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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 -

Sep 26, 2023

This episode takes you through the history of the construction industry and its resistance to industrialization, and brings you to modern-day manufacturing of modular construction. While everything else in our modern world is manufactured…construction has had a tough time making the transition.


Roger Krulak,...

Sep 19, 2023

Rose Sisters Chips is an up-and-coming snack that has been beating the odds and growing at a quick pace.


This week Ari talks to Jonathan Marcus, President of Rose Sisters Brands and discovers the origin of their family's chip recipe, the story of getting started, and how they moved from co-packing...

Sep 12, 2023

This episode is all about the journey… a personal journey, a company journey, and a Lean journey.


This week Ari talks to Carleton Birk, President of Birk Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of innovative thermal heating elements. After Carleton took over as President, just 2 years ago, the company went through...

Sep 5, 2023

Back on the podcast after 4 years, Marietta Lee, the newly-named CEO of The Lee Company, has a lot to talk about!


The Lee Company is now a 3rd generation family- business that is a leading innovator in miniature precision fluid controls. Simultaneous with transitioning to a new CEO, The Lee Company also reached...