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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

Aug 27, 2019

Lynda Prigodich, CEO of Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing Co, loves her work and her industry and it shows in everything she does. In this interview, Lynda shares some of the lessons she has learned while discovering how to lead her company through the ups and downs of the aerospace industry.

Lynda and Ari discuss a wide...


Aug 20, 2019

According to the Harvard Business Review, only about 10% of all family businesses survive to the 3rd generation. So how did Chris Jewell, CFO and Principal of Collins and Jewell beat the statistic to not only survive but thrive?

Listen to Chris's story of the growth and development of Collins and Jewell from a small...


Aug 13, 2019

You're going to learn a lot from this incredible interview! This episode's guest, Jason Howey, CEO of  Okay Industries, explains how everything they do is really focused on the relationship with their customers. He describes the "Okay Way", a set of pillars that help define the values, behavior, mission and vision of...


Aug 6, 2019

 

On this podcast, Ari's guest is Paul Lavoie from Carey Manufacturing. Ari and Paul talk about so many topics including: 

  • Paul's incredible journey to manufacturing
  • Reshoring from China
  • Manufacturer's recruitment secrets
  • Growth in the "Amazon era" 
  • And so much more!

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