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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 -

Mar 29, 2022

This week we welcome Jim Lombella, Regional President of Connecticut Community Colleges, into the Made in America spotlight!
Jim and Ari reunite and discuss incumbent worker training, educational opportunities at CT's Community Colleges, and embracing diversity in manufacturing careers. 
Jim details his passion for...

Mar 22, 2022

This week we welcome President of Belimo Americas, Jim Furlong, onto the Made in America podcast! 
Jim talks to Ari about his passion for manufacturing, the importance of differentiating your products, and what makes Belimo so unique in the marketplace. 
Jim details his leadership strategy for running a large...

Mar 15, 2022

This week we are welcoming Robert Friedland, President and CEO of Columbia Manufacturing onto the Made in America podcast! 
Robert joins Ari for a full episode focusing on his aerospace journey, rebranding efforts for Columbia Manufacturing, and leadership and communication strategies.
Robert discusses their strong...

Mar 8, 2022

Exciting news!!! We are welcoming CT's Newest Chief Manufacturing Officer, Paul Lavoie, onto the Made in America podcast. 

Paul joins Ari for a 2nd time and discusses strengthening the supply chain, the future of CT manufacturing, and 5 strategic initiatives he plans to implement.

Paul describes his background with...

Mar 1, 2022

Next up on the Made in America podcast is Gio Tomasi, CEO and CTO of RSL Fiber Systems!

Gio and Ari's friendship has blossomed into a conversation focused on mentorship, community involvement, the development of fiber optic lighting for the U.S. Navy, and beyond.

Gio talks to Ari about the importance of sharing...