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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 31, 2022

On this week's Made in America podcast, get ready for an insightful conversation with Justin Malley, Director of Economic and Community Development for Bristol, CT! 

Justin talks to Ari about what he is doing to engage and support manufacturers, how government plays a role in employment programming, and why marketing is...

May 24, 2022

This week's episode features George LaCapra, President of UniMetal Surface Finishing, and his journey into manufacturing!


George talks to Ari about the importance of enhancing customers' products, communication as the key to a strong family business, and standing out in the metal finishing space.


George talks...

May 17, 2022

In this week's Made in America episode we are welcoming two guests, John Lyman, Executive VP, Secretary & Treasurer, and Gary Jalbert, President & CEO, of Lyman Orchards! 

In the first segment, John discusses what it's like to be a part of the Lyman family, how to build on the tradition of the business, and how they've...

May 10, 2022

On this week's episode of the Made in America podcast, we are highlighting Alan Ortner, CEO of Sirois Tool and Chairman of NTMA!
Alan talks to Ari about the basics of growing a tool making business, the importance of maintaining relationships and giving back, and how involvement in the apprenticeship program...

May 3, 2022

This week we are welcoming Carrie Carella, Owner of NoRA Cupcake Company, into the Made in America spotlight!
Carrie and Ari talk about her journey into the cupcake world, how she thinks about maintaining quality control, and how business connections can help improve mass production techniques. 

Carrie also discusses...