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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 -

Feb 28, 2023

In this episode, Ari talks to Bryan Jackowitz, President of Dickinson Brands. Bryan has an incredible passion for his business. Between the Witch Hazel product itself, the history of the industry, the sustainable nature of their production, and the growth of the company along the way, what's not to be excited about?


Feb 21, 2023

In this episode, Ari talks to Charles Coristine, President and CEO of LesserEvil Snacks. Charles isn't afraid to admit how little he knew when he started manufacturing snacks. But he learned something from each and every "failure" to pivot, make changes, and take the next steps with more knowledge.


Lesser Evil...

Feb 14, 2023

In this episode, Ari and Paul Lavoie, CT's Chief Manufacturing Officer, wrap up what Paul accomplished in 2022 and look ahead to the strategic plan for 2023 and beyond.

They talk about Paul's goal to "relentlessly communication with all stakeholders" and his "L4" tour:  lean-in, listen, learn, and link. 

They also...

Feb 7, 2023

In this episode, Ari talks to Tiny Tine, co-owner of Waypoint Spirits. They discuss the challenges of developing a local distillery, using their taproom as a testing ground, and expanding their reach through sports team partnerships.


This local craft distillery is making a name for themselves starting in CT but...