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This podcast is a great resource for manufacturing leaders in CT and Western Mass to learn from each other. Each week Ari Santiago interviews a thriving local manufacturing leader and discovers the secrets to their success.  

Learn great tips and best practices as these leaders tell their personal and business stories. Discover the strategies they have used to start, develop, and grow their business - leadership, sales, marketing, investments, spin-offs/mergers, culture and so much more!  


Ari Santiago is the President, CEO and Founder of IT Direct, a Technology Managed Service Provider in Hartford, CT. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it is making on our local economy. IT Direct focuses on providing its manufacturing clients the technology, support, and strategic guidance they need to not only meet their business goals but to drive future success. 


This podcast is brought to you by IT Direct -

Produced by Miceli Productions - 


Sep 10, 2019

Darius Kania, VP of Lynn Welding, has amazing clarity of purpose in everything he does. This episode is chock full of great ideas that he has successfully implemented in his own company. From Marketing to Sales to employee growth and development, Darius talks about so many lessons he's learned and improvements he's made.  

Learn about the risks his family has taken and the rewards they have achieved. As an immigrant, Darius still truly believes we live in the land of opportunity. His focus is to continue to learn and grow and to bring every member of his community along with him. The pride he takes in his company and the happiness of his employees absolutely shines in this terrific interview.

Darius Kania, Vice President of Lynn Welding
Phone: 860.667.4400


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