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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 -

Aug 30, 2022

Plastics can get a bad rap, but Bing Carbone, President of Modern Plastics, has a heart-felt way of telling the positive story of the high-tech plastics we count on every day.

Bing talks to Ari about staying on top of the latest and greatest, whether it's ISO certification in 1997 or a TikTok account in 2022. Bing...

Aug 23, 2022

This episode is jam-packed with great lessons for manufacturers. Henry Siemon talks to Ari about his 5th generation company and their ability to stay relevant and innovative to continue on as a powerful technology manufacturer.


Henry and Ari discuss the challenges of being a new CEO and the benefits of a long...

Aug 16, 2022

Steel might sound old-school, but Ulbrich Steel is cutting edge!   

Jon Ulbrich of Ulbrich Stainless Steel and Special Metals talks to Ari about their 98 year-old company and how they keep it feeling young and fresh. Constantly coming up with new ideas, planning succession to maintain success, and thinking green are...

Aug 9, 2022

This episode with Peter Mirabello, Chairman and CEO of Metal Finishing Technologies, focuses on learning about, valuing, and growing the resources around you - whether it's a previously hidden subset of your business, developing the right leaders, or learning about and taking advantage of the external resources offered...

Aug 2, 2022

Michael Polo, Founder and President, of ACMT has a unique story leading him to manufacturing and an even better story of building ACMT!

In this episode of the podcast, Michael shares his many stories with Ari to show that risk pays off, creativity wins, and trying the impossible can sometimes be your best bet.