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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 -

Oct 30, 2023

The only constant in life is change! What would you do if your product or service was made obsolete by new technology? Throw in the towel or take a deep look at the business to pull together an entirely new business idea?


In this week's episode, Ari speaks with Ryan Bower of Verico Technology about the history and...

Oct 24, 2023

Architectural lighting may not be something you think about often- but most people notice when it's really great or really bad!


In this episode, Allie Schieffelin, Owner and CEO of The Lighting Quotient, talks about lighting design and engineering and how this 100+ year old company has shifted with the times and...

Oct 17, 2023

When your business becomes known for handling tough engineering challenges, you might find that growth follows! Peter Paul makes solenoid valves for some of the most challenging flow solution applications.


In this episode, Ari talks to Mark Mangiafico, President of Peter Paul about growing up in and around his...

Oct 10, 2023

Rich Milici, President &CEO of Blackstone Industries wanted to control his own fate after his job was moved to another state - so he started his entrepreneurial journey.


In 2013, Rich purchased Blackstone Industries, a group of brands that manufacturers tools for artisan markets. With 3 brands that are over 100...

Oct 3, 2023

This is an incredible Made in America story of bringing woolen textile manufacturing back to the US - specifically back to New England. In this episode, Ari talks to Jacob Long, President of American Woolen Company, about his passion for creating a story and a community around the American wool industry.