manufacturing career is so important!



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Brian and Ari discuss:

Industry 4.0

Predictive analytics

IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things

Machine data

Workforce shortage solutions